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British Medical Journal
Editorials, How Web 2.0 is changing medicine, Dean Giustini
BMJ 2006;333:1283-1284 (23 December)

"One of the best blogs in medicine is Ves Dimov's Clinical Cases and Images - Blog. It contains a rich collection of "presurfed" material for busy clinicians and features interactivity and timely discussion. Dimov is also a supporter of medical librarian bloggers. Why waste time fumbling with search engines when you can consult this blog for timely updates? As well as case discussions, Ves provides links to today's medical headlines from Reuters and clinical images via a dynamic, free photo sharing tool called Flickr. One of his slide presentations "Web 2.0 in medicine" is available on Slideshare (itself a fantastic new 2.0 tool). Clinical Cases and Images is a virtual laboratory for doctors and medical librarians interested in Web 2.0."

The blog web site was founded by:


Ves Dimov, M.D.

Dr. Dimov is an Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He is double board-certified in Allergy/Immunology (ABAI, a conjoint board of Medicine and Pediatrics) and Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Dimov is the the Editor of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Small Airways Working Group site and a Member the WAO Web Editorial Board. He is a former Member of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Advisory Board for Students and Residents.

Dr. Dimov is known internationally for his contributions to the medical research community with over 130 publications to date including journal articles, book chapters and abstracts. He was interviewed by Nick Genes, the founder of the online Grand Rounds for the Pre-Rounds column of Medscape.com:

Popular Case-Based Resource Models Online Medical Training. 2006;8(2), 2006 Medscape.

Clinical Cases Make Blog a Popular Resource. 2006;8(1), 2006 Medscape.

Contact: clinicalcases@gmail.com

The blog is a part of the Clinical Cases and Images project which was also featured in the British Medical Journal:

"Clinical Cases and Images is a useful resource that brings together various pearls of medical wisdom and aims to bridge the gap between clinical theory and practice (clinicalcases.org).

This well organized site contains a good collection of case histories, with links to imaging, and clinical examination and procedure websites, making this a feature rich site with a strong focus on clinical learning."

British Medical Journal
Reviews, Netlines, Harry Brown
BMJ 2005;331:1345 (3 December)

The project was featured and referenced in 14 peer-reviewed medical journals and other scientific publications including, British Medical Journal (3 times), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Student BMJ, Medical Journal of Australia, Clinical Infectious Diseases, BMC Education, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Nursing Education Perspectives, Baylor College of Medicine Web Digest and Medscape (2 times). It was also featured by the The Los Angeles Times and Reuters. The project was presented at multiple national and international scientific meetings.

Clinical Cases and Images - Blog is featured by the Nature Publishing Group portal for high-quality science blogs (Nature Blogs).


Medical journals, scientific publications and major newspaper that have featured ClinicalCases.org.

More Reviews:

Clinical Cases and Images: CasesBlog

Dr. Ves Dimov has been riding the crest of the medicine 2.0 wave for years and his comprehensive and relentlessly up-to-date blog is the gateway to his internationally recognized collection of clinical teaching cases and images. This blog epitomizes the intersection of medicine and Web 2.0 in its full glory.



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Senior Editor

Shahid Randhawa, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Disclaimer and Terms of Use Agreement

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Vesselin Dimov, M.D. (the “author”) and “you,” the user of this web site (the “site”). Access to, use of and/or browsing of the site is provided subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. By accessing, using and/or browsing the site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

All opinions expressed here are those of their authors and not of their employer.

Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. If you are a patient, please see your doctor for evaluation of your individual case. Under no circumstances will the authors be liable to you for any direct or indirect damages arising in connection with use of this website.

The appearance of external hyperlinks to other websites does not constitute endorsement. We do not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained in these sites.

Patient Data

There are no real life patient data on this website. Please note: we do not write or “blog” about patients. All case descriptions are fictional, similar to the descriptions you can find in a multiple choice questions textbook for board exam preparation. Case courses and descriptions do not follow real cases.

