Public Health

Louisiana launches hepatitis C initiative aiming to eliminate the disease

Governor John Bel Edwards joined Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Louisiana Department of Health, Secretary James LeBlanc of the Louisiana Department of Corrections, and Asegua Therapeutics LLC to announce a deal that will allow the implementation of an innovative payment model for hepatitis C treatment, part of Louisiana’s plan to eliminate the disease.

Read the full press release here.

June 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. Bronstone A, Neary JT, Lambert TH, Dasa V. Supartz (sodium hyaluronate) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A review of efficacy and safety. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2019;12:1-10.
  2. Cohen-Rosenblum A, Cui Q. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Orthop Clin North Am. 2019;50(2):139-149.
  3. Grodsky JD, Craver RD, Ashoor IF. Early identification of transplant glomerulopathy in pediatric kidney transplant biopsies: A single-center experience with electron microscopy analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;e13459.
  4. Hajirawala L, Barton JS. Diagnosis and management of lynch syndrome. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019;62(4):403-405.
  5. Jolley SE, Welsh DA. Substance use is independently associated with pneumonia severity in persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Subst Abus. 2019;1-6.
  6. Nugent N, Gaston SA, Perry J, Rung AL, Trapido EJ, Peters ES. PTSD symptom profiles among louisiana women affected by the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill: A latent profile analysis. J Affect Disord. 2019;250:289-297.
  7. Seifu SA, Subramaniam PN, Glancy DL. Electrocardiograms recorded after asystolic cardiac arrest. Am J Cardiol. 2019;.
  8. Zhao Y, Jaber VR, LeBeauf A, Sharfman NM, Lukiw WJ. microRNA-34a (miRNA-34a) mediated down-regulation of the post-synaptic cytoskeletal element SHANK3 in sporadic alzheimer’s disease (AD). Front Neurol. 2019;1028.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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.

Free Symposium of Children’s Environmental Health

This symposium will provide important information about environmental impacts on children’s health. Sessions are planned for health care providers, academics, community health workers, policymakers, social workers and community leaders.

The symposium will be held June 10-11 at the International House Hotel (221 Camp St. NOLA).

Registration and more information can be found at: https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/ecommerce/Conference/

CEH Symposium Flyer

May Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles highlighting the School of Public Health 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. Brisolara KF, Gasparini S, Davis AH, Sanne S, Andrieu SC, James J, Mercante DE, De Carvalho RB, Patel Gunaldo T. Supporting health system transformation through an interprofessional education experience focused on population health. J Interprof Care. 2019;33(1):125-128(1):125-128.
  2. Chapple AG, Blackston JW. Finding benefit in n-of-1 trials. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(3):453-454.
  3. 3. DiGiorgio AM, Mummaneni PV, Fisher JL, Podet AG, Crutcher CL, Virk MS, Fang Z, Wilson JD, Tender GC, Culicchia F. Change in policy allowing overlapping surgery decreases length of stay in an academic, safety-net hospital. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019;.
  4. Huang HL, Peng WD, Lin YC, Lee CH, Hu CY, Huang ST. Gender-specific factors associated with the suicidal ideation of children in taiwan: A large-scale cross-sectional study. Int J Psychol. 2019;54(1):53-60.
  5. Kao YH, Celestin MD,Jr, Yu Q, Moody-Thomas S, Jones-Winn K, Tseng TS. Racial and income disparities in health-related quality of life among smokers with a quit attempt in louisiana. Medicina (Kaunas). 2019;55(2):10.3390/medicina55020048.
  6. Maziveyi M, Dong S, Baranwal S, Mehrnezhad A, Ratthinam R, Huckaba TM, Mercante DE, Park K, Alahari SK. Exosomes from nischarin-expressing cells reduce breast cancer cell motility and tumor growth. Cancer Res. 2019;.
  7. 7. Welsh DA, Ferguson T, Theall KP, Simon L, Amedee A, Siggins RW, Nelson S, Brashear M, Mercante D, Molina PE. The new orleans alcohol use in HIV [NOAH] study: Launching a translational investigation of the interaction of alcohol use with biological and socioenvironmental risk factors for multi-morbidity in people living with HIV. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019;43(4):704-709.
  8. Yu Q, Wu X, Li B, Scribner RA. Multiple mediation analysis with survival outcomes: With an application to explore racial disparity in breast cancer survival. Stat Med. 2019;38(3):398-412.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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)

 

 

New Year, New Faculty Publications (Jan 2019)

