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!
- Albritton, Hannah L. The importance of local mucosal antibodies in Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women. Dissertation – Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Autin, Bryant Nicholas. Determining the prevalence of HPV-90 in the Greater New Orleans area. Thesis – Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Callan, Catherine Y. Lan. Application of SNP interaction pattern identifier (SIPI) to detect gene-gene interactions in the 8q24 region associated with prostate cancer in African American men. Thesis – School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics.
- Fisher, Kiva Ariani. The role of resilience in substance use : psychosocial mechanisms influencing injection-related risk behaviors. Dissertation – School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.
- Gaudet, Darryl A., Jr. Continuous and binge-like consumption of dietary fat differentially affects gustatory neural circuitry. Thesis – Department of Physiology.
- Lott, Charles Seth. The effect of CYP1A2-CYP2B4 interaction on the lipid microdomain localization of CYP1A2 and CYP2B4. Thesis – Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
- Maziveyi, Mazvita. The role of Nischarin in the breast tumor microenvironment. Dissertation – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
- Moore, Mary E. Mediation analysis to explore racial and ethnic disparity in mathematics and science among Louisiana students. Thesis – School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics.
- Ningbinnin, Nouriath. Identification of novel and potentially therapeutic compounds against Chagas’ disease. Thesis – Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Poret, Jonquil Marie. Obesity : one size doesn’t fit all. A comparison of sex differences in the response to high-fat diet in obesity-resistant and obesity-prone rats. Thesis – Department of Physiology.
- Schreiber, Allyson L. Brain corticotropin-releasing factor signaling mediates traumatic stress-induced behaviors. Dissertation – Department of Physiology.
- Todaro, Dustin R. Mechanistic conservation in Nedd4-2/NEDD4L-catalyzed polyubiquitin chain assembly. Dissertation – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
- Washington, Shannan Darice. To loop or to insulate? : How CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) regulates the transcriptional program of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) latency and the transition to reactivation. Dissertation – Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
These dissertations and theses are available for checkout in the library, and even more LSUHSC dissertations are available online through ProQuest.
The first New Books display for Fall 2018 is now posted on the New Books Shelf (3rd floor of the Ische Library)! This display highlights some course textbooks for medical students as well as other titles of interest for faculty, students, and staff on two of our newest e-book resources: Access Neurology and ClinicalKey!
(* denotes course textbook for medicine)
Access Neurology Titles:
- Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: a localization-based approach by Berkowitz, 2017*
- Molecular Neuropharmacology: a foundation for clinical neuroscience by Nestler, 3rd ed. 2015*
- The Hospital Neurology Book edited by Salardini and Biller, 2016.
- Neuromuscular Disorders by Amato and Russell, 2nd ed. 2016
- DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination: a programmed text by Biller, Gruener, and Brazis, 7th ed. 2017
- Depression in Medical Illness edited by Barsky and Silbersweig, 2016
- Pediatric Practice: Neurology edited by Carney and Geyer, 2010
- Neuroanatomy Text and Atlas by John H. Martin, 4th ed. 2012
- Principles of Medical Biochemistry by Meisenberg, 4th ed. 2017*
- Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine by Nussbaum, 8th ed. 2016*
- Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease edited by Kumar, Abbas, and Aster, 9th ed. 2015*
- Sedation: a guide to patient management by Malamed, 6th ed. 2018*
- Atlas of Essential Procedures by Tuggy and Garcia, 2011
- Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence by Carole Jenny, 2011
- Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine: a Literature-Based Approach edited by Paulman, 2012
- Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine: gender in the genomic era by Legato, 3rd ed. 2017
- Travel Medicine edited by Keystone, 3rd ed. 2013
- Integrative Medicine by Rakel, 4th ed. 2018
- Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: history and examination by Swartz, 7th ed. 2014
- Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care edited by Roberts, 7th ed. 2019
The newest display on the third floor of the Isché library features the dissertations of recently graduated PhD candidates from the Graduate School. Join us in congratulating the writers!
- Rebecca Crawford, The Regulation and Function of the Unfolded Protein Response Gene CHAC1. – 2016, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
- Jacques Mayeux, Neurobehavioral Mechanisms Underlying Escalated Alcohol Drinking Following Traumatic Brain Injury. – 2016, Department of Physiology.
- Jessica Richard, Functional Specificity Encoded Within the Kinesin Motor Domain. – 2016, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
- Shardulendra Prasad Sherchand, Host and Viral Factors That Modulate Nutrient Acquisition by Chlamydia Trachomatis. – 2016, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Matthew Dean, Effects of Ethanol on Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Signaling in a Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. – 2017, Department of Genetics.
