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LETTER TO EDITOR Table of Contents   
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 185-186
Renal Care on the Internet

Department of Pathology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, P.O.Box 1432, Jeddah 21431, Saudi Arabia

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How to cite this article:
Mansoor I. Renal Care on the Internet. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2002;13:185-6

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Mansoor I. Renal Care on the Internet. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2002 [cited 2022 Aug 12];13:185-6. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2002/13/2/185/33133
To the Editor:

The Internet was created in 1969, when the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the United States Department of Defense launched an experimental network consisting of only four computers. Over the past five years there has been an exponential explosion in the number of computers added to this network. It is estimated that Internet traffic doubles every 100 days with more than 300 million people worldwide now using it. [1] The Internet is so vast that practically every aspect of human interest is represented in some form or fashion. As of February 1999, the Web contained about 800 million pages of information, up from 320 million in December 1997. [1],[2] From recreation to applied science and technology, and from renal disease case scenarios to digitalized radiology images and pathology specimens, the Internet has become increasingly useful for medical practitioners. The Internet in general, holds great promise for all clinicians because of its ability to access and consolidate large amounts of knowledge quickly and easily. As a result, information overload is occurring and physician users are finding it necessary to use creative and selective methods to digest this data. In an attempt to identify, useful Internet resources in the renal and transplant spheres, this letter presents a list of some of very informative renal and transplant care sites that are useful for nephrologists. Among these sites important sources of information can be found related to the application of artificial intelligence in medical diagnosis and therapy, medical consultation systems based on questions and answers, database collection of relevant images, clinical case descriptions etc. The web sites with their Uniform Resource Locator (URL) web addresses are listed below. The list also includes some gopher and listserv discussion group addresses for renal disorders.

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. [http://www.niddk.nih.gov/]
  • Organ Transplant List [listserv: LISTSERV(g>WU VMD.WUSTL.EDU]
  • Experimental Organ Preservation [http://sapphire,surgery,wisc.edu/home. html]
  • Kidney Development Database [http://mbsig2sbc.man.ac.uk/kidbase/kidhome.html]
  • Diabetes-FAQs[http://www.cis.ohio-state. edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/diabetes/top.html]
  • Diabetes Knowledgebase [http:// www. biostat. wisc.edu/diaknow/index.htm]
  • Diabetes Research Institute [http://drinet. med.Miami.edu/1]
  • Misc.health.diabetes-diabetes news [news: misc.health.diabetes]
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism [gopher:/ /oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu:3300/ll/publications/em]
  • Renal Parameter Database [gopher:/ /gopher.nih.gov/11/res/renal]
  • RENALNET[gopher://ns.gamewood.net/11 /renalnet]
  • NephOn Line Emory [http://www. cc.emory.edu/RENAL/home.html]
  • Renal Failure - International Society of ephrology[http://synapse.uah.ualberta.ca/s ynapse/OOOpO03 5.htm]
  • Clinical Alerts [gopher://gopher.uic.edu/ 11/library/clinaler]
  • Clinical Decision Making Group [http://medg.lcs.mit.edu/]
  • Hormone Research Institute [. edu/]
  • GO ASK ALICE! Medical Question and Answer Service [http://www. Columbia. edu/cu/healthwise/]
  • Alt.Support.Diabetes.Kids [news:alt.supprt. diabetes.kids]
  • Critical Care Medicine [listserv: ccm [email protected]]
  • Critical Care Medicine-Home Page [http://www.pitt.edu/~crippen/index.html]
  • General Internal Medicine Medical Center Wisconsin[http://gimserver.intrned.mcw.edu/]
  • General Internal Medicine Univ. of California[http://dgim/www.ucsf.edu:80/]
  • Intern on-call handbook [http://www.hsu. edu/intindx.html]
  • MEDIC Medical Education [http://hyrax. med.uth.tmc.edu:80/]
  • Medical Education [http://www.primenet. cam/~gwa/med.ed/med.ed.html]
  • Medial Gopher [gopher://gopher.med. Harvard.edu]
  • Medical Gopher New York University [gopher://gopher.med.nyu.edu]
  • MEDICINE on the Internet [gopher://peg. cwis.uci.edu:7000/ll/gopher:welcome/peg/MEDICINE]
  • MEDLINE[http:// Atlas More Details.nlm.nih.gov:5700/en trezFORMSmquery.html]
  • MENSEARCH America [gopher://gopher. medsearch.com:9001 ]
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [gopher://cwis.usc.edu/l l/The_Health_Sciences_Campus/Periodicals/mmwr]

   References Top

1.Lawrence S, Lee Giles C. "Searching the World Wide Web," Science magazine 1998;280:98-100.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Lawrence S, Lee Giles C. "Accessibility and Distribution of Information on the Web" Nature 1999;400(6740): 107-9.  Back to cited text no. 2    

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim Mansoor
Department of Pathology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, P.O.Box 1432, Jeddah 21431
Saudi Arabia
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