Infectious Disease Compendium: A Persiflager's Guide
By Pusware LLC
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A hyperlinked guide to Infectious Diseases. Find us on Facebook!
Over 600 pages of information on antibiotics, organisms and diseases.
Intended as a quick reference for non-infectious disease practitioners.
Updated monthly from the literature.
References link to Pubmed or primary sources.
Add your own notes linked to the topics. Mark entries as "Favorites" and/or email them to others.
Written over 10 years by a practicing board certified Infectious Disease doctor, a 2010 USNews and World Report Top US Doctor and the producer of the Puscast, a bimonthly podcast update of the ID literature and a Gobbet o Pus, both available on iTunes.
$5.99 (less than a penny a page) gets you the years edition and updates for life (my life, not yours).
Curious but undecided? All the content can be found for free, yes free, at http://www.edgydoc.com (requires a 'modern' HTML5 compliant browser: most recent versions of Safari, Chrome or Firefox.
Reviews for the Uncertain:
- Medical App Journal: 4 Stars
"BOTTOM LINE: The Infectious Disease Persiflager’s Guide is an entertaining and engaging overview of infectious diseases, which is well suited for practicing clinicians and public health researchers. The content appears accurate and is highly referenced, although some sections seem to be pending future updates. The affordable price seems well worth the assimilation of current medical content and experience-based knowledge from a practicing expert in the field.
- Mobile Infectious Disease References: From the Bedside to the Beach. Clinical Infectious Diseases.
"The Infectious Diseases Compendium would be perfect for students and residents to review treatment options prior to staffing a consultation with the attending physician or while admitting patients to a medical or surgical service."
What's New in Version 8.2.1
- BUG FIX: timeout on start
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Suddenly Mark Crislip is useful.
I have listened to Puscast, Quackcast, and various interviews on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe for at least 4 years; big Mark Crislip fan. Up till now this has all been for jollies, since there was no effective way to access this body of know-how at the bedside. Now, that reign of darkness has ended; bring the new dawn, it's in my pocket.
Critique; something I note, actually the major thing I note, I can't search the app. Am I totally missing something? Why can't I search the app? Example: Me to Myself "Hey, I would like to pull out something to convince my attending that this fellow really has community acquired pneumonia, not hospital acquired pneumonia and does not need imipenem and Vanc."
So I did a dry run
Me to myself again "hmmmm, can't search it, so, maybe it's under H for hospital acquired.... nope. Maybe P for pneumonia? Yes here is pneumonia, now, let me scroll through this wad of text till he mentions something like... Yes, here it is vent and hospital acquired are sort of in the same place, now is there a definition of hospital acquired... no, is it somewhere else? no? did I therefore just waste my time? Yes."
No big deal, lots of info there, but maybe the definition is somewhere else, but I will likely never know since I would have to read SO MUCH to fund out. Switch to Dr. Google.
But, do you see what I mean? Why can't I search this great app at least for phrases?
Best ID App - Get it
This is my go to App for anything ID. Definitely worth every penny. I'd pay more, actually.
Format is very efficient - Bugs, Drugs, Diseases, Search - you can even mark your favorites, the stuff you see the most (which is one of my favorite parts).
Bottom line is that this gets you to the exact thing you're looking for faster.
Keeps things short and only elaborates with the important references and annotations when it's necessary / more complicated (say, Staph Aureus vs. Micrococcus).
Updates are timely and the app functions well without glitches/pauses (unlike SOOO many other apps which nearly kill me in their slowness).
For point-of-care ID, this is the best, most efficient first source you will find. Do yourself a favor and get it.
My only constructive criticism (which can be fixed in future update) is when you go back (say, after you click on an annotation and you read it and want to pick up where you left off) it takes you to the top of whatever screen you were on. Not a huge deal because the format is generally short enough that I can find my place, but it would be nice if it took you back to the spot on the page where you were. Probably easier said than coded, but there is my one and only possible improvement.
Good luck out there.
Awesome App For Any Specialty or Level Of Training
As a med student this is a great app for any service that you are on and is a bargain for the price. I'm not the person who spends money on apps. In fact I rarely buy them. But when tempted by the great reviews and having listened to the authors podcasts I took the plunge. So glad I did! Many of my fellow med students and residents have also now purchased and been pleased too. It is highly applicable to almost any specialty or rotation since infection, unlike doctors, doesn't stop where one organ system ends and another begins.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Dec 04, 2012
- Version: 8.2.1
- Size: 21.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Pusware LLC
- © 2005-2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.