ClinCalc.com has been a bit quiet over the past year. Our Twitter account has been mute, email updates rare, and website updates sparse.
Why the radio silence?
We’ve been diligently working on an exciting new product for the past year. Quite literally, HUNDREDS of hours have been poured into the conception, creation, and implementation of this amazing new product. Given this massive undertaking, we’ve kept website and mobile app updates to a minimum in order to expedite our production schedule. Continue reading
The newest ACC/AHA ASCVD Pooled Cohort Equations has been a very hot topic lately. Our free web-based ASCVD tool and mobile applications have been very well received. A number of ClinCalc readers have asked for a better understanding of the Pooled Cohort Equations — how is an ASCVD calculated? How “strong” is each risk factor?
To help clinicians understand the new Pooled Cohort Equations, we’ve released a fantastic new visualization and graphing tool. The tool is intended for the advanced clinician who wants to delve deeper into the equations and visualize the tool in a novel, interactive way.
At ClinCalc, we’re very proud to announce the availability of both a web-based 10-year ASCVD Risk Calculator (also termed the Pooled Cohort Equations Calculator). This risk assessment tool is recommended by the newly published 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines to estimate 10-year risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes in preparation for American Pharmacists Month. To celebrate, we’re rolling out four new clinical tools and calculators on ClinCalc.com:
- Benzodiazepine Equivalence Calculator
- Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Summary
- Number Needed to Treat
- Odds Ratio to Risk Ratio Conversion
We’ve been very busy over the past few months to release a brand new, fully upgraded version of ClinCalc.com. Today, these updates are now available!
Read below for the major updates that we’ve released, but rest assured, there are many, many more under-the-hood updates for nearly all of the 25+ clinical calculators on ClinCalc.
There’s nothing that smells sweeter than a freshly based mobile app for medical education. Our newest app, FlashRX by ClinCalc, is no exception!
As a professor, I commonly see frustrated students with complicated drug cards that provide excessive, non-prioritized information. Instead of these complicated drug cards, FlashRX’s drug database focuses on simple, usable information to develop a core knowledge base. This emphasis on practical knowledge will improve learning and comprehension of the top 200 drugs.
Click here to read more about FlashRX and download it for your iPhone or Android mobile device.
We’ve got some exciting news regarding updates over the past month on ClinCalc. We’ve posted two new clinical calculators, released a new iPhone/Android mobile app, and even did some guest posting!
We’ve been busy at ClinCalc — we’ve officially released four new features on the website, a number of small features, and we’re finishing development on a new mobile application targeted at pharmacy and medical students! Below is an overview of the four newest pages on ClinCalc: Continue reading
Phenytoin (PHT) and valproic acid (VPA) compete for the same binding sites on albumin. In patients taking both PHT and VPA, the free fraction of phenytoin will be increased, which causes a total PHT level to falsely represent a patient’s active PHT status.
To supplement the recent video on Total vs. Free Phenytoin and the existing correction calculator for hypoalbuminemia, a new correction calculator for concurrent valproic acid has been released.
MIC breakpoints for antimicrobials are not easy to look up — until now.
CLSI, the governing body in the United States for breakpoints, hides their data behind a $250+ book called M100. For clinicians who do not work in a microbiology lab or have access to the M100 book, it is difficult to find published breakpoints for antimicrobial agents. Continue reading