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Welcome to the Pharmacy Resources Wiki.  This Wiki was developed to help pharmacy students and other professionals find links to useful resources, apps and other information around technology and evidence.

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Online Resources

Therapeutics

e-therapeutics - The online version of Therapeutics Choices
Evidence-Based On-call Database - Evidence Based Synopses of 38 on-call medical conditions
Journal Club - Open, user-reviewed summaries of the top studies in medical research
Agency for Health and Social care - Web-based portal enabling access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice information
Medscape - Offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools
Bugs and Drugs - One of the most comprehensive antibiotic therapeutic handbooks - PDF available for download here

Pharmacology & Pathophysiology

Goodman and Gilman's pharmacological basis of therapeutics - Detailed information on medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of drugs
Katsung - Basic and clinical pharmacology
Kumar: Robin and Cotran pathologic basis for disease - General pathophysiology of diseases

Medicinal Chemistry

Drugbank - Includes information on chemical properties and protein targets

Drug Monographs

Natural Standard - Herbal/Natural health products
e-CPS (Available through e-therapeutics) - Online Version of the CPS
Martindale (Available through Medicines Complete) - Includes information on chemical structure and names in other countries
AHFS (Available through Medicines Complete) - Developed by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, independent from Drug manufacturers
Drugbank - Includes information on chemical properties and protein targets

Drug Interaction Monographs

Stockley's Drug Interactions - Available through Medicines Complete
Lexicomp - Available through e-therapeutics

Guidelines

National Guideline Clearinghouse - Agency for Healthcare research and quality
BC Guidelines - Developed by the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee (GPAC), a joint committee of the BCMA and the Ministry of Health
Up-to-date - Clinical decision support system for clinicians by subscription
Canadian Medical Association - CMA guidelines

Miscellaneous

Peter Loewen's Resources - Contains materials from Dr. Loewen's lectures, talks, and some of his clinical tools
Therapeutics Education Collaboration - Provides current, evidence-based, practical and relevant information on rational drug therapy
Tools for Practice - Biweekly articles that summarize medical evidence on a clinical question with a focus on information that can modify your day to day practice
HLWIKI Canada - Open, free-to-use global encyclopedia with portals on health librarianship, social media and a range of information technology topics
HLWIKI Pharmacy - a very comprehensive list of pharmacy resources developed by Dean Giustini a librarian at UBC
UBC library Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Guide another list of resources available for pharmacists
Therapeutic Decision-Making - a guide to critically appraising all types of literature to help you make decisions for your patients
The NNT.com - quick summaries of evidence-based medicine
Evidence-Based and Shared-Informed Decision Making According to Homer - a 17 minute video on how to incorporate evidence and shared-informed decision making into clinical care
LCA/RDP Booklets - from health.gov.bc.ca
Drug Schedules - from bcpharmacists.org
Top 50 Medical Wikis

Other Website Recommendations

Favourite Apps

Primary Literature Search Engines

Tutorial for OvidSP
Tutorial for PubMed
Trip Database - a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice
Cochrane Library - full-text access, regularly updated systematic reviews by the Cochrane Collaboration. Includes completed systematic reviews and review protocols in development.
Pubmed-Medline - broadly covers biomedical literature. The indexing data for Medline comes from the US National Library of Medicine.
OvidSP-Embase - indexes biomedical literature, with strengths in pharmaceutical information and the European and Japanese literature
OvidSP-Medline - broadly covers biomedical literature. The indexing data for Medline comes from the US National Library of Medicine.

