Support for shared decision making: "health professionals and patients with early cancer discuss the risks and benefits of getting additional
therapy ... after surgery".
|Medical Object Oriented Software Enterprises Ltd
||Cross-referenced medical dictionary, differential diagnosis, diagnoses database, disease glossary, medication knowledge database, UMLS
||Under continuous development
The Diseases Database is a cross-referenced index of human disease,
medications, symptoms, signs, abnormal investigation findings etc. It
features semantic indexing of web sites. It is mapped to UMLS to provide
concept definitions and interface with systems using other coding systems
and terminologies. The search engine, concepts, categories and relations are original and
The Diseases Database provides a medical textbook-like index and search portal covering areas including
The Diseases Database site provides a range of tightly cross-navigable facilities:
- "General internal medical disorders
- Symptoms and signs
- Congenital and inherited disorders
- Infectious diseases and organisms
- Drugs and medications
- Common haematology and biochemistry investigation abnormalities."
- "Lists of human diseases, medications, symptoms, signs, abnormal investigation findings ...
- Dictionary type definitions for many items via links to the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)
- Subject specific hyperlinks to web information resources for many items (e.g. the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence's Guidelines on taxanes are available, whether you come from breast cancer or taxol/paclitaxel or taxanes)
- A 'pre-loaded' multiple search engine enquiry page using all item synonyms (e.g. search on Klinefelter's syndrome)
- Where suitable UMLS equivalents of items exist, the terms under which those concepts are known (including languages other than English), the source and the 'code' are shown (e.g. appendicitis)."
Malcolm Duncan, Medical Object Oriented Software Enterprises Ltd.
|Malcolm Duncan, Medical Object Oriented Software Enterprises Ltd.|
Entry on OpenClinical: 17 September 2003|
Last main update: 18 September 2003