- Stephen M. Ford, Jr., Chronic Binge Alcohol and Antiretroviral Therapy Administration Differentially Contribute to Metabolic Dysregulation in SIV-infected Male Rhesus Macaques. – 2017, Department of Physiology.
- John Maxi, Enhanced Susceptibility of the Frontal Cortex to Overlapping Effects of Alcohol, SIV, and Antiretroviral Therapy. – 2017, Department of Physiology.
- Patricia Dehon Mott, A Role for Mycoplasma Genitalium in Cervicitis and Inflammation-Dependent Enhancement of HIV Transmission. – 2017, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Alan Mouton, Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Cardiac Atrophy: Role of the Extracellular Matrix and Cardiac Fibroblasts. – 2017, Department of Physiology.
- Rafiq Un Nabi, Characterization of IgA Antibodies and Phagocytic Function in HIV-Infected Elite Controllers. – 2017, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Chelsea Organ, The Effects of Gut-Derived Trimethylamine N-Oxide (TMAO) on the Pathogenesis of Heart Failure. – 2017, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
- David Polhemus, The Cardioprotective Actions of Renal Sympathetic Denervation in Ischemic Heart Disease. – 2017, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
- Spencer Robichaux, Elucidating the Effects of Chronic Alcohol Consumption on HIV Transmission and Disease Progression Using the SIV-Infected Rhesus Macaque Model. – 2017, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology.
- Abdelmetalab F. Tarhuni, Paradoxical Roles for PARP-1 in Colon Cancer, Inflammation, and Tumor Immunity. 2017 -Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
These dissertations are available for checkout in the library, and there are even more recently completed LSUHSC dissertations are available online through ProQuest.
The Library is pleased to announce that we now have access to over 40 anatomy and basic sciences books from Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins online through the LWW Health Library platform.
The Premium Basic Sciences Collection includes classic course textbooks, review guides, case studies, and videos. All of the books have been cataloged and can be accessed from the Library’s INNOPAC catalog. The LWW Health Library can also be found on the Library’s list of databases.
Below is a quick look at some of these essential resources:
- Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
- Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore)
- Color Atlas and Text of Histology (Gartner)
- Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy
- Grant’s Dissector
- Histology: a Text and Atlas (Ross)
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry
- Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology
- Neuroanatomy: an Atlas of Structures… (Haines)
- Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context (Haines)
- Physiology: Cases and Problems (Costanzo)
- Principles of Pharmacology (Golan)
Be sure to check out the full product! We hope these will be useful in your studies!
From the press release: “The final rule replaces the current product letter categories – A, B, C, D and X – used to classify the risks of using prescription drugs during pregnancy with three detailed subsections that describe risks within the real-world context of caring for pregnant women who may need medication.”
The new rule will go into effect by June 20, 2015.
The Library’s Faculty Publications display, located on the first floor of the Library, has been updated with eight new articles for the months of May and June. The new article array covers topics from alcohol intoxication’s impact on spinal injuries, to the linkage between schizophrenia and chronic LSD usage, to nursing in catastrophe.
LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:
- Crutcher CL, Ugiliweneza B, Hodes JE, Kong M, Boakye M. Alcohol intoxication and its effects on traumatic spinal cord injury outcomes. J Neurotrauma. 2014.
- Hong S, Alapure BV, Lu Y, Tian H, Wang Q. 12/15-lipoxygenase deficiency reduces densities of mesenchymal stem cells in the dermis of wounded and unwounded skin. Br J Dermatol. 2014.
- Leblanc KG, Jr, Monheit GD. Understanding and use of the American Joint Committee on Cancer seventh edition guidelines for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: A survey of dermatologic surgeons. Dermatol Surg. 2014.
- Martin DA, Marona-Lewicka D, Nichols DE, Nichols CD. Chronic LSD alters gene expression profiles in the mPFC relevant to schizophrenia. Neuropharmacology. 2014.
- Molina PE, Amedee AM, Lecapitaine NJ, Zabaleta J, Mohan M, Winsauer P, Vande Stouwe C, McGoey R, Auten MW, Lamotte L, Chandra LC, Birke L. Modulation of gut-specific mechanisms by chronic Delta9-THC administration in male rhesus macaques infected with simian immunodeficiency virus: A systems biology analysis. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014.
- Park EP, Boulmay BC. Images in clinical medicine. herpes labialis and facial-nerve paralysis. N Engl J Med. 2014 ;370(11):1048.
- Polhemus DJ, Lefer DJ. Emergence of hydrogen sulfide as an endogenous gaseous signaling molecule in cardiovascular disease. Circ Res. 2014; 114(4):730-737.
- Sterling YM. Nursing ‘caring’ during catastrophic events: Theoretical, research, and clinical insights. Int J Human Caring. 2014; 18(1):60-65.