Medical/Pharmacy Apps

Primary Literature/EBM
MyStudies for the iPad and available on the web
  • This app takes the important data from landmark studies, and presents them in an easy to read format. This includes the absolute and relative numbers, NNT/NNH, and important baseline characteristics and demographics of each study. The results can be filtered by a 95% or a 99% confidence interval to only show those results that are statistically significant.
Journal Club for the iPhone
  • Journal Club for iPhone focuses on the top articles in internal medicine. Written by physicians, these article summaries are distilled into bite-size morsels that clinicians can digest quickly.
Drug Monographs
Micromedex for the iPhone, iPad and for the Android
  • Drug monographs and counselling points for all drugs and OTCs. Completely free, and an internet connection is not required, allowing for access at anytime from anywhere.
Epocrates available for the Android and the iPhone
  • Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs. Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions,select national and regional healthcare insurance formularies for patient coverage information, identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics, perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR, and access medical news, research, and information. -FREE
Calculators
Lab Unit Converter for the iPhone
  • Quickly converts lab values between USA units ("conventional units") and SI units (Système International).
MedCalc for the iPhone
  • More than 300 formulas, scores, scales and classifications with support for US and SI units. Custom overlaid controls: no sliding in and out to input values. Search for equations by name or keywords and the option to make a customizable list of favorite equations.
Disease/Conditions References
Medscape for the iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • This app has prescribing & safety information for Rx drugs, OTCs, herbals and supplements, including a drug interaction checker. Also has comprehensive reviews on diseases, Conditions & Procedures (pathophysiology, epidemiology, differential diagnoses, workup, treatment, medication options, and more), and many medical calculators. -FREE
University of Maryland Medical Centre Medical Encyclopedia for the iPhone
  • Medically reviewed information on: Symptoms, Injury, Disease, Surgery, Nutrition, Special Topics, Poison, Tests, YouTube Videos. -FREE
Skyscape available for the Android, iPhone, and iPad
  • The free Skyscape app comes loaded with a valuable package of medical resources, including drug information, medical calculators and clinical information on over 850 topics. You can purchase any of more than 600 premium resources in 35 medical specialties and access all of them from within this app.
Dynamed for the iPhone/iPad.
  • DynaMed is a clinical reference database with more than 3,100 evidence-based clinical summaries updated daily and intended for use primarily at the point-of-care.
Guidelines
BC Guidelines for the iPhone
  • This application contains over 30 clinical practice guidelines in abridged format. The app is easily updated as more become available. Guidelines can be searched, sorted by topic, and include pictures, flow sheets, and other useful information. This application serves as a condensed, portable companion to the full clinical practice guidelines found at www.BCGuidelines.ca, where over 50 guidelines are available in a range of formats. -FREE

Medical Podcasts

Best Science (BS) Medicine podcast
Presented by James McCormack and Michael Allan with focus on trying to promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking of a variety of topics with humour and in a case-based approach.
Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms
Provides a concise review of the evaluation of a common symptom, causes, history and physical examination, and Red Flag findings. An emphasis on features that help in differential diagnosis and a systematic approach to testing are included.
Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Radio Podcast brings together the daily, one-minute Mayo Clinic health news updates covering a wide variety of topics that are broadcast on radio stations throughout the United States and Canada.
Ercast
A short focused discussion on the questions, quagmires and known unknowns faced everyday in the emergency department with perspectives from emergency physicians as well as other specialties. Ercast covers a single issue and tries to tease out all the relevant elements. It's for physicians and anyone interested in a bare bones look at emergency care.
POEM of the week
Podcast released each week delivering a five minute discussion about an important recent medical study reviewed by the POEMs editors.
JAMA
A monthly series of discussions of core issues in evidence-based medicine by leading practitioners in the field.
Lancet
Listen to The Lancet's podcasts for author interviews and expert discussions on clinical practice, evidence, and campaigns.
NEJM
Audio interviews of various experts by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Annals of internal medicine
Issue highlights and interviews from Annals of Internal Medicine.

Risk Calculators

CVD Calculator - Cardiovascular
Framingham - Cardiovascular
Reynolds Risk Score - Cardiovascular
QRISK - Cardiovascular and Stroke
UKPDS - Cardiovascular and Stroke
Frax Risk Calculator - Bone Fracture
Stroke risk in Afib - Stroke risk for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Note Taking Tools

iPad

PDF annotation

A brief review of available apps. .
All 3 of these apps feature the ability to:
  • Sync and browse files through dropbox or other cloud storage.
  • Make typed notes inside any PDF document.
  • Use an assortment of writing tools for freehand writing and highlighting.
For a detailed comparison between each of these, and how they vary, see this excellent review.

Note-taking

Top 5 notetaking apps for iPad
Key features:
  • Autosync with dropbox/cloud storage
  • Media Insertion
  • Full featured handwriting
  • PDF annotation
  • Advanced word processing
  • Linked audio recording (same as lecture capture)
Key features:
  • Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
  • Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists
  • Record voice and audio notes
  • Search for text inside images
  • Organize notes by notebooks and tags
  • Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter

Android

PDF annotation

  • Most comprehensive PDF annotation application available to android devices.

Note-taking

Key features:
  • Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
  • Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists
  • Record voice and audio notes
  • Search for text inside images
  • Organize notes by notebooks and tags
  • Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter

PC/Mac Laptop

PDF annotation

Miscellaneous

WEB-BASED RESOURCE