Weather Closure 4/18/19

Due to anticipated severe weather in the New Orleans area, the Chancellor has announced an emergency closure at noon today, April 18, 2019. The text of the email is included below:

Due to the hazardous weather conditions forecast for the metropolitan New Orleans area, LSU Health New Orleans academic downtown and dental campuses will close at 12:00 noon today. Classes, patient appointments and events scheduled on campus this afternoon and evening are cancelled.

At this time, this closure applies only to the academic campus of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the LSU Healthcare Network’s Primary Care and Dental Clinic on the Dental School campus. Hospital and Healthcare Network personnel should follow hospital and HCN emergency procedures and check with their leadership for information and instructions. The LSU Healthcare Network plans to issue a separate communication regarding their other clinic locations.

Easter Hours

The Libraries will be closed  from Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st for the Easter Holiday. In addition, the Dental Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, April 18th and the Ische Library will close at 6pm that day. Both Libraries will reopen with regular hours, Monday, April 22nd.

Kids’ Teeth Website Nearing Completion

 

 

 

Kids’ Teeth is a new website in development that will help families of children with special needs find information on the connection between their child’s condition and their oral health.  It was created by LSU School of Dentistry Librarian Julie Schiavo and Pediatric Dentistry Associate Professor Dr. Priyanshi Ritwik after they observed a lack of readily available information on this topic to share with parents at the point of care.

The website can help families decide when special-needs children need to go to a dentist and what to do to make seeing the dentist easier.  As well, health care providers can use the information on this website to inform and educate patients and their families about oral problems that are caused by common diseases.  There are currently ten topics that will be regularly updated and expanded in the future.

The website debuted at the recent annual ADEA conference in Chicago where it was received positively, and it will go live in a matter of weeks after further testing.  Feedback is encouraged, so make sure to complete a survey through the handy links on the website:  https://www.lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/kids_teeth/

This project was funded by a grant award from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Statement regarding American Journal of Gastroenterology access

The American Journal of Gastroenterology changed publishers this year, and, as a result, we now have extremely reduced access to the online version of the journal. Although we at the Library strive to provide as complete and stable access to our journals as is possible, in this instance we have been caught in a situation caused by the sponsoring society’s desire to change to a new publisher and a new agreement between them that we only recently were made aware of. Consequently, we no longer can get to the online version of the journal for many years’ articles to which we had subscribed.

This is the fourth time the journal has changed publisher since 2003. We changed to an online-only subscription in 2006, and the print version we have in the Library ended with 2005. Each time the journal moved to a new publisher, all of the content from the previous site was removed, even though we had what’s called perpetual access rights with those earlier publishers, meaning we should always be able to get to the years for which we subscribed to the online-only version.

The removal of all of the old content of American Journal of Gastroenterology from the previous publishers’ sites did not present a problem until this most recent move. Due to an agreement between the journal’s sponsoring society and the new publisher, our online access to this journal is now limited to 2015 to present. As a result of this, we have now lost all of the content for 2006 to 2014. We are not alone in this situation, as many other libraries are reporting they, too, have lost considerable access to older volumes of this journal.

We are currently working with the most recent previous publisher of the journal to get copies of some of those volumes, but those will not be available until later this year. In the meantime, if you need an article for this journal from 2006 through 2014, you will need to use our InterLibrary Loan service.

We are very sorry this situation has occurred, but we are still trying to regain access to those older volumes. In the meantime, though, we know your ability to get to the articles affected by this change has been made much more difficult, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

April Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles highlighting Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology (MIP) have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16.

  1. Darville T, Albritton HL, Zhong W, Dong L, O’Connell CM, Poston TB, Quayle AJ, Goonetilleke N, Wiesenfeld HC, Hillier SL, Zheng X. Anti-chlamydia IgG and IgA are insufficient to prevent endometrial chlamydia infection in women and increased anti-chlamydia IgG is associated with enhanced risk for incident infection. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2019;e13103.
  2. Li L, Zhou J, Wang W, Huang L, Tu J, Baiamonte L, Stark M, Mills M, Hope TJ, Drobnis EZ, Quayle AJ, Schust DJ. Effects of three long-acting reversible contraceptive methods on HIV target cells in the human uterine cervix and peripheral blood. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2019;17(1):26-019-0469-8.
  3. Van Der Pol WJ, Kumar R, Morrow CD, Blanchard EE, Taylor CM, Martin DH, Lefkowitz EJ, Muzny CA. In silico and experimental evaluation of primer sets for species-level resolution of the vaginal microbiota using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. J Infect Dis. 2019;219(2):305-314.
  4. Xue J, Schmitz BW, Caton K, Zhang B, Zabaleta J, Garai J, Taylor CM, Romanchishina T, Gerba CP, Pepper IL, Sherchan SP. Assessing the spatial and temporal variability of bacterial communities in two bardenpho wastewater treatment systems via illumina MiSeq sequencing. Sci Total Environ. 2019;6571543-1552.
  5. Bruni GO, Zhong K, Lee SC, Wang P. CRISPR-Cas9 induces point mutation in the mucormycosis fungus rhizopus delemar. Fungal Genet Biol. 2018;1241-7.
  6. Ibana JA, Sherchand SP, Fontanilla FL, Nagamatsu T, Schust DJ, Quayle AJ, Aiyar A. Chlamydia trachomatis-infected cells and uninfected-bystander cells exhibit diametrically opposed responses to interferon gamma. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):8476-018-26765-y.
  7. Ikeh MAC, Fidel PL,Jr, Noverr MC. Identification of specific components of the eicosanoid biosynthetic and signaling pathway involved in pathological inflammation during intra-abdominal infection with candida albicans and staphylococcus aureus. Infect Immun. 2018;.
  8. Rhoads JM, Collins J, Fatheree NY, Hashmi SS, Taylor CM, Luo M, Hoang TK, Gleason WA, Van Arsdall MR, Navarro F, Liu Y. Infant colic represents gut inflammation and dysbiosis. J Pediatr. 2018;20355-61.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions,click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

