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.



Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop at LSUHealth New Orleans

On April 21, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Human Development Center (411 South Prieur Street), the School of Allied Health Professions will host the Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop.

The workshop, sponsored by Numotion, will provide training for allied health professionals and early childhood educators who work with low-mobility children. Teams of participants will discuss their own ideas about powered mobility and prepare a ride-on car for a child with mobility needs. Ten of these modified ride-on cars will be given to children with disabilities.

The Go, Baby, Go! Program was developed by Drs. Cole Galloway and Sam Logan at the University of Delaware. Go, Baby, Go! is a research-based community program intended to provide motorized cars for children with limited mobility.

A presentation on advances helping to close the gaps in providing power mobility to young children will be given by Go, Baby, Go! developer Sam Logan, PhD, of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

“Mobility is a basic human right, and occupational therapists recognize the importance of it because mobility contributes to social, cognitive, and communication development of children,” notes Kerrie Ramsdell, MS, LOTR, LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. “Children who have limited mobility are at increased risk for more delays in these three areas. By offering power mobility, we have the ability to aid the overall development of children with motor impairments.”



Due to lack of funds, the library is not able to continue support of the following resources:

Rehabilitation Reference Center, expires April 30, 2017
Tests in Print Online, expires April 30, 2017
Natural Medicines, expires May 31, 2017

These databases have low usage compared with other library resources.

Please feel free to contact your librarian liaison for help finding information from other sources.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Easter Hours

Both Libraries will have shortened hours Thursday, April 13. Isché library will close at 8pm and the Dental Library will close at 5pm. The Libraries will remain closed through the weekend,  Friday, April 14 – Sunday April 16. Normal hours for both libraries will resume Monday, April 17.


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.

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.

Faculty Publications Spotlight for April

Daytona seagull 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. Birke LL, Cespedes AM, Schachner ER, Lailvaux SP. Cystic calculus in a laboratory-housed green anole (Anolis carolinensis). Comparative Med. 2017;67(2):1-4.
  2. Crutcher CL,2nd, Kline DG, Tender GC. A modified, less invasive posterior subscapular approach to the brachial plexus: Case report and technical note. Neurosurg Focus. 2017;42(3):E7.
  3. Deichmann P, Sura A, Sanders C, Aravindakshan-Patel N, Lopez F. Clinical case of the month: Group G streptococcal bacteremia secondary to a burn wound infection. J La State Med Soc. 2017;169(1):20-23.
  4. Ferre CL, Brandao M, Surana B, Dew AP, Moreau NG, Gordon AM. Caregiver-directed home-based intensive bimanual training in young children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy: A randomized trial. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016;[epub].
  5. Gunaldo TP, Brisolara KF, Davis AH, Moore R. Aligning interprofessional education collaborative sub-competencies to a progression of learning. J Interprof Care. 2017;1-3[epub].
  6. Mader EC,Jr, Cannizzaro LA, Williams FJ, Lalan S, Olejniczak PW. Periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges can survive anesthesia and result in asymmetric drug-induced burst suppression. Neurol Int. 2017;9(1):6933.
  7. Souyoul S, Saussy K, Stryjewska BM, Grieshaber E. Leprosy mimicking basal cell carcinoma in a patient on fingolimod. JAAD Case Rep. 2017;3(1):58-60.
  8. Stalder MW, Sosin M, Urbinelli LJ, Mayo JL, Dorafshar AH, Hilaire HS, Borsuk DE, Rodriguez ED. Avoiding facial incisions with midface free tissue transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017;5(2):e1218.

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.

10 Years!


It’s been 10 years that the Libraries have been creating content on this site! As a glance back to a decade ago, what did we publish on?

Happy Anniversary to the Libraries News.

Match Day 2017

Great video from Information Services on the 2017 Match

Louisiana’s Health Data Portal

The Louisiana Department of Health has an interactive map that allows state “health, environmental, population and exposure information and data” to be viewed and compared in a single place.

New fields and more information will be added in the near future, updating the tool continually.

INNOPAC upgrade

*Upgrade complete: 8:48am

We are currently upgrading our INNOPAC server and so that service is not available. We hope it will be restored quickly.

Update: Link resolver now working in PubMed

The link resolver being used for PubMed is once again working correctly.

If you need assistance with any Library resources, please contact us.

New NLM/NIH Display at the Ische Library


The Isché Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health display: Pictures of Nursing: the Zwerdling Postcard Collection, which explores the relationship of nursing to events in 20th-century life and how nursing was perceived.  For more information on the exhibit, visit the NLM exhibition page.

The exhibit will be in the Library Commons from Monday, March 24th through Friday April 21st.

Reserve Anatomy Book Now Available as an Ebook

developing humanWe are pleased to announce that The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 10th edition, is now available in an Ebook format.

From the record in the library catalog, click on the link for EBSCOhost Ebooks. We have 3 “copies” available, so we are allowed 3 concurrent online users.

The print edition is on reserve for ANAT 100 – Gross Anatomy and ANAT 101 – Human Prenatal Development.  But we think you’ll find the electronic edition to be much lighter.