Medicine

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection

As part of our New Books Display this month, we are highlighting the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection from Ovid Books. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), based in Australia and one of the premier evidence-based practice organizations in the world, has developed an evidence-based practice model that is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry.

This E-book series of 24 titles provides you with the tools you need to:

– Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare

– Appraise qualitative and quantitative research

– Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies

– Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events

Each of these book authors has been carefully selected for their expertise in the topic area.

The following titles are included in the JBI E-book Collection:

  • CAN-Implement©: Planning for Best-Practice Implementation
  • Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Comparison of Meta-Aggregation and Meta-Ethnography as Qualitative Review Methods, A
  • Critically Appraising Evidence for Healthcare
  • Guideline Adaptation: Conducting Systematic, Exhaustive, and Reproducible Searches
  • Historical Emergence of Qualitative Synthesis, The
  • Implementing Evidence Using an Action Research Framework
  • International Collaboration in Translational Health Science
  • Knowledge Translation in Healthcare
  • Mixed Methods Approach to Evidence Synthesis, A
  • Public Engagement in Translating Knowledge to Action
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The Role of Tacit Knowledge and Value Statements in Translation Science
  • Statistics for Systematic Review Authors
  • Synthesis of Prevalence and Incidence Data, The
  • Synthesizing Descriptive Evidence
  • Synthesizing Economic Evidence
  • Synthesizing Evidence from Narrative, Text and Opinion
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Harm
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Risk
  • Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence
  • Synthesizing Quantitative Evidence
  • Translation Science and the JBI Model of Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research

If you would like to read any of the E-books from this collection, search for the title in our library catalog (INNOPAC), access Ovid Books, or search our E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. If you have any questions or would like assistance, do not hesitate to speak to a member of our Circulation Staff.

February New Books Display: We Love E-books!

The New Books Display this month highlights some of our newest E-books available through Ovid. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you. Please check out our display on the 3rd floor of the Isché Library!

These books and many more are available for online access:

Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit: the Clinical Essentials by Thomas F. Freddo and Edward Chaum

Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast, 3rd ed. by Stuart J. Schnitt and Laura C. Collins.

Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare by Alan Pearson -Part of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Collection.

Eye Pathology: An Atlas and Text, 3rd ed. by Ralph C. Eagle, Jr.

Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis, 5th ed.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine, 5th ed.

Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 15th ed.

A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia, 2nd ed. by Robert S. Holzman

A Practical Approach to Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, 5th ed.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, 7th ed.

Rosen’s Diagnosis of Breast Pathology by Needle Core Biopsy, 4th ed. by Edi Brogi

Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology, 11th ed.

The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, 5th ed.

These E-books and more are available through Ovid E-books. Please contact a library staff member if you would like assistance in accessing our E-book collection.

New England Journal of Medicine PDF Downloads

New England Journal of Medicine redesigned their website, and the “Download PDF” link has a new appearance. Instead of a link that says “Download PDF”, it is now represented by an arrow pointing down. The download arrow symbol is located on the left side of each article’s page.

Here’s where you need to look now:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Circulation Staff!

Thieme MedOne Radiology Trial

The library obtained a one month trial for the Thieme MedOne Radiology resource until December 27th. Radiology faculty had requested that we investigate the product. Please take a bit of time to look it over before the holiday break and let us know if this resource is of interest.

The resource contains ebooks, Radiology cases, E-journals, and media. Includes Top Score of the Radiology Boards: Q&A for the core and certifying exams. (the 2018 first edition)

To access this on-campus, please use this link: https://medone-radiology.thieme.com/home/

To access it off-campus, please use this link to authenticate through our proxy system: http://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu/login?url=https://medone-radiology.thieme.com/  You will need your library barcode and PIN.  If you don’t have a PIN, follow the instructions as prompted to create one

Please contact Marlene Bishop with your evaluation of the resource before the holiday break.

 Marlene Bishop, MLIS, AHIP
Head, Collection Development

Phone: 504-568-6109
Email: mbisho@lsuhsc.edu

September New Books Display

This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator.  If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:

sciencedirectThe ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
logoEhostEBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.

 

Featured E-books from Ovid: Books@Ovid

 

Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicineAccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.

These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection.  E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.

Publication Alert! Toddler’s Brain Damage Reversed Thanks to O2 & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

An LSUHSC faculty member, Dr. Paul G. Harch,  has written a case report about a toddler who has been treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and her improvement from brain damage due to drowning. It has been published in Medical Gas Research. The case report can be found here.

