Useful connections for professionals

UroToday’s mission is to create a free, credible, referenced online publication providing global open access to accurate and timely urological disease information. UroToday is dedicated to ensuring that the availability and accessibility of research material is not affected by marketing and distribution strategies used by publishers.

Open Access to a global library is necessary to provide equitable access to urology and oncology education and research and Open Source Science promises more rapid advances in research through open sharing of research information at all stages of the research process.

Medscape From Webmd
Medscape from WebMD is organized by medical specialty, with each supported specialty having its own customized Web site. Specialty content is evaluated, created, and presented under the guidance of a WebMD program director and a medical professional advisory board.

Most of the specialties Web sites are organized consistently so you’ll know where to find your favorite features as you move from specialty to specialty. Each homepage, for example, typically contains the following sections, with feature articles selected for that specialty:

  • In Focus: the top articles of the week (generally updated twice week)
  • Today’s News: the top news stories of the day (updated daily)
  • Resource Centers: sections on specific conditions or topics of interest
  • Expert Corner: ask the Experts based on topics of concern according to specialty
  • Conference Center: reports and highlights from key medical meetings
  • Discussions: a forum for discussions with your peers; and
  • Library: journals, textbooks, and reference tools.

Biomed Central
Publisher of 206 peer-reviewed open access journals
One of them is BMC Urology (

Emedicine From Webmd
eMedicine is the most authoritative and accessible point of care medical reference available to physicians and other health care professionals on the Internet.

The evidence-based content, updated regularly by more than 8,000 attributed physician or health care provider authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 38 clinical areas.

The eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base contains articles on over 6,500 diseases and medical topics, and is richly illustrated with some 28,000 multimedia files.

New eMedicine articles undergo several levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication. Sources for subsequent revisions of articles include the author, a physician or PharmD member of the editorial board, user-driven feedback, and systematically reviewed medical literature.

Netdoctor is a collaboration between committed doctors, health care professionals, information specialists and patients who believe that medical practice should be based on quality-assessed information and, wherever possible, on the basis of the principles of evidence-based medicine.

Over 250 of the UK’s and Europe’s leading doctors and health professionals write, edit and update the contents of In addition to creating written content for the patient these same health professionals respond to users questions and concerns regarding general health concerns.

Sexual Rehabilitation After Cancer
A network for cancer professionals and sexual-health-related professionals working with cancer patients interested in helping cancer patients overcome sexual problems.