Guide

Endobible is a free diagnostic and management tool for health professionals. This website was developed to bring together the key features of endocrine history taking, examination and diagnosis. It grew out of a desire to ensure that patients referred to endocrinology departments are assessed thoroughly, and managed in the same way, whichever team member first assesses them. 

Endobible is designed to be used interactively in clinic by any doctor considering an endocrine diagnosis. It's also a detailed educational resource for students and trainees alike. Specialist nurses should find the investigation protocols and information sheets particularly useful, and may also use Endobible to source other patient information.

At the bottom of the home page, there are six clickable tabs - Symptoms, Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenal, Gonadal and Others. If you click on Symptoms, it will take you through to a page on which you can match symptoms to potential conditions within endocrinology. If you click on the other tabs, they will show the relevant conditions for these glands.

Click on one of these conditions and you will be taken to the History page of that condition. Suitable questions are included to elicit as many symptoms of this disease as possible (click on the questions to receive a more detailed explanation). 

From this point, it is easy to navigate (via a separate menu bar at the top of the page) to the examination, investigation and management sections for the same condition. These include the key features to look for when examining the patient to support this diagnosis; the initial and advanced investigations required; and, finally, an overview of current management. These pages also include links to the detailed protocols for each investigation, and the latest national or international guidelines for that condition.

Quick access to a complete list of all the symptoms, conditions and investigations is provided in the menu bar at the top of the home page. Patient advice sheets accompany each investigation protocol and are accessible through the Investigations tab. 

Use the Search function to source specific symptoms, tests and conditions.

No website or text book can cover all eventualities, and Endobible is not a substitute for clinical experience. However, it aims to be an accessible, useful reference tool, promoting wider understanding of endocrinology diagnosis and management. 

We want Endobible to remain up-to-date and continue to reflect best practice. Please help us to do this. If you have relevant comments or additions email admin@endobible.com