Thursday, September 18, 2008
We're not exactly sure how it happened and its taken a while to fix, but they're back now.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So the solution:
- Temporary - we'll try and get it added to a different server.
- Long-term - increase our hardware capacity by purchasing some new servers. This will take some weeks to achieve, hence the need for the temporary measure. This increase in server capacity will also increase the speed of the TRIP Database.
There is a chance TRIP Answers will go live this week, but it's more likely the first week of October.
Developing websites can be such a pain!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We've already secured the agreement of a number of collaborating organisation to publish their Q&As on the site, the list is as follows:
- ATTRACT (Wales)
- FSRH (UK)
- Clinical Cases and Images (USA)
- RCOG clinical queries (UK)
- Univadis (UK)
- Norwegian Electronic Health Library (Norway)
- Ma'aneh Larofeh – Clalit Health Services (Israel)
- Evidence Direct, Melbourne (Australia)
The international flavour is particularly exciting and I'm looking forward to these questions being available.
Watch this space...
Monday, September 08, 2008
- It’s a collection of clinical Q&As from around the World
- Each question has been tagged (tags are roughly the same as keywords). They help describe the question and are useful in browsing and refining searching
- Tags are displayed in tag clouds. These are collections of tags and the more prominent the tag, the more times the tag has been used
- If you click on a tag it restricts the Q&As to those with that particular tag. NOTE: A Q&A is typically tagged with multiple tags
- Search is an alternate to browsing via tags. One way is to search using your broad topic area (e.g. myocardial infarction) and then click on a tag (in the tag cloud) that matches your interest e.g. clopidogrel
- Check out the Tag Cloud of Clinical Uncertainty
- Still confused? Let me know via the form at the bottom of the Interact page.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
For years I've been a huge fan of the related articles feature in PubMed and recently have been investigating the underlying mechanism (semantic analysis). As a result of this, TRIP is starting to investigate using semantic analysis in a variety of ways. Our first trial has shown the promise of this technology.
Below are two screen shots (click on these to see a larger image). The big text box is the input box (where text is added) the list below that are the results obtained from TRIP. In the first example there is free-text question I added and in the second there is a title from a recent JAMA article.
I'd be keen to hear from readers of this blog if they feel this may be useful and if so how they'd like to see it used.
Monday, September 01, 2008
I get so excited by these figures for two reasons:
1) They're pretty big numbers
2) Think of all that good quality evidence that is being used!