Report a suspected HIPAA violation to clinicalcases@gmail.com.

Purpose of this web site

This web site is intended for medical professionals but can also be accessed by the general public. The information provided here is made available by the authors for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice. By accessing the web site, the visitors acknowledge that there is no physician-patient relationship between them and the authors. The web site should not be used as a substitute for competent medical advice from a licensed physician.

It is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. If recommendations or claims about nutrition, exercise or any other scope of healthy behavior or about any method or therapy are made, their source (original publication or the author’s personal opinion) is clearly stated. Every post is linked to its source of information. Any kind of information posted on the web site is referenced and properly dated.

Privacy

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This is a private web site receiving no funds from a third party. Free hosting is provided by the Blogger.com platform owned by Google, Inc.

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Published: 01/04/2004
Updated: 09/01/2011

Disclaimer and Terms of Use Agreement

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Vesselin Dimov, M.D. (the “author”) and “you,” the user of this web site (the “site”). Access to, use of and/or browsing of the site is provided subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. By accessing, using and/or browsing the site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

All opinions expressed here are those of their authors and not of their employer.

Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. If you are a patient, please see your doctor for evaluation of your individual case. Under no circumstances will the authors be liable to you for any direct or indirect damages arising in connection with use of this website. Patient data published on this website does not reflect any real-life patient cases, and if partial information is used, it is modified to protect patient confidentiality in strict compliance with HIPAA. Cases course and description do not follow real cases.

The appearance of external hyperlinks to other websites does not constitute endorsement. We do not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained in these sites.

Report a suspected HIPAA violation to clinicalcases@gmail.com.

Purpose of this web site

This web site is intended for medical professionals but can also be accessed by the general public. The information provided here is made available by the authors for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice. By accessing the web site, the visitors acknowledge that there is no physician-patient relationship between them and the authors. The web site should not be used as a substitute for competent medical advice from a licensed physician.

It is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. If recommendations or claims about nutrition, exercise or any other scope of healthy behavior or about any method or therapy are made, their source (original publication or the author’s personal opinion) is clearly stated. Every post is linked to its source of information. Any kind of information posted on the web site is referenced and properly dated.

Privacy

This web site does not collect any personal information about its visitors and readers. It does not apply cookies. The use of this web site is logged by visitors statistics software such as Google Analytics or SiteMeter . This enables us to know, for example, the country of origin of a user, and which external site has referred someone to this web site. This information is kept permanently for use in web site administration and research. It is kept secure and confidential and is only used by web site staff.

Disclosure of funding sources

This is a private web site receiving no funds from a third party. Free hosting is provided by the Blogger.com platform owned by Google, Inc.

Advertising policy

This web site may display advertising through the Google AdSense program (automatically generated) or other parties. The inclusion of third party advertisements does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation.

Links to other web sites

This web site may contain links to third party web sites. These links do not represent a guarantee, warranty, or recommendation by the authors of this web site or an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third party web sites. The authors of this web site are not responsible for the content of linked third party web sites.

Commenting policy

This web site has an open comment policy. All reader comments that are offensive to other readers will be deleted. Spam comments and those that are commercial rather than informative in nature will be deleted.



Published: 01/04/2004
Updated: 09/01/2011

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- The website has been a finalist in the Annual Medical Weblog Awards multiple times in the categories for Best Medical Weblog, Best Clinical Sciences Weblog and Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog.

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- Featured in 14 peer-reviewed medical journals, including but not limited to, BMJ (3 times), JACC, JASN, CCJM, sBMJ, eMAJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases, BMC Education, Nursing Education Perspectives, Baylor College of Medicine Web Digest and Medscape (2 times). Presented at multiple scientific meetings.


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Update 4/28/2007:

Feed2Podcast stopped working in the sidebar of this blog and I removed it. ScienceRoll links to a new service called OdioGo which does the same job.
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