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picuBOOK: An interactive multilingual textbook for pediatricians


picuBOOK is an interactive multilingual text book aimed at the pediatric intensive care community. It is constantly being updated, with new sections being incorporated on a regular basis. There are two additions for May; inflicted head injury and mechanical ventilation in asthma. This would appear to be a very useful resource.


There are, in addition, a wide range of resources available from this site. They include:

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    A literature review section.

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    A number of evidence based medicine (EBM) resources, including a Word%20template that performs various clinical epidemiology calculations.

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    Javascript medical%20calculators.

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    A selection of Microsoft Access (database) templates for tracking patients and assessing treatment options.

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    A well organised list of web links.

This site is well organised and is high on content. It is worth visiting if you specialise in pediatrics.

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Constantly being updated.


Access is free. Note the requirement for a Javascript enabled browser for the medical calculators.


  1. PedsCCM - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. []

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Smith, D. picuBOOK: An interactive multilingual textbook for pediatricians . Crit Care 3, webreport201 (1999).

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