DynaMed can be accessed from the link in the Resources box below, or through the Health Sciences Library website:
Additional support resources are available through the DynaMed Support page. DynaMed Support can also be contacted directly using the provided contact link below.
If you have any questions or need additional support with any of the library's resources, you can stop by and visit the Health Sciences Library Front Desk during our desk hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, or contact the Library using one of the options below.
DynaMed organizes it's content into Topic Pages containing clinically relevant information in a standardized layout for ease of access & information retrieval. Topic pages are organized into the following 6 categories:
|This Topic page can contain an overview on a single Topic (i.e. Dyspnea) or it can contain a list of Topic pages for a broad topic area (i.e. Pediatrics).
|This Topic page contains information on conditions, syndromes, and diseases; they are labeled Condition in the search results.
|This Topic page contains information on the drug's dosing, indications, contraindications, interactions, administration, monitoring, and adverse effects; they are labeled Drug in the search results.
|This Topic page contains information on the lab's indications, sample collection, test methodology, and normal/abnormal reference ranges & results; they are labeled Lab in the search results.
|All searches returns any relevent Image results as thumbnails at the top of the page. Further results can be reviewed by selecting Images at the top of the Results page.
|All searches returns any relevent Calculators results, with their name and a basic version of the calculated formula, at the top of the Results page. Further results can be reviewed by selecting Calculators at the top of the Results page.
All other content in DynaMed - Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis, EBM & Diagnostic Tools, Prevention, and Patient Education/Information - can be found in one of the above categories with the majority concentrated in the Condition topic pages.
The Diagnosis sub-heading on the Condition topic page contains information on Diagnostic Tests & Tools for that condition. The "Making the Diagnosis" sub-section contains the information on what test/tools should be used to confirm the diagnosis.
-- Other sub-sections contain information on further Tests, Labs, and Imaging Studies to provide a more detailed diagnosis, assess comorbidities, or provide alternate diagnosis.
EBM information can be found throughout the Condition page, but it is generally concentrated in the Treatment sub-heading. Evidence Grades or Levels are provided next to the treatment recommendations where available.
-- Information regarding the criteria for the Evidence Grade or Level, along with any association/society recommendations, are included as links.
The Health Sciences Library provides COM students with access to premium content on the DynaMed app via institutional authentication.
Please follow the instructions below to download & authenticate the DynaMed app on your mobile device.
Below are further resources, provided by the vendor, on downloading and installing the DynaMed app on mobile devices.
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