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Medical diagnostic tool for handheld devices and the web

18 December 2006

New York, USA. McGraw-Hill Professional has released Diagnosaurus 2.0, a differential diagnosis tool for the web and PDA. This latest version offers updates to symptoms, diseases and disorders as well as platform enhancements for the PDA.

Since Diagnosaurus was first introduced in 2003, tens of thousands of medical students, physicians, and other healthcare professionals have used the tool via PDA and web to aid them in making quick, informed medical decisions. Users can select from more than 500 symptoms and signs to view a prioritized list of potential causes, or they can search a database of more than 700 diseases to review etiology and discover alternate diagnoses. Hyperlinks among related diagnoses allow for instant cross-reference within the tool.

Powered for handheld devices by Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of knowledge management solutions and mobile information resources for healthcare, Diagnosaurus 2.0 for the PDA can be downloaded for free at

"Making authoritative medical information widely available to health professionals quickly and easily is our key objective with Diagnosaurus," said Michael Hays, vice president of McGraw-Hill Professional's Digital group. "This diagnostic tool puts key information one click away at all times and allows physicians do their jobs more efficiently and effectively."

A web-based version is also available with a subscription to McGraw-Hill Professional's, an online service for the medical community that gives instant answers to clinical questions from trusted sources.

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