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Up To Date: The Nephrology Textbook of Today?

Posted Jan 14 2010 12:00am
The Poll Results from last week were relatively convincing: Up To Date is the most commonly used current reference system for rapidly obtaining nephrology knowledge, with 67% of respondents declaring Up To Date as their top source. I certainly used this a lot as a fellow, though I also tend to use the primary literature (e.g., Pub Med or a familiar review) a lot as well. Googling is common (and according to this 2006 NEJM article by Steinbrook , more journal articles are accessed via Google than Pub Med--not sure if this is still true). Up To Date has historical roots in nephrology, as one of its cofounders, Dr. Burton Rose, is a nephrologist and electrolyte guru, author of which should really be required reading for all nephrology fellow.

New poll starts tonight.
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