Public Health

July Faculty Publication

A new selection of articles has 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. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.

Here is a list of the newest articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print

  1. Halabi A, Fuselier KTB, Grabczyk E. GAA*TTC repeat expansion in human cells is mediated by mismatch repair complex MutLgamma and depends upon the endonuclease domain in MLH3 isoform one. Nucleic Acids Res. 18 May 4;46(8):4022-4032.
  2.  Hanna EB, Ababneh BA, Amin AN. Endovascular therapy of the superficial femoral artery via a stand-alone transradial access: A single-center experience. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2018;52(2):107-114.
  3. Kitazawa K, Wakimasu K, Kayukawa K, Sugimoto M, Nakai J, Weiss JS, Ueno M, Sotozono C, Kinoshita S. Long-term outcome after penetrating keratoplasty in a pedigree with the G177E mutation in the UBIAD1 gene for schnyder cornealdystrophy. Cornea. 2018;37(5):554-559.
  4. Liu M, Bruni GO, Taylor CM, Zhang Z, Wang P. Comparative genome-wide analysis of extracellular small RNAs from the mucormycosis pathogen rhizopus delemar. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):5243-018-23611-z.
  5. Rodriguez FH,Jr, Petersen J, Selvaratnam R, Mann P, Hoyne JB. Hurricanes: Are you prepared? Lab Med. 2018;49(2):e18-e22.
  6.  Wallace E, Stewart Z, Theriot D, Shaffer W, Guillory S, Hanemann M, Danrad R, Spieler B. Atypical presentation of extramedullary plasmacytoma. Ochsner J. 2018;18(1):101-103.
  7.  Washington SD, Musarrat F, Ertel MK, Backes GL, Neumann DM. CTCF binding sites in the herpes simplex virus 1 genome display site-specific CTCF occupation, protein recruitment, and insulator function. J Virol. 2018;92(8):.
  8. Zhao Y, Lukiw WJ. Microbiome-mediated upregulation of MicroRNA-146a in sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Front Neurol. 2018;9145.

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.

New Guidelines Recommend Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening

New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. The guideline update, published as an Early View paper in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, was co-authored by Elizabeth, T. H. Fontham, DrPH, Emeritus Professor and Founding Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health and Co-Chair of the American Cancer Society’s Screening Guideline Development Group.

The full article is freely available here.

DentalCheck App from CDC Helps Infection Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released the DentalCheck app!

Dental health care personnel can use this app to periodically assess infection prevention and control practices in their facility and ensure they are meeting the minimum expectations for safe care. The infection prevention coordinator and other staff are encouraged to use this app at least annually to review policies and observe patient-care practices. DentalCheck is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices.

Click HERE for more info!

Dental health care worker checking tablet and smiling

Yellow Fever Vaccine

If you’re up on your New Orleans medical history, you’ll know that the last outbreak of Yellow Fever here was in 1905. Brazil isn’t so lucky and are in the middle of an outbreak. The CDC is recommending a dose of Yellow Fever vaccine before traveling to Brazil or Africa.

State Health Department Confirms Measles Case in New Orleans

Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed through laboratory testing in a recent traveler from Europe to New Orleans.

Read the full press release here.

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.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Event, Friday, January 26, 2018

This Friday, the LSUHSC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence (ADACE) will be hosting a seminar and discussion here on the downtown campus in association with NIDA’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.

Friday, January 26th
12:00PM-12:45PM: Seminar & Discussion in SON/AH Lecture Hall A (Room 228): Alcohol & Drug Abuse: Separating Fact from Myth
12:45PM-1:30PM: Pizza & Information Booth in Atrium (Outside Lecture Hall A)

LA Dept of Health Renews Standing Order for Naloxone

Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has renewed the standing order for Naloxone, an antidote medication for the reversal of opioid overdose. This action allows laypeople to continue to receive Naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.

For more information, see the full health information bulletin.

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.

$15 Million Grant to LSUHealthNO to Help Reduce Cancer in Louisiana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million over five years for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. The funding will support the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health and Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, as well as the Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health.

CDC Challenge

The CDC has created a challenge that will optimize the usage of The Tracking Network. The CDC explains, “[t]he goal of this Challenge is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from CDC’s application programming interface to explore the connections between the environment and health”.

The submission period is open now and closes June 23, 2017.

The time line for the rest of the challenge is:

  • Evaluation Period: June 27- July 29
  • Notify Screening Participants: July 20
  • Final Evaluation Period: August 15-29
  • Winners Announcement: By September  1, 2017

The Judges for the contest are

  • Jeff Markwell, Senior Firmware Engineer of Fitbit
  • Kishore Hari, Director of Bay Area Science Festival
  • Grant Pezeshki, Director of Public Portals
  • CK Kochukoshy Cheruvettolil, Senior Financial Manager of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pat Breysse, PhD, Director of NCEH/ATSDR

Award Prizes:

  •  1st place – $20,000
  • 2nd place – $7,000
  • 3rd place – $3,000

For more information on this challenge and how to enter, please visit the CDC website.


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.


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.



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.

FEMA event, April 8th, in New Orleans East

Our friends with the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program would like you to know that FEMA is hosting a Disaster Resource Fair this Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH) located at 5620 Read Blvd from 9am-3pm.  This event is for those residents affected by the 2016 Flood and the 2017 tornado.

The EPHT Program is part of the the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Section of Epidemiology & Toxicology Resources (SEET).  EPHT operates and maintains Louisiana’s Health Data Portal where users can view and analyze environmental health data.  Louisiana is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.