McGoogan News

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.

 

JoVE mobile app now available

JoVE, a video-based journal, can now be accessed by the UNMC community on Apple and Android mobile devices. Additionally, a mobile accessible website is available.

To access JoVE content in the app:

  1. Create a personal JoVE account on the JoVE website. A UNMC email address is required for registration and access.
  2. Confirm the registration, which will be sent to your email address.
  3. Download the app from the app store.
  4. Log in with your UNMC email address and JoVE password.

The library subscribes to the following JoVE journals:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Clinical and translational medicine
  • Immunology and infection
  • Neuroscience

Resource spotlight: Ebooks

The McGoogan Library owns or provides access to a growing collection of ebooks in the health sciences. In most cases, the library will not purchase the print version of books for which we have electronic access.  We offer many ways of using and viewing our ebooks.  If you know the title, ISBN, publisher, or vendor of an ebook, you can search for it directly in our Ebook A-Z list.

Ebooks are generally only available via the web interface, not devices such as Kindles. Some publishers and vendors do provide specific apps for viewing content from a mobile device. You can view a table of these options and more from our ebook library guide.

Access to PDFs also vary and sometimes require a personal logon, such as in the case of Clinical Key. If you have any questions or have problem with our ebooks please contact the AskUs desk at 402-559-6221 or askus@unmc.edu.

First Consult now available only via Clinical Key

The library had previously been able to offer First Consult through two platforms. Now with the original platform discontinuing, First Consult will now only be available via Clinical Key. Please note that the Clinical Key version of First Consult does not include the original differential diagnosis tool. As an alternative, try the DDx tool in AccessMedicine under the Quick Reference tab.

The First Consult app will still be available and accessible via a free Clinical Key personal account.

Like to browse journals? Try BrowZine!

The library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals from your Android and iOS mobile devices. All in a format optimized for your tablet and smartphone! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To learn more, please take a look at this short two-minute video: http://vimeo.com/75971786?autoplay=1

With BrowZine, you can:
Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit http://unmc.libguides.com/browzine.

Getting started is easy! From your Android or iOS device, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Nebraska Medical Center from the drop down list. Enter your UNMC Net ID. Start exploring BrowZine!