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Resource spotlight: VisualDX

By Teri Hartman

VisualDX is a clinical decision support tool that merges medical images with disease information that can be searched by symptoms, visual clues, diagnosis, or medication. This resource includes over 1300 diagnoses, and over 3000 images, with information updated quarterly. Access VisualDX through the McGoogan website or Nebraska Medicine library portal, through the UpToDate resource, or via the VisualDX mobile app.

When beginning a search, enter a keyword and limit to Dx, Rx, or F for patient Finding, or simply search for the term. Example: search for Tylenol as a keyword.

The results include images of matching diagnoses, and the differential builder where findings can be added or removed. Emergencies are designated with a [E] in the title. Each diagnosis includes citations that link to open-access PubMed.

Each diagnosis includes applicable ICD 9 and ICD 10 codes, diagnostic and management pearls, differential diagnosis and pitfalls, best tests, recommended therapy, associated medications and findings, and links to dark skin images

Starting with the Differential Diagnosis button on the resource homepage connects to the clinical scenario page. In addition to pediatric and adult lesions and rashes, choices include pressure ulcer staging, child abuse recognition (this includes cultural practices that might be mistaken for abuse), marine exposures, pulmonary infection (with CT and x-ray images), and cellulitis DDx.

Topic pages can be shared by email with colleagues, even if they don’t subscribe to VisualDX. In order to serve health professionals treating disease outbreaks around the world, the company has created an open access Global Disease resource.

VisualDX is integrated into UpToDate search results. Searching UpToDate for a condition that has images included in VisualDX will include a link to images in the results.

The mobile version of VisualDX requires a free registered account. After creating the account, download the app at either Google Play or the iTunes App store, and install using the registered account id and password. An Internet connection is not required to use the mobile version of VisualDX. The mobile account must be validated once a year by logging in from an on-campus computer. Note: the mobile app does not integrate with UpToDate.

VisualDX image may also be used for educational purposes. Please see the usage guidelines.

 

New books in the collection

  • Anatomic pathology: board review [edited by]Jay H. Lefkowitch. QZ 18.2 An16 2015
  • Bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D. WM 207 M745b 2014
  • Clinical pathology: board review [editors,] Steven L. Spitalnik, Suzanne A. Arinsburg, Jeffrey S. Jhang. QZ 18.2 C615 2015
  • Dermatology: a pictorial review editor, Asra Ali. WR 18.2 D4345 2015
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2015 [a student-to-student guide] Tao Le, Vikas Bhushan, Matthew Sochat, Patrick Sylvester, Michael Mehlman, Kimberly Kallianos. W 18.2 F575 2015
  • Jewish medical resistance in the Holocaust edited by Michael A. Grodin. WZ 80.5 J3 2014
  • Master the boards USMLE step 3 Conrad Fischer, MD and Sonia Reichert, MD. W 18.2 F5291 2015
  • Molecular biology of the cell Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter ; with problems by John Wilson, Tim Hunt. QH 581.2 M718 2015
  • PHTLS: prehospital trauma life support Prehospital Trauma Life Support Committee of The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in cooperation with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons WO 700 P578 2015
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation board review edited by Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD ; associate editor, Joseph Lee, MD. WB 18.2 P578 2015
  • Saunders Q&A review for the NCLEX-RN examination. Linda Anne Silvestri. WY 18.2 S587sq 2015
  • Users’ guides to the medical literature: a manual for evidence-based clinical practice [edited by] Gordon Guyatt, Drummond Rennie, Maureen O. Meade, Deborah J. Cook. WB 102 U84 2015

A guide for the new NIH biosketch

By Cindy Schmidt

Grant deadline after May 25th?  Get your new biosketch ready!

The NIH and AHRQ will require use of a new biosketch format in applications for research grants submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Read more about the new format in our “NIH Biosketch” guide.

With the new format, the NIH is introducing SciENcv a tool that can help you produce your new biosketch. SciENcv can be populated with data from your eRA Commons account and from the publication list in the “My bibliography” section of your My NCBI account. We recommend that you

  1. Create a My NCBI account and link the account to your eRA Commons account.
  2. Create a master SciENcv profile.
  3. Assign delegates to help manage your My Bibliography and SciENcv or begin working on the process yourself.

Complete instructions for you and/or your delegates are available in the library’s “Using My Bibliography and SciENcv” tutorial and handouts.