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BioMed Central, the publisher of open access, online, peer-reviewed journals, recently unveiled a new Cases Database. “Cases Database uses text mining and medical term recognition to filter peer reviewed medical case reports and provide a semantically enriched search experience. The database offers structured search and filtering by condition, symptom, intervention, pathogen, patient demographic and many other data fields, allowing fast identification of relevant case reports to support clinical practice and research. Registered users can save cases, set up email alerts to new cases matching their search terms, and export their results. Cases Database will be free to access and is expected to be of particular interest to practicing clinicians, researchers, lecturers, drug regulators, patients, students and authors.”1
1Fairbairn, Rebecca. “Embrace “information Overload” with Cases Database.” Web log post. BioMed Central Blog. Biomed Central, 10 Dec. 2012. Web. 02 Jan. 2013.