A new, fresh 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. Cameron JE, Rositch AF, Vielot NA, Mugo NR, Kwatampora JKL, Waweru W, Gilliland AE, Hagensee ME, Smith JS. Epstein-barr virus, high-risk human papillomavirus and abnormal cervical cytology in a prospective cohort of african female sex workers. Sex Transm Dis. 2018;45(10):666-672.
  2. Kanotra SP, Vaitaitis V, Hopkins H, Fletcher M, Gonsoulin CK, Keith B. Impact of supraglottoplasty on parental preception of swallowing using a 10 question swallowing index. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;109:122-126.
  3. Li Z, Polhemus DJ, Lefer DJ. Evolution of hydrogen sulfide therapeutics to treat cardiovascular disease. Circ Res. 2018;123(5):590-600.
  4. Marrero CE, Igbokwe LI, Leonardi C. Access to orthopedic care post medicaid expansion through the affordable care act. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018;.
  5. Nanney JT, Conrad EJ, Reuther ET, Wamser-Nanney RA, McCloskey M, Constans JI. Motivational interviewing for victims of armed community violence: A nonexperimental pilot feasibility study. Psychol Violence. 2018;8(2):259-268.
  6. Orangio GR. The economics of colon cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2018;27(2):327-347.
  7. Scribner RA, Radix RL, Gilliland AE, Leonardi C, Ferguson TF, Noel TP, Andall RG, Andall NR, Radix C, Frank R, Benjamin J, James J, Benjamin R, Waechter RL, Sothern MS. Absence of adolescent obesity in grenada: Is this a generational effect? Front Public Health. 2018;6204.
  8. Wadhwa P, Yu Q, Zhu H, Townsend JA. Dental age difference in children with ADHD. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018;42(3):208-211.

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.

2018 Dissertations and Theses Display!

The New Books display on the third floor of the Isché library features the dissertations and theses of 2018 MS and PhD graduates from LSUHSC. Join us in congratulating the writers as we go into a new year!

These dissertations and theses are available for checkout in the library, and even more LSUHSC dissertations are available online through ProQuest.

December Faculty Publications

Image result for Christmas clip artA new selection of holly, jolly 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. Culbertson RA. The impending physician shortage: Policy solutions should allow the U.S. to achieve adequate supply. Healthc Exec. 2018;33(6):44-46.
  2. Davis KG, Orangio GR. Basic science, epidemiology, and screening for anal intraepithelial neoplasia and its relationship to anal squamous cell cancer. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2018;31(6):368-378.
  3. 3. Kuhns KJ, Zhang G, Wang Z, Liu W. ARD1/NAA10 acetylation in prostate cancer. Exp Mol Med. 2018;50(7):89-018-0107-0.
  4. Mader EC,Jr, Miller D, Toler JM, Olejniczak PW. Focal epileptiform discharges can mimic electrode artifacts when recorded on the scalp near a skull defect. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018;62324709618795305-Dec.
  5. McKown AC, Casey JD, Russell DW, Joffe AM, Janz DR, Rice TW, Semler MW, Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group. Risk factors for and prediction of hypoxemia during tracheal intubation of critically ill adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018;.
  6. Rae G, Newman WP,3rd, McGoey R, Donthamsetty S, Karpinski AC, Green J. The histopathologic reliability of tissue taken from cadavers within the gross anatomy laboratory. Anat Sci Educ. 2018;11(2):207-214.
  7. Schreiber AL, McGinn MA, Edwards S, Gilpin NW. Predator odor stress blunts alcohol conditioned aversion. Neuropharmacology. 2018;14482-90.
  8. Yellott E, Badeaux J, Martin J, Schiavo JH. Effectiveness of sugammadex versus neostigmine on restoration of neuromuscular function in surgical patients with myasthenia gravis undergoing rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2018;16(10):1922-1928.

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.

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

More information is available at the CDC’s website.

November Faculty Publications

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.

  1. Alexandrov PN, Percy ME, Lukiw WJ. Chromosome 21-encoded microRNAs (mRNAs): Impact on down’s syndrome and trisomy-21 linked disease. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2018;38(3):769-774.
  2. Custer B, Murcia K, Robinson WT, McFarland W, Raymond HF. Blood donation history and eligibility assessment in a community-based sample of men who have sex with men. Transfusion. 2018;58(4):969-973.
  3. 3. Dai L, Qiao J, Del Valle L, Qin Z. KSHV co-infection regulates HPV16+ cervical cancer cells pathogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Am J Cancer Res. 2018;8(4):708-714.
  4. Edwards S, Molina PE, McDonough KH, Mercante DE, Gunaldo TP. The potential of interprofessional education to translate physiology curricula effectively into future team-based healthcare. Adv Physiol Educ. 2018;42(2):354-359.
  5. Leithead J,3rd, Garbee DD, Yu Q, Rusnak VV, Kiselov VJ, Zhu L, Paige JT. Examining interprofessional learning perceptions among students in a simulation-based operating room team training experience. J Interprof Care. 2018;1-6.
  6. Lopez-Jury L, Meza RC, Brown MTC, Henny P, Canavier CC. Morphological and biophysical determinants of the intracellular and extracellular waveforms in nigral dopaminergic neurons: A computational study. J Neurosci. 2018;.
  7. Wang Y, Gao L, Rao X, Wang J, Yu H, Jiang J, Zhou W, Wang J, Xiao Y, Li M, Zhang Y, Zhang K, Shen L, Hua Z. Characterization of lasR-deficient clinical isolates of pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):13344-018-30813-y.
  8. Zamjahn JB, Baroni de Carvalho R, Bronson MH, Garbee DD, Paige JT. eAssessment: Development of an electronic version of the objective structured assessment of debriefing tool to streamline evaluation of video recorded debriefings. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;.

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.