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Infectious Disease Compendium

Infectious Disease Compendium

Mark Crislip

A guide to Infectious Diseases.

4.5 Ratings 367+ Reviews 5K+ Downloads

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  • img Expert
    1. A hyperlinked quick reference guide to over 600 pages of antibiotics, organisms and diseases
    2. Carefully researched and written over 10 years by a practicing board-certified Infectious Disease doctor
    3. Quick referencing made easy! Designed to help with rapid identification and a jump-start on future research

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 13, 2018

  • Great app Dec 20, 2017

    By Doggz1999
    I love the option to have access to this information for free online but you clearly have put a lot of time and effort into making a great product. Bought the app to support your devotion to providing easy and fun to read information for everyone out there who wants to learn how the ID Docs think.
  • May 1, 2021

    By Chris Smith
    TY for the free book but permissions seem unnecessary. PHONE, FULL INTERNET ACCESS, MICROPHONE ... All will be denied.
  • Chief, Prostate & Urologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI Jun 26, 2014

    By Parnesh
    Finally, the infectious disease guide that I have been waiting for. Great organization, up to date information and best of all, context, not just lists. This is a great guide and allows me to educate myself appropriately before getting an ID consult! Thank you, Mark, for doing the heavy lifting. Where do you find the time?
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By A 9ball
    Love it! Full of knowledge. We are going to miss you and your updates😒
  • Would like to see some updates Mar 8, 2017

    By Kris3605
    Useful and well organized app. I would like to see some updates such as ICD 10… long promised in the body of the app, but have yet to arrive. Makes me wonder if the information inside the app is up-to-date as well. Still completely worth the paltry little money being charged for it.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Private Citizen
    I tried this because I was looking for solid scientific info... but it is not found here. This reads like a stylized google search results page with snarky comments. A simple web search will give you more solid information. It is a good toy, but not for serious information seekers.
  • Love this app Jan 18, 2019

    By Kern Canyon Camper
    I’ve been listening to Mark Crislip’s ID podcasts for years and years. I’m an ED doc and have learned a ton of ID from Mark, including an overall philosophical approach to ID patients. I refer to this app often. It’s an absolute steal at $5.99. And I love that Mark’s irreverence comes through in this app, just like it does in his podcasts.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Joseph Shultz
    Helpful insight, enjoyable commentary
  • Rants are the best Jan 24, 2015

    By KhudaKaBanda
    Reading the rants section paid off the 6 dollars I spent on this app! I know that part is not what I am primarily meant to review but it is so good that I could not resist. The app otherwise appears helpful so far. I love author's puscast podcast. I'm not an ID doctor but both these resources are pretty helpful and this app is easy to navigate.
  • Great app Dec 20, 2017

    By Doggz1999
    I love the option to have access to this information for free online but you clearly have put a lot of time and effort into making a great product. Bought the app to support your devotion to providing easy and fun to read information for everyone out there who wants to learn how the ID Docs think.
  • May 1, 2021

    By Chris Smith
    TY for the free book but permissions seem unnecessary. PHONE, FULL INTERNET ACCESS, MICROPHONE ... All will be denied.
  • Chief, Prostate & Urologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI Jun 26, 2014

    By Parnesh
    Finally, the infectious disease guide that I have been waiting for. Great organization, up to date information and best of all, context, not just lists. This is a great guide and allows me to educate myself appropriately before getting an ID consult! Thank you, Mark, for doing the heavy lifting. Where do you find the time?
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By A 9ball
    Love it! Full of knowledge. We are going to miss you and your updates😒
  • Would like to see some updates Mar 8, 2017

    By Kris3605
    Useful and well organized app. I would like to see some updates such as ICD 10… long promised in the body of the app, but have yet to arrive. Makes me wonder if the information inside the app is up-to-date as well. Still completely worth the paltry little money being charged for it.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Private Citizen
    I tried this because I was looking for solid scientific info... but it is not found here. This reads like a stylized google search results page with snarky comments. A simple web search will give you more solid information. It is a good toy, but not for serious information seekers.
  • Love this app Jan 18, 2019

    By Kern Canyon Camper
    I’ve been listening to Mark Crislip’s ID podcasts for years and years. I’m an ED doc and have learned a ton of ID from Mark, including an overall philosophical approach to ID patients. I refer to this app often. It’s an absolute steal at $5.99. And I love that Mark’s irreverence comes through in this app, just like it does in his podcasts.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Joseph Shultz
    Helpful insight, enjoyable commentary
  • Rants are the best Jan 24, 2015

    By KhudaKaBanda
    Reading the rants section paid off the 6 dollars I spent on this app! I know that part is not what I am primarily meant to review but it is so good that I could not resist. The app otherwise appears helpful so far. I love author's puscast podcast. I'm not an ID doctor but both these resources are pretty helpful and this app is easy to navigate.
  • Apr 14, 2019

    By Eliza Ramona
    I cannot scroll the tables horizontally, I know some of my friends had the same problem, so I know it's not because of my phone. What can I do, is there another way of having access to them? Thanks.
  • Needs to be updated for higher resolution Sep 19, 2017

