I have been invited to preview a new feature on Medpedia and to let my readers know about this feature. Readers can now access information in the Clinical Trials database from Medpedia. The database is accessible from sites such as PubMed. However the neat point in Medpedia is that the database interface is embedded in the encyclopedia articles themselves. So for instance, a quick search for Alzheimer’s Disease produces the following article here. On the top right hand corner of the page there is a hypertext link to the Clinical Trials database interface. Clicking on this link takes the reader to another page which lists 604 articles at the time of writing, a number of which are displayed on the page. The search interface is also displayed on the page so that the searches can be further refined. The bottom line is that the information on clinical trials is available in a single mouse click from the article page which enables information to be rapidly identified. The idea behind this is to raise the visibility of clinical trials particularly those that are recruiting (see press release here). Published articles based on the clinical trials are also displayed as references which is another neat feature.
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