Specialised search engines
Scope of this site is to match "…investigators with studies. Investigators can find studies which suit them and sponsors have immediate access to suitable investigators. Investigators can apply immediately for a study reducing the time taken for sponsors and doctors to get in touch. Investigators are alerted to new studies in their therapeutic areas allowing sponsors to target investigators specifically for their study".
Very rich site, with some aspects relevant for paediatric surgeons, presenting news, clinical cases, Congress Resource Center, presentation of new drugs, online medical dictionary, multilingual medical glossary. The system contains the electronic form of eight glossaries, in which are discussed 1830 technical and popular medical terms (with cross-references between them) in eight languages : English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Danish.
Swiss based non-profit private Foundation aimed to "…promote the effective and reliable use of the new technologies for telemedicine in healthcare around the world." HON is now presented as "…one of most respected not-for-profit portals to medical information on the Internet " featuring, among other items, two widely-used medical search tools, MedHunt© and HONselect© and the HON Code of Conduct for the provision of authoritative, trustworthy Web-based medical information. The search for "Paediatric Surgery" made through these tools retrieves 27 paediatric surgical sites subscribing to the HONcode, 145 sites visited and described by HON and 1456 sites and pages automatically retrieved by a robot. The sites retrieved by the system are really many, but unfortunately not always completely focused on the request, having sometime only a very slight pertinence with paediatric surgery.
General search engine with some sections of interest for paediatric surgeons. Noteworthy the nutritional section, presenting a detailed database on the infants different foods. Updated world Congresses and Conferences program. Worth of a visit the "Humour" section, displaying jokes with medical flavour.
Search engine managed by the University of Rouen with structured links to many medical sites world-wide.