RADAR Opus – In clinical practice teaching and learning

RADAR Opus – In clinical practice teaching and learning 

Dr Mansoor Al KR
Professor, Govt Homoeopathy Medical College Calicut 

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For a better Homeopathic prescription

Need of softwares in Homoeopathy
The homeopathic literature has grown with hundreds of repertories and books Homeopathic software provides instant access to precise case analysis and thousands of references, anywhere, anytime

Computer revolutionised Homoeopathy 

  • Time saving 
  • Replace paper and sheet
  • Useful to those have limited knowledge in polychrests
  • Useful for old and new homoeopaths
  • Useful to consider small remedies
  • Useful to consider rare remedies
  • Search through materia medica
  • Search through Organon
  • Cross repertorization is possible
  • Useful for recording case
  • Different types of analysis
  • Different types of filters
  • Follow up
  • Statistical analysis 
  • Clinic management
  • Accounting and billing 
  • More accurate results

Main Utility in Homoeopathy

  • Academic purpose
  • Medical Practice
  • Research
  • Thesis

Leading Softwares are

  • RADAR
  • Hompath
  • Complete dynamics 
  • Mac Repertory
  • Stimulare
  • Open-Rep
  • Similimum  Ultra
  • Vision
  • Mercury etc

Any drawback
Only a software – Result depends our input 

RADAR OPUS
RadarOpus is the world leader in software solutions for homeopaths.
Their goal is to empower and inspire homeopaths, providing the best tools to aid homeopathic prescribing.

In RadarOpus quality and reliability come first.

Main features 

  • One interface for everything you need
  • The largest homeopathic library in the world
  • Diversity: best modules in the world!
  • True privacy implementations (GDPR and HIPAA)
  • Integration with Synthesis app
  • Repertory additions including the source text
  • Clificol: cases in the cloud
  • Multilingual features
  • Best help and support in the industry
  • 848 + Books 
  • VEs
  • Vakil Module
  • Herscue Module 
  • Boenninghausen’s  Module
  • Extended search 
  • Patient data base 
  • Bill print out  
  • High speed & Integration 
  • Up gradation over the net 

‘All-in-One’ Interface
User Friendly Interface puts everything together to make it simple and useful. One Interface gives access to all data and functions together including Repertories, Patient management, Materia Medica.

  • Based on : 6th edition of Kent’s Repertory
  • First edition : 1987 RADAR
  • Book version : 1995
  • Indian edition : 1996 
  • 10th Version : 2007
  • 10.5 Version : 2009
  • Radar Opus 2010

International time table 0-24 hr

Gradations :

BOLD CAPITAL
Bold roman
Italics
roman

Package

  • RADAR
  • Encyclopedia Homeopathica
  • Winchip

Marketed by : Archibel

India : B.Jain Publishers 

Radar was first developed as research project at the University of Namur, Belgium under the supervision of Jean Fichefet.

Salient features

More readable symptom format
     Delusion ,policeman ,come into house , thought he saw (Kent).
     Delusion , policeman, coming into house; he sees a policeman 

User friendly and authentic 

Repeatedly checked additions

  •     Delusion, starve, he must -Kali.chl (Kent). 
  •     Delusion, starve, he must – Kali.m (Synthesis)

New standard list of remedy abbreviations

New standard list of author  abbreviations

Modern American English Spelling used. 

  •  Anaemia = Anemia. 
  •  Haemorrhoids = Hemorrhoids

The leading words have been in front . 

  •   In bed:- bed, in; 
  •   As if frozen :- frozen,as if. 

Similar rubrics merged into one . 

  •  Nose, obstruction, alternating sides & 
  •  Nose ,obstruction ,one side alternately. 

Clinical rubrics were renamed according to modern disease names. 

  •  Coryza, annual = hay fever. 
  •  Skin becomes sore = decubitus. 

Index of important changes and corrections. 

Major Repertories

  • Synthesis
  • Murphy
  • BBCR
  • TPB
  • Pathak 

Materia Medica

  • RADAR Key note
  • Allen’s
  • Boericke’s
  • Phathak’s etc

References

  • 848 books
  • Materia Medica
  • Keynotes
  • Comparative MM
  • Therapeutics
  • Provings
  • Journals
  • Other therapies
  • Philosophy & Organon of Medicine
  • Proceedings & Conferences
  • History / Biography
  • Clinical Cases
  • Dictionaries

Everything in one screen 

  • Repertory
  • Materia Medica 
  • Patient Files
  • Remedies
  • Families
  • Advanced Search
  • A Built-in Web-Browser
  • Clificol : You can store your cases in cloud and share cases with international practitioner and collect their opinion and suggestions

Remedies 

  • More than 8000 remedies 
  • Keynotes : RADAR 
  • Families: Kingdom, Miasms, Sankaran, Boenninghausen Concordance, Bowel Nosodes
  • Passport by Frans Vermulean
  • Multimedia of remedies
  • Built in Web Browser: Wikipedia, Google search, Google image, Provings.com, provings.info, GRIN Taxonomy for Plants, NCBI Taxonomy browser, Hathi Trust Digital Library

