Case of the Month
“Apples and Oranges”
Several areas of GIDEON allow the user to compare the clinical features, microbiology and epidemiology of related diseases. Such comparison charts are ideal teaching tools, which can be generated within seconds and sent to PowerPoint, Word, E-mail, and lots more.
Compare diseases by region
For example, if you want to prepare material on three zoonotic (animal-related) diseases of the United States – Plague, Tularemia and Brucellosis, select United States from the Country drop-down menu:
Compare relative incidence of diseases
GIDEON allows the user to compare the relative incidence of various selected diseases, in specified regions of the world. Using the diseases in the example above, we will compare the relative incidence of these three diseases in the United States. Under the tab, select the radio button next to Graph:
Next, select the United States from the Country window and then select the disease charts you wish to compare from the Graphs window. The upper right-hand window displays the Selected Graphs that you have chosen to compare (you can choose up to 6 graphs for comparison):
Comparing country-specific disease notes and information
At this point, you may also wish to copy / paste the extensive country-specific notes for these diseases, which can be found in the Infectious Diseases module under the tab. Select a disease by clicking on its name in the Results window, and then select the tab at the top of the right column of the screen. Select a country for specific disease distribution information, in this case the United States, and results will display in the lower part of the screen:
Comparing worldwide distribution of specific diseases
Worldwide and country-specific distribution information can be found in the Infectious Diseases module under the tab. Select a disease by clicking on its name in the Results window, and simply click on the icon next to the list of countries in the right-hand column.
You can use this method to find and compare worldwide distribution maps for plague and tularemia:
Comparing bacteriology of etiologic agents
Additionally, GIDEON provides a multitude of other information about diseases, including pictures of infected patients, details on related vaccines, treatments… and much more!