Kabisa, a computer based tutorial for tropical and subtropical medicine, has been in development since 1992. The first version was built using foxpro, the second using C++, the third and fourth using MS Access XP, and the last using Delphi.
For developing countries it is a didactic tool that challenges the student with cases electronically assembled from a randomly generated disease and randomly chosen related presenting symptoms.
The student should find the diagnosis with a set of disease characteristics, available in the context of a district hospital in developing countries. The logical engine is based upon both pattern recognition and Bayesian logic.
For a Western context, the programme also offers an expert system for imported fever, based on a prospectively generated database of over 2000 patients. The expert module is innovative with the suggestion of new tests based on the data already provided by the user.
A version for Belgian general practitioners is under construction (see option ‘GP’).
For Windows operating system 32 bit
For Windows operating system 64 bit
For Mac users