The LSUHSC Libraries support Dynamed, a point of care database that provides the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making. DynaMed is a comparable product to UpToDate and much more affordable.
While the LSUHSC New Orleans Libraries were never involved in the UpToDate subscription and had no access, we are hearing that it is no longer available from various hospital websites. We suggest you try DynaMed as the alternative.
RefWorks your web-based reference manager is getting a new look. If you have already created Refworks personal databases, please convert to the RefWorks 2.0 as soon as possible and take advantage of the cleaner, more intuitive interface. Not familiar with Refworks? Create a new log-in (free) and begin managing your references with RefWorks 2.0.
RefWorks 2.0 allows you to manage your references anywhere you have access to the Internet!
• Search PubMed (within RefWorks)
• Directly import your selected PubMed citations
• Store your references in folders (including attaching the full-text of the article)
• Share your references with your collaborators
• Add your references as you type a paper (write-n-cite)
• Create and format bibliographies in the citation style you need
Try the RefWorks 2.0 tutorial to get a glimpse of what you can do to get organized.
For more information about RefWorks 2.0 and other super cool ways to gather your references including searching SCOPUS and directly exporting citations to your RefWorks account contact Kathy Kerdolff.
To switch between old and new versions, simply use the links at the top right of the screen. RefWorks 1.0 will be available through December 2011.
Old RefWorks Design
New RefWorks Design
The LSUHSC Libraries provide access to Exam Master, an online resource that helps students prepare for exams. Exam Master includes USMLE and NBDE practice tests, as well as medical subject reviews.
First time users must create an Exam Master username and password.
Username is your lsuhsc email address.
Password is one you create.
An alphabetical listing of LSUHN Patient Care Providers: Includes specialty, phone number and location of practice.
The MedlinePlus medical dictionary now includes audio pronunciations. Learn how to say words like ptosis, Sjogren’s and fibrillation. Search the medical dictionary on MedlinePlus and then click on the red speaker icon to hear the pronunciation.
The CRISP database has been replaced with RePORT.
This NIH database kept all the CRISP features and added these:
Hit lists can be sorted and downloaded to Excel.
NIH funding is displayed for each project.
Publications as a result of support from a project contain links to PubMed.
To check out LSUHSC – New Orleans active grants use: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV HSC NEW ORLEANS in the Organization search box.
Since January is Glaucoma awareness month it is a good time to schedule an eye exam and get checked for glaucoma.
The Facts: (From the Glaucoma Research Foundation)
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
Over 4 million Americans have glaucoma.
Nearly half of those are not even aware that they have it.
Glaucoma can gradually steal sight without warning.
There is no cure for glaucoma—yet.
Medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss.
Early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease.
Dr. Charles Hilton, LSU School of Medicine associate dean for academic affairs says he’d do it all again, medical residency that is! In a New Orleans CityBusiness (Dec 14, 2009) interview with Christian Moises, Dr. Hilton reveals his outlook of medical education in Louisiana.
The CDC analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) and found that about 17,465 persons were treated in emergency rooms for non fatal injuries from 2000 – 2003. (November 1 to January 31)
Most of the injuries involved falling off ladders while hanging holiday decorations. This might be the perfect statistic to use when you are asked to put up outside lights!
If you insist on keeping with the spirit of the holidays follow ladder safety rules listed in the MMWR Dec 10 2004 Vol.53(48) 1127-1129.
These are good ladder rules for Mardi Gras as well.
PubMed will be operational but may be intermittently slow starting today Friday, November 13 at 2:00 PM until Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 PM. Sorry for the inconvenience.
October is Talk About Prescriptions (TAP) Month where “Communication is Key!”
The National Council on Patient Information and Education has a set of questions that patients can ask their health provider when given a prescription.
Patients are more responsible for drug treatment decisions concerning their own health. Better medicine communication between consumers and their healthcare providers is the key to safe and appropriate medicine use – and better health.
Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary - 21st Ed. (2009) provides audio pronunciations for 30,000 terms.
Look these up and pronounce them properly!
Taber’s is available in Stat!Ref, one of the library’s electronic textbook databases.
EMBASE.com is functioning properly and has some new features.
The best new feature is the suggested EMTREE descriptors at the search box. EMBASE.com uses controlled vocabulary (EMTREE terms and phrases) to focus the literature search to find articles about the topic. Just select the EMTREE term and search. The EMTREE term will be searched as well as the keyword.
Looks like Louisianans havenâ€™t been eating prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough and thank goodness.
As of Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 72 persons infected with a strain of E. coli O157:H7 with a particular DNA fingerprint have been reported from 30 states (None in Louisiana!). Of these, 51 have been confirmed by an advanced DNA test. More information is available from the CDC.