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Lanthier — Practical Guide to Internal Medicine 2013-2017 is a mobile application (app) based on the sixth edition of the bestselling book by the same name. It is available for the both the iOS (Apple inc.) and Android (Google inc.) platforms.

The app contains texts summarizing the major conditions covered in internal medicine. It is divided in twelve “chapters” covering the different subspecialties of internal medicine (cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pneumology, rheumatology). Each “chapter” covers approximately fifteen conditions. For example, in the cardiology “chapter”, the following conditions are covered: unstable angina and non ST elevation myocardial infarction, bradyarrhythmia and conduction disturbances, pericardial disorders, ST elevation myocardial infarct, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pericardial disorders…

Each chapter is referenced (more than 1200 references) with direct links to the abstracts via PubMed and the Read app by QxMD.

An “Appendix” section contains information on 21 drug classes with names, doses and “comments” of commonly used drugs. Important pharmacological interactions and clinical scores are also presented.

The app is an easy to use tool based on the latest evidence based guidelines (mostly Canadians, when available). The first edition of the app was launched in 2011 and the second in 2013. It is frequently being updated with the latest medical information, highlighting an important benefit of the digital format. The app integrates with the popular MedCalX medical calculator app for easy access to important formulas.

It has been developed by a team of physicians and engineers and is aimed at medical students, residents and practicing physicians. More than 70 physicians and pharmacists from the Faculty of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences (Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé) from the Université de Sherbrooke contributed to this project. The app is endorsed by the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine and the Québec Chapter of the American College of Physicians. It has been reviewed favorably by many specialized publications and blogs.

Lanthier is available in 3 languages (english, canadian french and european french), all included in one easy download.

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