A few well-known news sources have written articles about Dr. Harch’s findings, including Newsweek and Gizmodo. The links to the articles can be found below.

Newsweek: Scientists Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned U.S Toddler Eden Carlson

Gizmodo: Controversial Treatment Appears to Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler

Best of luck to Dr. Harch in his continued research.

LA DHH is seeking public comment on Hepatitis C Drug Pricing

The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input for 30 days (starting May 8th) regarding their Hepatitis C Initiative. They are looking for ” innovative mechanisms that will allow us to treat those affected in an economical fashion, drastically reducing the long-term costs associated with untreated Hepatitis C.” Public Comment is via a webform.

May Health Observances Display

The Isché Library is featuring books about subjects related to upcoming health observances in the Month of May! Information about these health observances as well as the featured books are in the New Books display. The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator. Subjects include Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Environmental Public Health, and Immunology.

These books and many more are available for checkout and/or online access. If you have questions about checking out a book, do not hesitate to ask a library staff member.

 

May 26 is Heat Safety Awareness Day.
heat

 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

 

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®.

 

May 22 – 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.

 

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

aaam_fb_banner-1in5-2017

 

New Blood Test Could Spot Autism in Children

Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism.

“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study co-author Juergen Hahn in the MedlinePlus article. The test was also able to indicate the severity of the autism-related condition with good accuracy.

This new test is a stark contrast to the current approach of diagnosing autism, which entails a consensus from a group of medical professionals. The blood test, on the other hand, looks for key metabolism markers in the child.

The study was small, with less than 200 participants, so more research is planned to follow-up on the claims.

To read more about the study, please visit “Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?”

Reblogged from Blogadillo on March 23, 2017 from the NNLM/SCR. Like them on Facebook and like us on Twitter.

LGBT Symposium – April 10th

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will present LGBT Health Care Symposium: Insight on Current Affairs and the Future of LGBT Health Care on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on campus at the Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street, in Lecture Room A (first floor). Parking will be available in Student Lot #2, located on Perdido Street between South Prieur and Bolivar streets. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by ETHIKOS and LGBT+Allies Organization for the Cultural Understanding in the Health Sciences (LOCUS), the ethics and LGBT student interest groups at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.

Match Day 2017

Great video from Information Services on the 2017 Match

FIXED! AccessMedicine searching problems

UPDATE: This problem has been fixed, 2/3/2017.  Thanks for your patience!

AccessMedicine keyword searching is currently not working correctly. We have contacted McGraw-Hill in regards to this problem and will post an update once this has been resolved. In the meantime, the auto-suggested terms are working. Books can be accessed directly through the “Books” tab. Keyword searching is working in our other McGraw-Hill products: AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessSurgery, HemOnc Collection, and Case Files Collection.

StatRef Updates!

STATRef has released their quarterly update! The new features expands their already extensive collection of books and practice test. The updates included:

  • Test banks to prepare for the Orthopedic Surgery and Preventive Medicine Board Exams
  • Improved Nurse Practitioner Package:
    • Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
    • Pediatric Primary Care NP
    • Advanced Administrative Functionality
  • New test banks and other features:
    • Over 50 test banks
  • More Medical Board Specialties
    • Medicine
    • Internal and Emergency Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Psychiatry
    • Surgery
    • And many more test
  • Improved Nurse Practitioner Package:
    • Two New Test Banks
      • Adult Gerontology Primary Care
      • Pediatric Primary Care
    • Enhanced Administrative Functionality:
      • Monitor user performance and identify under-performers
      • Send customized exams to students
      • Utilize questions in classroom discussion

 

Please visit StatRef to explore all of the new features!

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

facing-addiction

 

On November 29th, the US Surgeon General‘s Office released the office’s first ever comprehensive report on addiction. The full report, Facing Addiction in America: the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, is over 400 pages long. There is an Executive Summary which is 36 pages in length.

New JAMA Publication: Black Gains in Life Expectancy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a new article by Dr. Victor R. Fuchs entitled “Black Gains in Life Expectancy”. The article explains how much the life expectancy of Black Americans has increased. The article goes on to detail the leading factors which contributed in closing the gap between Black life expectancy and White life expectancy between the years  of 1995 and 2014.

The journal issue is available to LSUHSC faculty, staff & students. It can be accessed off-campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find more information at our remote access webpage.

If you are on campus or already logged in, you can access the article here.