Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica
versão On-line ISSN 1981-5271
ABENSUR, Silvia Itzcovici et al. The internet as an environment for discussing clinical cases. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.3, pp. 291-295. ISSN 1981-5271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-55022007000300012.
An environment was built on the Internet for discussing clinical cases on the website of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (http://www.sbn.org.br). The aim of this work is to present the operation of this system and the improvements made since its introduction in September 2001. Up to the present moment, 62 cases have been published and diagnosed. All of them are stored in the website for consultation without any previous registration. The Internet also proved to be a promising environment for clinical-pathological discussion for allowing the participation of professionals from distant centers and without local conditions for this kind of activity of great importance for continuing education in Medicine.
Palavras-chave : Diagnosis; Case Reports; Internet; Biopsy; Nephrology; Education, Continuimg.