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Integrated clinical information tool searches extensive full-text holdings for clinical answers in journal articles, books, and videos.  Searchable by keyword as well as disease, finding, procedure or drug.  Published by Elsevier.  2007 - Present.

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  • Neogi, T. (2011). Clinical practice. Gout. The New England Journal of Medicine, 364(5), 443-452.

  • Wilson, J. (2010). In the clinic. GoutAnnals Of Internal Medicine152(3), ITC21. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-3-201002020-01002


  • Hainer BL, Matheson EM. (2013).   Approach to acute headache in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2013 May 15;87(10):682-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 23939446.
  • MacGregor EA. In the clinic. Migraine. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Nov 5;159(9):ITC5-1, ITC5-2, ITC5-3, ITC5-4, ITC5-5, ITC5-6, ITC5-7, ITC5-8, ITC5-9, ITC5-10, ITC5-11, ITC5-12, ITC5-13, ITC5-14, ITC5-15; quiz ITC5-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-9-201311050-01005. Review. PubMed PMID: 24189604. 






Low Back Pain



  • Marcantonio ER. In the clinic. Delirium. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jun 7;154(11):ITC6-1, ITC6-2, ITC6-3, ITC6-4, ITC6-5, ITC6-6, ITC6-7, ITC6-8, ITC6-9, ITC6-10, ITC6-11, ITC6-12, ITC6-13, ITC6-14, ITC6-15; quiz ITC6-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-11-201106070-01006. Review. PubMed PMID: 21646553. 
  • Cucchiara B, Kasner SE. In the clinic. Transient ischemic attack. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 4;154(1):ITC11-15; quiz ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-1-201101040-01001. Review. PubMed PMID: 21200033. 
  • Chou KL. (2012).  In the clinic. Parkinson disease. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Nov 6;157(9):ITC5-1 - ITC5-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-9-20121106-01005. Review. PubMed PMID: 23128879.



Palliative Care

  • Swetz KM, Kamal AH. In the clinic. Palliative care. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Feb 7;156(3):ITC2-1, TC2-2, TC2-3, TC2-4, TC2-5, TC2-6, TC2-7, TC2-8, TC2-9, TC2-10, TC2-11, TC2-12, TC2-13, TC2-14, TC2-15; quiz TC2-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-3-201202070-01002. Review. PubMed PMID: 22312158.

Perioperative Evaluation

Plantar Fasciitis

  • Young C. In the clinic. Plantar fasciitis. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jan 3;156(1 Pt 1):ITC1-1, ITC1-2, ITC1-3, ITC1-4, ITC1-5, ITC1-6, ITC1-7, ITC1-8, ITC1-9, ITC1-10, ITC1-11, ITC1-12, ITC1-13, ITC1-14, ITC1-15; quiz ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-1-201201030-01001. Review. PubMed PMID: 22213510. 





Sleep Disorders

  • Masters PA. (2014). In the clinic. Insomnia. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 7;161(7):ITC1-15; quiz ITC16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-161-7-201410070-01004. Review. PubMed PMID: 25285559.
  • Balachandran JS, Patel SR. In the clinic. Obstructive sleep apnea. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 4;161(9):ITC1-15; quiz ITC16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-161-9-201411040-01005. Review. PubMed PMID: 25364899. 
  • Bertisch S. In the Clinic. Restless Legs Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 3;163(9):ITC1-11. doi: 10.7326/AITC201511030. Review. PubMed PMID: 26524584. 

Smoking Cessation

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. (2015).  How to Quit Smoking.  Retrieved from
  • Patel MS, Steinberg MB. In the Clinic. Smoking Cessation. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 1;164(5):ITC33-ITC48. doi: 10.7326/AITC201603010. PubMed PMID: 26926702. 

Substance Abuse

  • Pace CA, Samet JH. Substance Use Disorders. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 5;164(7):ITC49-ITC64. doi: 10.7326/AITC201604050. PubMed PMID: 27043992. 
  • Edelman EJ, Fiellin DA. In the Clinic. Alcohol Use. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jan 5;164(1):ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/AITC201601050. Review. PubMed PMID: 26747315; PubMed Central PMCIDPMC4753068


  • McDermott MT. In the clinic. Hypothyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Dec 1;151(11):ITC61. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-151-11-200912010-01006. Review. PubMed PMID: 19949140. 
  • McDermott MT. Hyperthyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jul 3;157(1):ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-1-20120703-01001. Review. PubMed PMID: 22751778. 

Travel Medicine

  • Schwartz BS, Larocque RC, Ryan ET. In the clinic. Travel medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jun 5;156(11):ITC6-1, ITC6-2, ITC6-3, ITC6-4, ITC6-5, ITC6-6, ITC6-7, ITC6-8, ITC6-9, ITC6-10, ITC6-11, ITC6-12, ITC6-13, ITC6-14, ITC6-15; quiz ITC6-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-11-201206050-01006. Review. PubMed PMID: 22665823. 

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Gupta K, Trautner B. In the clinic. Urinary tract infection. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Mar 6;156(5):ITC3-1-ITC3-15; quiz ITC3-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-5-201203060-01003. Review. PubMed PMID: 22393148. 


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DynaMed Plus
Clinical Care

Description: Access drug, disease, and diagnostic information.
Access: Courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.
Instructions: Access DynaMed Plus then click on 'Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile app' in the menu at the top of the screen and enter your email address. Download DynaMed Plus app to your device then open email message and click on the 'authentication key' to activate your app. Note: you can use the same email to active DynaMed on up to three devices; the emailed authentication key is good for 48 hours.

Electronic Preventive Services Selector

Description: Identifies primary care preventive services for specific patients based on age, sex, tobacco use, and sexually active based on current recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). 
Access: Free
Instructions: Download the app.

Description: Drug, condition and procedure information plus tools including drug interaction checker, calculators, and pill identifier. 
Access: Free Instructions: Download the app then create free personal login/password to access.  Users may use the app as a web app (i.e. requires WiFi connection to use) or download data to device (i.e. will work regardless of WiFi connection).

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Chavon Onumah, MD

Clerkship Coordinator

Keyana Askew

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