These articles are part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database, which is maintained by Reference Librarian, Kathy Kerdolff. The database includes publications authored by LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, researchers, and students since 1998. It is updated weekly with new articles harvested from a variety of citation sources: PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL, etc.
The display highlights sixteen articles at a time, rotating eight new articles each month. You can find more information about the database and listings for our current and past displays from Library’s Faculty Publications landing page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/facpubs.aspx.
To add your faculty publications to the database and display, or for questions about either, please contact Kathy Kerdolff.
Got Drugs? ThatÔÇÖs the question the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative is asking. The program promotes an opportunity to properly dispose of expired and unneeded prescription drugs. In recent years, over 2 million pounds of prescription drugs were taken out of circulation and disposed of properly. ?áAccording to the Environmental Protection Agency, there has been no evidence of human health effects from prescription drug remnants on the environment thus far, however precautionary measures are still in affect to prevent cases from developing. So while you embark on this year’s spring cleaning, keep prescription drugs in mind.
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As a Louisiana native or even an adventurous visitor, youÔÇÖve probably fed an alligator a marshmallow or two. WhatÔÇÖs the allure of marshmallows to a wild swamp creature? We may never truly know, but for an animal that will scarf down turtle shells, rocks, lures, beer cans, and shoes, marshmallows are probably the least of its worries.
Profiled in the Times-Picayune for their project in 1951, the self-proclaimed LSU “alligator men” studied the production of acid gastric juice and self-induced hibernation in alligators, as compared to iguanas and chameleons. The stars of this ÔÇ£zooÔÇØ were Dr. Roland Coulson, LSUMC faculty (1944-2004), Dr. Thomas Hernandez, LSUMC faculty (1960-1977) and Chair of Pharmacology, Dr. Fred G. Brazda, LSUMC faculty (1939-1977) and Chair of Biochemistry, and their graduate student, Dr. Herbert C. Dessauer. In the preface of a later work, Alligator Metabolism, Coulson and Hernandez speak to the origin of their honorary titles”: “It is not possible to have done research on alligators for many years without having gained a reputation for eccentricity as a consequence of the choice of experimental animal. One accepts this and learns to live with it. […] By some, an alligator man is tolerated (as a harmless eccentric should be), and by others he is admired for the fearless manner in which he confronts such a ‘terrifying’ beast.”
Though certainly fearless, these doctors chose smaller gators to reduce the risk of injury, and by the time the animals reached a rowdy 20 pounds, they were returned to the swamp. Because alligators produce a large amount of hydrochloric acid during digestion, they perform a more dramatic and more readily observable process of digestion. Alligators are also tougher physically and less prone to blood poisoning, making them easier to study. In addition to their excellent acid production, the test gators self-induced a sort of hibernation in winter despite the fact that researchers kept them in windowless rooms with automatic lights; by abstaining from food and decreasing sugar in the bloodstream, the test subjects did not grow.
The practical application of the research of the “alligator men” may not seem readily apparent, but as Dr. Coulson explains in the newspaper article, ÔÇ£The scientist doesnÔÇÖt have to be working toward the cure of any specific malady [ÔÇª] but often he stumbles upon it by accident, through just a study as ours.ÔÇØ They developed enough material to write numerous journal articles (PubMed author search results hyperlinked above) and monographs. Two books co-authored by Dr. Coulson and Dr. Hernandez are available in the Library: Alligator Metabolism: Studies on Chemical Reactions in Vivo and Biochemistry of the Alligator: A Study of Metabolism in Slow Motion.
Dr. Herbert Dessauer, who began as a humble graduate student and would go on to become Professor Emeritus of molecular biology at LSU Medical Center, passed away earlier this month after a brief illness. We would like to recognize his contributions to not only the scientific community, but also to LSU.?á For more information on the contributions of each of the renowned doctors mentioned in this post, please consult A History of LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, which is available in the Library. When you stop by, be sure to check out our display cases, which are home to various medical artifacts including an analytical balance used by Coulson, Hernandez, and Dessauer.
Glimpse of the Past is an ongoing project to promote the Louisiana Digital Library effort. This Month in History will present for your reading pleasure a closer look into a newspaper clipping of note from our Digital Collections and articles relating to the LSU Medical School.
Would you trust a medicine that’s been under water for a couple of millennia??áAn early edition article (and a link straight to the PDF) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes tablets found in a sealed container that was part of the material recovered from the a wreck in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Tuscany in Italy. The abstract for the article states, “The composition and the form of the Pozzino tablets seem to indicate that they were used for ophthalmic purposes.”
Link to the pdf of the article 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.