LSUHSC-New Orleans Launches New Graphic Medicine Collection

Comics aren’t just for teens! Graphic medicine explores healthcare and medicine while using the comic format as a medium for learning.

Graphic novels can be helpful tools for practitioners and patients to further the discussion about healthcare in the United States.  These books are in fact tools that help bridge the health literacy gap.

To highlight this genre, we have a variety of titles available for check out that explore Alzheimer ’s disease, disabilities, abuse, and mental disorders.

So, come by and check out our new books on the 3rd Floor!

New Video on Finding Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

John P. Bourgeois, our Public Health Liaison Librarian, has created a short video tutorial describing what Peer Review is and how to find journals using the LSUHSC Libraries’ Discover Service. If you are looking for articles for a paper and don’t know where to start, you want to learn how to use our Discovery search bar, or if you simply want a refresher, watch this short video!

HTTP disabled on Library Catalog

HTTP access has been disabled on the Libraries’ catalog to better ensure its security. If you type the catalog’s address, innopac.lsuhsc.edu into most browsers, it should default to using HTTPS but if it doesn’t or if you follow an older link that hasn’t been updated, the following message:

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Please let us know if you have any problems.

 

March Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16.

  1. Chapple AG, Wojcik JJ, McDaniel LS. A regression based phase I clinical trial for late-onset toxicities without clinician elicitation. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2019;14100327.
  2. Dragonas P, Schiavo JH, Avila-Ortiz G, Palaiologou A, Katsaros T. Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) in intraoral bone grafting procedures: A systematic review. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2019;.
  3. Hakki L, Smith A, Babin J, Hunt J, Duchesne J, Greiffenstein P. Effects of a fragmenting handgun bullet: Considerations for trauma care providers. Injury. 2019;.
  4. Nagayach A, Singh A, Geller AI. Delivery of different genes into presynaptic and postsynaptic neocortical neurons connected by a BDNF-TrkB synapse. Brain Res. 2019;.
  5. Nguyen Ho L, Tran Van N, Le Thuong V, Hoang Chan P, Kantrow SP, Duong Duy K, Smith DL. Hilar asymmetry in endobronchial tuberculosis patients: An often-overlooked clue. Int J Infect Dis. 2019;.
  6. Erwin LL, Nilges MR, DeLarge AF, Weed PF, Winsauer PJ. Effects of noncontingent ethanol, DHEA, and pregnanolone administration on ethanol self-administration in outbred female rats. Alcohol. 2018;7567-77.
  7. Pitre L, Garbee D, Tipton J, Schiavo J, Pitt A. Effects of preoperative intrathecal morphine on postoperative intravenous morphine dosage: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2018;16(4):867-870.
  8. Scerbo MW, Calhoun AW, Paige JT, Sanko J, Sokolowski J. The second society for simulation in healthcare research summit: Beyond our boundaries. Simul Healthc. 2018;13(3S Suppl 1):S1-S6.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions,click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

Mardi Gras Hours

Rex 2012 on Napoleon Avenue

The Libraries will have reduced hours Carnival Weekend and will be closed on Mardi Gras.

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will close at 5pm on Friday, March 1st.

The Isché Library will be open from 9:30am to 6pm (regular hours) on Saturday, March 2nd; it will be open the same hours on Sunday, March 3rd. The Dental Library will be open its regular hours of 11:30am to 8pm on Sunday, March 3rd.

Both Libraries will close at 5pm on Monday, March 4th with the Isché Library opening at 7:30am and the Dental Library at 8am. Both Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, March 5th.