    By 鐘雲龍
    Can we please get an update for screen resolutions higher than that of an iPhone 4? Thank you.
  • App no longer works Jun 20, 2016

    By T. Caleel DO
    App opens --> drugs and bugs listed --> upon selecting medication or bacteria section opens however description is blank for every Med and bug.
  • Nice effort but... Mar 4, 2010

    By elryno
    I love the Crislip Empire, so I will give him 2.5 stars out of loyalty. That being said, I don't think PACID is quite ready for prime time as a point of care reference, at least for a practicing ID doc. The typos are distracting...on the first page alone, Acinetobacter and Actinobacillus are both misspelled ("Acinitobacter", "Actinobacillis"), with similar distracting editing errors in the text. The formating is often tricky to follow as well. I realize that he's made a "quick-and-dirty" reference rather than a pocket version of Mandell's. It's an interesting piece of work, but it has a way to go before it's useful.
  • Incompatible with any version of the iPhone operating system less than 4.0 Jul 28, 2010

    By Distrust This
    Sounded like a great app. Unfortunately after downloading and paying for it, I couldn't install it on my 3G unless I had OS4.0 which I have no intention of downgrading to. The ad says that it is compatible with my version of the OS. The author who is a funny guy stated: "if you want a refund, let me know and I wlll send a check, less 5.98 for restocking :)" The app cost $5.99 so he'd write a check for 1 penny.

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  • img Expert
    1. A hyperlinked quick reference guide to over 600 pages of antibiotics, organisms and diseases
    2. Carefully researched and written over 10 years by a practicing board-certified Infectious Disease doctor
    3. Quick referencing made easy! Designed to help with rapid identification and a jump-start on future research

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 13, 2018

  • Great app Dec 20, 2017

    By Doggz1999
    I love the option to have access to this information for free online but you clearly have put a lot of time and effort into making a great product. Bought the app to support your devotion to providing easy and fun to read information for everyone out there who wants to learn how the ID Docs think.
  • Chief, Prostate & Urologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI Jun 26, 2014

    By Parnesh
    Finally, the infectious disease guide that I have been waiting for. Great organization, up to date information and best of all, context, not just lists. This is a great guide and allows me to educate myself appropriately before getting an ID consult! Thank you, Mark, for doing the heavy lifting. Where do you find the time?
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By A 9ball
    Love it! Full of knowledge. We are going to miss you and your updates😒
  • Love this app Jan 18, 2019

    By Kern Canyon Camper
    I’ve been listening to Mark Crislip’s ID podcasts for years and years. I’m an ED doc and have learned a ton of ID from Mark, including an overall philosophical approach to ID patients. I refer to this app often. It’s an absolute steal at $5.99. And I love that Mark’s irreverence comes through in this app, just like it does in his podcasts.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Joseph Shultz
    Helpful insight, enjoyable commentary
  • Rants are the best Jan 24, 2015

    By KhudaKaBanda
    Reading the rants section paid off the 6 dollars I spent on this app! I know that part is not what I am primarily meant to review but it is so good that I could not resist. The app otherwise appears helpful so far. I love author's puscast podcast. I'm not an ID doctor but both these resources are pretty helpful and this app is easy to navigate.
  • Infection made fun Jul 21, 2019

    By Buffalo listener
    I really enjoy the app. I find the information helpful and practical. I am a family doctor and educator. I share the bits of wisdom with my residents all the time. For instance, just this morning on rounds, I reminded them that all that glitters is not gold, and all legs that are red, hot and swollen are not cellulitis. Thanks for providing such a great resource!
  • Sep 20, 2018

    By A Google user
    Been using this online or as an app for 11 years. It remains unparalleled. Absolutely the best ID reference out there, and I've tried them all. Bonus humor is greatly appreciated as well. Dr. Crislip has touched and benefitted many lives.
  • Awesome. Jan 28, 2016

    By AdventureDoc
    Great resource, accurate, funny and easy to search. I use this app on a weekly basis to either study from or for a clinical reference. I also encourage Med students I work with to get this app. Source: ED doctor and wannabe ID doctor.
  • Nov 8, 2020

    By George Zarkua
    Great app. Now works perfectly. Thank you for fixing the issue with external links
  • May 1, 2021

    By Chris Smith
    TY for the free book but permissions seem unnecessary. PHONE, FULL INTERNET ACCESS, MICROPHONE ... All will be denied.
  • Would like to see some updates Mar 8, 2017

    By Kris3605
    Useful and well organized app. I would like to see some updates such as ICD 10… long promised in the body of the app, but have yet to arrive. Makes me wonder if the information inside the app is up-to-date as well. Still completely worth the paltry little money being charged for it.
  • Apr 14, 2019

    By Eliza Ramona
    I cannot scroll the tables horizontally, I know some of my friends had the same problem, so I know it's not because of my phone. What can I do, is there another way of having access to them? Thanks.
  • Good app Feb 20, 2016

