Thursday, 18 April 2013

Find Zebra - the search engine for difficult medical cases

Find Zebra - the search engine for difficult medical cases

"The term "zebra" is a medical slang for a surprising diagnosis. Physicians are taught since medical school to concentrate on the more common diseases: "when you hear a gallop, you should think about a horse, not a zebra". FindZebra is designed to help in those cases when the equine turns out to be a zebra.

There are close to 7,000 rare diseases recognized by rare disease organizations. We index over 31,000 documents covering rare and genetic diseases from 10 reputable sources. Given the number of rare diseases and rate of publication, we think FindZebra is a good companion for medical professionals."

FindZebra is also available for downloads to mobiles and androids.

About the development of the search engine :

FindZebra: A search engine for rare diseases Radu Dragusin et al International Journal of Medical Informatics - 23 February 2013
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.01.005

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