The Isché Library will return to normal hours on Wednesday, March 6th. But the Dental Library will continue to close at 5pm for the rest of the week.

INNOPAC Downtime 2/18/19 – Complete

An upgrade of the INNOPAC system will happen beginning at 9am on Monday, February 18th. The outage is expected to last 2 hours at the most. The library catalog and related services will not work during the upgrade.

Thanks for your patience.

 

*Edit 8:20am* The upgrade began early and is already complete.

RefWorks Downtime

RefWorks will be unavailable for about an hour tonight due to scheduled maintenance to solve a tricky issue.

From RefWorks/ProQuest:

RefWorks will be offline

We want to make you aware that on Wednesday February 13th at 9:00pm (CST) there will be scheduled maintenance on RefWorks for approximately 1 hour to address an issue preventing some users from creating RefWorks accounts. During this window new and legacy RefWorks will be offline. Write-n-Cite will be available offline, but users will not be able to sync their references with RefWorks.

At the end of the maintenance, all existing references will be available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Maintenance Start: Wednesday February 13th at 9:00pm (CST)
Maintenance Completion: Wednesday February 13th at 10:00pm (CST)

So, if you were planning to do some research tonight, schedule a little break and maybe do a little last minute Valentine’s Day shopping for your significant other. Or for yourself.

February Faculty Publications

 A new selection of lovely articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16.

  1. Honore PA. Public health finance: Contributions from the journal of public health management & practice. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019;25(1):17-18.
  2. Aguilar EA, Hijazi H, Nastasie R, Barry S, Reske T, Campbell JS. The question of polypharmacy revisited. J La State Med Soc. 2018;170(Nov/Dec):188-193.
  3. Arrouk R, Herdes RE, Karpinski AC, Hyman PE. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin for children with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Pediatric Health Med Ther. 2018;9129-133.
  4. Dasa V, Lim S, Heeckt P. Real-world evidence for safety and effectiveness of repeated courses of hyaluronic acid injections on the time to knee replacement surgery. Am J Orthop. 2018;47(7):.
  5. Dong S, Bluher M, Zhang Y, Wu H, Alahari SK. Development of insulin resistance in nischarin mutant female mice. Int J Obes. 2018;.
  6. Lim S, Atwi N, Long S, Toshav A, Lau FH. Variations in the anterolateral thigh flap’s vascular anatomy in african americans. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018;34(4):300-306.
  7. Watson ZL, Washington SD, Phelan DM, Lewin AS, Tuli SS, Schultz GS, Neumann DM, Bloom DC. In vivo knockdown of the herpes simplex virus 1 latency-associated transcript reduces reactivation from latency. J Virol.  2018;92(16):1-10.
  8. Xu J, Sriramula S, Lazartigues E. Excessive glutamate stimulation impairs ACE2 activity through ADAM17-mediated shedding in cultured cortical neurons. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2018; 38: 1235-1242.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions, click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

Ische Library Closing @ 6pm 1/31/19

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, January 31st. The Resource Center Building will be without running water from 6-10pm that day.

While the Library Commons will not close, we ask that patrons please use the restrooms in other buildings during this interval.

Killer wallpaper?

Earlier this month, the National Library of Medicine announced they had finished digitizing the popular and possibly deadly book Shadows from the Walls of Death: Facts and Inferences Prefacing a Book of Specimens of Arsenical Wall Papers.  It is now available for free to the public at no risk of our lives.

 

Shadows from the Walls of Death, printed in 1874 and measuring about 22 by 30 inches, is a noteworthy book for two reasons: its rarity, and the fact that, if you touch it, it might kill you.” (Zawacki, 2018)  Dr. Robert M. Kedzie a professor of Chemistry at Michigan State Agricultural college (now MSU) created the book in an attempt to call attention to the dangers of arsenical pigments that were extremely popular in wallpaper at the time.  The book contains 84 samples of wallpaper colored with arsenical pigment (especially the vivid green colors Scheel’s Green or Paris Green) which he legally purchased from leading wallpaper dealers all over Michigan.  At the time, it was known that arsenic was poisonous when eaten but no one knew that the pigment would shed microscopic dust that when inhaled or ingested would slowly poison the inhabitants of the home.  Dr. Kedzie created 100 copies of Shadows from the Walls of Death and sent them to public libraries across the state – only 4 are known to exist currently.  The other three surviving copies are located at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Harvard University. (Take a look at this great article from Atlas Obscura in 2018.)

 

 

In addition to the fascinating subject matter of this book, it is interesting to note the procedures the National Library of Medicine had to follow in order to digitize the content. NLM worked with NIH Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and using equipment at the Smithsonian Libraries, developed a workflow that protected the library personnel and the book during the digitization process.  The process and more on the history of arsenic-pigments are described in a three part post in NLM’s blog, Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)