    By Barcle101
    Has what you need, updated. I do wish the app icon was updated to reflect new iOS so it would look nice on my home page, but I guess you can only hope for so much. Best antibiotic guide app otherwise.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Hrutvik Dave
    Helpful
  • Cool but could be better Apr 29, 2021

    By Gangsta Shephard
    Add more sources, possibly images, and most importantly dark mode!
  • Great resource when you are on the run Oct 1, 2015

    By Cowbell Cult
    I appreciate Dr. Crislip's insight and perspective on ID.
  • Fun way to better understand complex material Sep 21, 2012

    By Meal plan
    Appreciated the humor & consistent format, as these are helpful in the process of learning. Important to affirm, this physician makes known personal preferences in empirical anti microbial therapy prescribing which is not always based on scientific (evidence-supported) data. One example is his position on the (non) use of amoxicillin with clavulonate. The author mentions he prefers this drug option ONLY when he wants his patient to have diarrhea. It was funny when I read it, and to an extent useful, as I'll not forget this as a potential side effect when prescribing it. However, science supports its use under certain circumstances even if it's not one's preferred drug of choice. Indeed as a prescriber one has a relative amount of autonomy from which to base intervention choices, whether they're based upon their personal experiences, observations of a population's trends, or perhaps even intuition. However, if the objective is to learn this kind of material to better apply scientifically based practices, one should be aware this app may steer you ari, given the amount of the author's personal experiences provided- you should just be aware the practices mentioned aren't always universally shared. That said, I otherwise highly recommend this easy-to-read app, and hope the author creates more apps like this one.
  • Suddenly Mark Crislip is useful. Apr 16, 2013

    By CareyTerry
    I have listened to Puscast, Quackcast, and various interviews on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe for at least 4 years; big Mark Crislip fan. Up till now this has all been for jollies, since there was no effective way to access this body of know-how at the bedside. Now, that reign of darkness has ended; bring the new dawn, it's in my pocket. Critique; something I note, actually the major thing I note, I can't search the app. Am I totally missing something? Why can't I search the app? Example: Me to Myself "Hey, I would like to pull out something to convince my attending that this fellow really has community acquired pneumonia, not hospital acquired pneumonia and does not need imipenem and Vanc." So I did a dry run Me to myself again "hmmmm, can't search it, so, maybe it's under H for hospital acquired.... nope. Maybe P for pneumonia? Yes here is pneumonia, now, let me scroll through this wad of text till he mentions something like... Yes, here it is vent and hospital acquired are sort of in the same place, now is there a definition of hospital acquired... no, is it somewhere else? no? did I therefore just waste my time? Yes." No big deal, lots of info there, but maybe the definition is somewhere else, but I will likely never know since I would have to read SO MUCH to fund out. Switch to Dr. Google. But, do you see what I mean? Why can't I search this great app at least for phrases?
  • The Paymaster Now Rules Mar 1, 2010

    By Napppy Boy
    I'm simply a layman (with some old Army Medic background), so much of Dr. Crislip's commentary (and rants) are lost on me. Still, I thoroughly enjoy every podcast. So much so that I've sent him money to support his effort. (Caveat: I am not BIG PHARMA -- I only served as a little pharma technician.) And to put a feather in my cap, he even responded to my email. Well, time has now come to make him beholden to me -- I am proud to own this application! And I think true medical professionals -- at least the ones interested in patient welfare -- will find this application interesting and useful.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Private Citizen
    I tried this because I was looking for solid scientific info... but it is not found here. This reads like a stylized google search results page with snarky comments. A simple web search will give you more solid information. It is a good toy, but not for serious information seekers.
  • Needs to be updated for higher resolution Sep 19, 2017

    By 鐘雲龍
    Can we please get an update for screen resolutions higher than that of an iPhone 4? Thank you.
  • Nice effort but... Mar 4, 2010

    By elryno
    I love the Crislip Empire, so I will give him 2.5 stars out of loyalty. That being said, I don't think PACID is quite ready for prime time as a point of care reference, at least for a practicing ID doc. The typos are distracting...on the first page alone, Acinetobacter and Actinobacillus are both misspelled ("Acinitobacter", "Actinobacillis"), with similar distracting editing errors in the text. The formating is often tricky to follow as well. I realize that he's made a "quick-and-dirty" reference rather than a pocket version of Mandell's. It's an interesting piece of work, but it has a way to go before it's useful.
  • App no longer works Jun 20, 2016

    By T. Caleel DO
    App opens --> drugs and bugs listed --> upon selecting medication or bacteria section opens however description is blank for every Med and bug.
  • Incompatible with any version of the iPhone operating system less than 4.0 Jul 28, 2010

    By Distrust This
    Sounded like a great app. Unfortunately after downloading and paying for it, I couldn't install it on my 3G unless I had OS4.0 which I have no intention of downgrading to. The ad says that it is compatible with my version of the OS. The author who is a funny guy stated: "if you want a refund, let me know and I wlll send a check, less 5.98 for restocking :)" The app cost $5.99 so he'd write a check for 1 penny.

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