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How to get the most from the medical literature: Keeping up to date in nephrology
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 269–276, April 2010
How to Cite
CULLIS, J. and WEBSTER, A. C. (2010), How to get the most from the medical literature: Keeping up to date in nephrology. Nephrology, 15: 269–276. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2010.01282.x
- Issue published online: 30 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2010
- Accepted for publication 18 October 2009.Accepted manuscript online 25 January 2010.
- information management;
- continuing education;
- information dissemination
Best clinical practice means being up to date with the latest research, trials, guidelines and patient perspectives. Recent developments in the Internet, specifically Web 2.0 and its tools offer numerous opportunities for the doctor to keep up to date with all types of information, from professional news to the latest clinical research. Many clinicians are time-poor, and may not have had the opportunity to learn about newer technological innovations, or to understand how they can be used to save clinician's time and energy, while making information management more efficient. In this paper we will examine Web 2.0, including the use of RSS, and suggest a number of different websites that offer free access to nephrology news.