The Table Of Contents (TOC) (The first five icons in the toolbar)
Repertories (Repertories, Concepts, Families)
References (MM’s, Journals, Therapeutics, etc.)
Patients: a list of all patients in the patient file
Remedies: a list of all remedy abbreviations
Families: a list of all available family groupings

How to Study of Materia Medica

  • Picture explanation
  • Audio explanation
  • Key notes 
  • Authors – hide/show
  • Germ plasm Resource information Network 
  • National Centre for Biotechnology Information
  • Hathi – International community of research libraries

Expert patient management system 

  • Create a New patient
  • Administrative & Consultation
  • Consultation lists, text & notes
  • Patient’s Analyses
  • Prescriptions & Pathologies
  • Prescription Evaluation 
  • Open the patient list (follow- up

Different Signs

  • Camera after rubric indicates picture
  • Speaker sign – Audio explanation
  • Bulb – Concepts or related rubrics /conditions 
  • Red dot – Kunzli’s dots – two type – curative symptom/medicine

Flag sign – Explanation on that rubric – three type

Example : Absorbed, Abusive, Sympathetic, Adulterous, Affectionate
Together : A/F Mortification
Luis Detinis – Mental Symptoms in Homoeopathy 

Veterinary Rubrics & remedies 

  • Blue V : Rubric with veterinary remedies 
  • Green V : Rubric with special veterinary importance – Jose Ramon Eg.Glanders 
  • Red V :  Specific veterinary rubric – EgAnorexia nervosa

DIFFERENT VIEWS/OPTIONS IN REPERTORY
Each view allows the practitioner to select the group of authors they would like to include in their analysis

  • Full Synthesis
  • rmd not copied
  • Millennium View
  • Quantum View
  • Modern 1987
  • Classic Kent
  • Boger – Boenninghausen 
  • Pioneers 1843
  • Kent revised 
  • Advanced view

Full Synthesis : Full synthesis that include latest proving also 

RMD not copied – Entire medicines from sub rubrics not copied to main rubrics 

Millennium View 

  • Represents the Complete Synthesis 
  • Without experimental information such as proposed by Scholten, dream provings and meditation rovings

Quantum View 

  • Represents the Complete Synthesis without any of the more recent provings or experimental information. 
  • The best reliable view for practitioners 
  • Does include contemporary clinical information and can be considered an expanded traditional view.

Modern to 1987 (Schmidt)

  • Includes information from sources up to 1987, Pierre Schmidt’s death.
  • Additional information from Clarke, Oscar and William Boericke, Borland, Duprat, Foubister, Grimmer, Mezger, Paterson (bowel nosodes), Raeside (provings), Roberts, Stephenson, Templeton, Yingling and Boger’s Boenninghausen Repertory.

Classic to 1916 (Kent)

  • Includes information from sources up to 1916 (Kent’s death).
  • Information from more German authors such as Stapf, Ruechert etc. 
  • Classical American authors : HC Allen (nosodes), TF Allen, Gentry, Guernsey, Farrington, Hering, Lilienthal, Lippe, Knerr. 
  • Additional authors are: Burnett, Hughes and Dake and the first publications of Clarke, Nash and others.

Kent’s repertory – Revised & corrected 

  • Kent’s original Repertory
  • 6th American edition, revised with numerous corrections based on the original source with additions by Kent himself. 
  • This revised Repertory is also the backbone of other  view. 

Pioneers to 1843 (Hahnemann)

  • Information from sources up to 1843, Hahnemann’s death. 
  • Information from Hartlaub, Trinks and the first publications of Boenninghausen and Jahr.

Brunson View
This logfile contains about 10.000 additions created by Marc Brunson (Belgium)

Kent and Provings

Kent’s revised Repertory with all sources containing proving information, starting from Hahnemann, all through Allen’s Encyclopedia and including the  contemporary provings as well.

Kent and Clinical Verification

Kent’s revised Repertory with all sources containing clinical information, such as 

Materia Medica, Therapeutic experiences or selected clinical cases.

Vithoulkas View

A selection of authors which were suggested by George Vithoulkas with an 

emphasis on clinically confirmed information and classical authors

Meaning of Criteria 

  • Classical author – No longer alive and is respected by the majority of the homeopathic community
  • More Reliable Author : these authors are most often still alive -their ideas follow the mainstream thinking of classical homeopathy, 
  • More Speculative Author : Follow new approaches.
  • Clinical experience – Includes author references that are based on clinical experience, cases, therapeutics
  • Classical proving – Methodology of the proving follows the mainstream thinking of classical homeopathy
  • Speculative proving : Follows new approaches.
  • Classical Proving and Clinical Experience : Combination of these two criteria. 
  • Absolute criterion – All remedies that correspond to this criterion will be displayed in all Confidence Level Views (low, medium and high).

