Medpedia adds Clinical Trials

February 3, 2010

Medpedia continues to add vetted health information. In addition to health topics in a Wikipedia style, they had added news and RSS feed from blogs (including this one). Now they have developed integration with ClinicalTrials.gov. The unique approach they are promoting is linking from articles to related clinical trials. I tried this for myself and was able to find that it worked particularly well for some terms like “diabetes.” Also, the search function has good features and the advanced search, called “Clinical” includes Study Type (Interventional, 

Medpedia, despite its growth, has some gaps. For instance, if you look for articles by the alpha index, like leukemia, you find none, but do a search and dozens of very specific articles appear (hairy cell leukemia).  Overall the number of articles, organization and layout of Medpedia continues to improve.  Try out the Clinical Trials search for yourself and see what you think.

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