Monthly Archives: July 2009

New Editions of E-Books on AccessMedicine

Two new editions of e-books are now available in AccessMedicine:

Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 6e
By K. Wolff, R. A. Johnson
This atlas is filled with 1500 color images, covering the full range of dermatology conditions and disorders, for quick, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.

Clinical Neurology, 7e
By R. P. Simon, D. Greenberg, M. J. Aminoff
This comprehensive classic links basic neuroscience and current approaches in diagnosis and treatment using a symptom-oriented approach.

Summer Lecture Series

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The Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit & Brain Imaging Center are hosting their 8th annual Summer Lecture Series in August. The lectures are held Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Sheraton Hotel Conference Center in August on the 17th, 24th and 31st.

Monday, August 17th 6:30-8:00 p.m.
“Chemobrain” : What Do We Know?

“Chemobrain” is a word well known to persons with cancer getting chemo- therapy and wondered about as the possible cause of memory lapses. There are still many controversies but what research is available will be discussed.

Kim Dittis, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Assist. Professor of Medicine VT Cancer Center, UVM & FAHC
Patti O’Brien, M.D., Primary Care Physician, M.D./Researcher VT Cancer Center, UVM & FAHC

Monday, August 24th 6:30-8:00 p.m.
What a Pain! Living with Chronic Pain.

What is chronic pain and what are new and better ways of coping with it other than taking medication? Learn about the newest research being done at UVM using state of the art technology.

Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Director, MindBody Medicine at UVM & FAHC

Monday, August 31st 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Menopause: Hot Flashes & Memory Crashes?

What happens to the body and brain as we go through menopause? What changes may occur later on? A psychiatrist and a reproductive endocrinologist from UVM & FAHC will discuss what we know and what we’re learning. The speakers will also talk about the research they are currently conducting.

Paul Newhouse, M.D., Director Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit & Brain Imaging Program, UVM/FAHC
Peter Cassen, M.D., Professor and Division Director Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UVM/FAHC

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Sally Ross Nolan at 802-847-9488 or sally.nolan@vtmednet.org. See the CNRU’s web site for more details.

Photo credit: Keith A. Johnson (keith@bwh.harvard.edu), J. Alex Becker (jabecker@mit.edu)

Science Archives Now Available

scienceclassicUVM Libraries is pleased to announce that patrons now have access to Science, one of the most influential scientific publications, back to 1890. The Science Classic back file includes the very first issue of Science published under founder Thomas A. Edison and complements Science Online, which covers issues from 1997 until today. Publishers say this about Science Classic:

Science readers may now access a wealth of scientific literature. This archival content includes groundbreaking Research Articles and Reports, News of the Week and News Focus, Letters, Books et al., Policy Forum, Reviews, Perspectives, Association Affairs, Technical Comment Abstracts, Brevia, even advertisements found in the print issues published before 1997.

Readers will have at their fingertips key articles in the history of science from the late 19th, the 20th, and the early 21st centuries such as the human genome, the genes for breast and colon cancer, and the Bose-Einstein condensate in physics.”

Access this archive as you would any Science article through the publisher’s website or UVM Libraries Online Catalog and Electronic Journals List.

Procedures Videos

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The Dana Medical Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new clinical resource. Procedures Consult Emergency Medicine Procedures is an online procedure reference tool that offers access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common emergency medicine procedures performed in today’s hospital setting. Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME (Accrditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) standards to help physicians and residents  achieve the best patient outcomes.

Dana patrons have access to other procedure videos as well. In April The New England Journal of Medicine introduced a new article type called Videos in Clinical Medicine. NEJM describes the new article type as “peer-reviewed educational videos that capitalize on the ability of moving images to teach procedures requiring skilled techniques and specialized physical examination. This first series of teaching videos is intended to help students, trainees, and younger physicians to learn procedural techniques from experienced colleagues. Our ultimate goal is to provide effective clinical instruction and improved patient care.”

For some time now, MedlinePlus, the premier consumer health information database put out by the National Library of Medicine, has offered streaming online videos of common surgical prodedures. While they are intended for patients, they are also frequently viewed by medical students.  Simply follow the link and browse by procedure.

Nursing Reference Center Updates

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There is now a special tab labeled Skills & Procedures.  When clicked, users are provided with instant access to clinical papers detailing the necessary steps to achieve proficiency in specific nursing tasks and procedures.  This section represents a growing collection of critical nursing skills to complement the nearly 2,400 quick lessons and evidence-based care sheets in NRC. Details include:

  • A definition of each skill
  • Why the skill should be performed
  • What nurses need to know
  • How to perform the skill, and more.

Please visit EBSCO’s Support Site to learn about all of EBSCO’s products, search among thousands of FAQs, or download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Online Support Form.