Searching the rubrics
Four methods

  • Click icon – Chapter, rubric then sub rubric
  • Click & drag 
  • Key board 
  • Question Mark
    Best method :  You can just start to type any character of a chapter on the keyboard and the CHAPTER icons window will open.
    In the repertory window Synthesis: Start typing MI <enter> and you will select the chapter
    MIND 
    Then type first few words of the rubric you want 

Analysis options

  • Analysis preferences
  • Display
  • Analysing more than 1 clipboard
  • Set analysis strategy

Different methods of Analysis 

Sum of Symptoms

  • Does not consider the degree assigned to the remedy in the rubric
  • Tells you which remedies cover the greatest number of rubrics. 

Sum of Symptoms (sort:deg)

  • Rank remedies according to number of symptom in which they appear 
  • Preferred if  symptom  contains lot of remedies
  • Intensity of the symptom is considered in this analysis method
  • Indicates remedies cover the most number of rubrics and within those, sorted by degrees.
  • Rank a remedy according to its sum of degrees
  • Use when degrees are more important than symptoms

Sum of Degrees sorted by sum of symptoms
This analysis method is a reverse of Sum of Symptoms sorted by degrees.

Sum of symptoms an Degrees
Rank remedy according to total sum of symptoms and sum of degrees.

Small rubrics 

  • It gives greater emphasis and weight to smaller rubrics (less than 10 medicines)
  • Strange, Rare and Peculiar symptoms are given the most importance, in accordance with aphorism 153 in the Organon.
  • Smaller the rubric more weight given 
  • This is analysis method that gives greater emphasis and weight to smaller remedies 
  • Ones that aren’t as well represented in the repertory.
  • Helps to find out less frequently used that have over looked
  • When major remedies failed

Small Rubrics+ small remedies
A combination of both the Small Rubrics and Small Remedies options.

Prominence 

  • The remedy is to a high degree in a small rubric.
  • Probably the most useful after the Sum of Symptoms sorted by degrees. 
  • This is also known as keynote prescribing.

Available filters
After the repertorisation -you can select the most appropriate remedy by using the filters

  • Plant remedies 
  • Animal Remedies 
  • Mineral remedies 
  • Nosode remedies 
  • Vithoulkas remedy etc.

Vithoulkas Expert System
The Vithoulkas Expert System interprets a homeopath’s input to suggest which remedy questions should be asked, and it further orients their study of materia medica.

  • RADAR worked 7 years work with Vithoulkas.  
  • They reviewed cured cases and questioned him on why he chose remedies.
  • Discovered rules that he uses.  
  • You have to indicate intensity of symptoms.
  • You can’t use too many large rubrics.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 rubrics.
  • It is best to start with the 4 most important symptoms. Then keep adding one at a time.
  • There are two numbers that appear in the VES window. 
  • First number represents the overall confidence that the remedy is an accurate recommendation. This can go as high as 100.
  • Second number represents confidence relative to other remedies in the analysis.
  • When this number is near to 100, the remedy recommendation more reliable

Concepts (Related rubrics or pathologies)

  • Veterinary Concepts by M Bar
  • Concepts and Core Delusions by Luc de Schepper
  • Mind Conepts by Dragos
  • Homeopathic Psychiatry by Liz Lalor
  • Latent Psora by Lara
  • First Aid Manual by Mateu Ratera
  • Desktop companion by Roger Morrison
  • Acute Disease by Frederick Schroyens
  • Radar Concepts by Frederick Schroyens
  • Themes by Servais
  • Semiological Guide by Fonseca Valadares
  • Index by Zulian

Families of remedies 

  • Miasms, Dominance and the seven colour groups by Grant Bentley
  • Boyd Families
  • Boenninghausen Concordances
  • Dorcsi families
  • Bowel nosodes by Paterson
  • Five elements by Rosenthal
  • State of matter families by Rosenthal
  • Sankaran families
  • Sankaran miasms
  • Nosodes families by Frederick Schroyens
  • Related remedies by Frederick Schroyens
  • Hahnemann disease classification by Stoteler
  • Kingdoms families by Taylor
  • Miasms families by Taylor
  • Periodic table by Taylor
  • Element theory by Taylor
  • Teste families
  • Analogic group, Fungi by Frans Vermulen

Family Search possible in 

  • Individual remedy 
  • Analysis 
  • Search in repertory : insects, snakes 
  • Family tree with analysis 

Search Option 

  • Find a Rubric
  • Find a  rubric from the current rubric
  • Search text in the current document
  • Advanced Search
  • Quick Search toolbar
  • Patients Queries
  • List of data queries
  • Utility queries

Types of search available 

  • Word 
  • Medicine
  • Family
  • Multiple word
  • Case with medicine 
  • Pathology
  • words + remedies : fear opium

You can start to ‘Find’ in several ways:
Just start to type the first characters of the chapter on the keyboard.
Via the keyboard function key: F2
With the Local Find button in the toolbar of the document window
From the Main toolbar, open the Search sub-button, then select Find a rubric

The only limitation with the hierarchical search is that you need to know the exact structure of that document, e.g. in a repertory you need to know exactly where you can find the symptom (rubric) you are looking for. 

If you do not know exactly where to look, then you can use the Word-search.
From the Search button sub-menu, or you can press the (?) [question mark key] on the keyboard, or the (F4) or (F5) key.
There is a Simple search (F4), and Advanced search (F5).

Price as on March 2020
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