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Oxford Medicine Online – a collection of over 800 books

August 25th, 2015 by Bruce Abbott

The Library has begun a year long trial of Oxford Medicine Online.

Link to OMO: http://oxfordmedicine.com/

Link to OMO through the VPN: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/,DanaInfo=oxfordmedicine.com,SSO=U+

Oxford Medicine Online is home to Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical publishing, bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. With over 800 titles currently available, these highly-regarded titles include the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and works from the Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, available online for the first time, plus a question and answer toolkit to help you prepare for the Board Exams.

Changes to Google Chrome — Problems with Scopus and Ovid

April 24th, 2015 by Bruce Abbott

Google Chrome Version 42 recently instituted a change that turned the Java web plugin off by default. This leads to problems with how Google Chrome interacts with some of the Library’s databases, including Scopus and Ovid.

Elsevier has added these easy to follow directions to the Scopus web pages on how you can re-enable the Java web plugin.

http://blog.scopus.com/posts/chrome-42-issues-with-scopus-document-download-manager

AMA Specialty Journals Change Title

January 8th, 2013 by Ferguson Mitchell

This title will now be called JAMA Neurology

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the following AMA titles have undergone a name change. All of these journals are available from any UCD workstation or via VPN, courtesy of the library’s institutional subscription.

Current Title

New Title

Archives of Dermatology

JAMA Dermatology

Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

Archives of Internal Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Archives of Neurology

JAMA Neurology

Archives of Ophthalmology

JAMA Ophthalmology

Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

JAMA Pediatrics

Archives of General Psychiatry

JAMA Psychiatry

Archives of Surgery

JAMA Surgery

Current Title

New Title

Archives of Dermatology

JAMA Dermatology

Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

Archives of Internal Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Archives of Neurology

JAMA Neurology

Archives of Ophthalmology

JAMA Ophthalmology

Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

JAMA Pediatrics

Archives of General Psychiatry

JAMA Psychiatry

Archives of Surgery

JAMA Surgery

Scheduled outage and platform improvements on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect, Scopus & Hub–Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 22nd, 2012 by Bruce Abbott

ScienceDirect, Hub, Applications, and SciVal are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release from: Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 4:30 AM PDT until Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM PDT (UTC-4 hours).

Exam Master has added pediatric practice exams for the ABP Certification Exam

August 20th, 2012 by Bruce Abbott
This is an announcement from Exam Master--access to this resource is available from:
http://www.exammaster2.com/wdsentry/ucdavis.htm
off-campus access through the VPN:
https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/wdsentry/,DanaInfo=www.exammaster2.com+ucdavis.htm
The first time you access Exam Master it requires you to register.

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Certification Exam is quickly
approaching!

Exam Master is happy to provide you with our recently released, new
Pediatric practice exams.  This is an excellent review and prep
resource for the upcoming initial certification and re-certification of
the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Certification Exam.

Exam Master’s practice exams contain over 350 questions, answers, and
explanations on the essentials of general pediatrics, the health and
welfare of children and adolescents. Practice exams, containing 7 blocks
of 50 questions each, were designed to emulate the experience of the
actual ABP exam and cover 35 topics including:

• Growth & Development Milestones
• Preventive Pediatrics
• Infectious Diseases
• Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders
• Respiratory Disorders
• Adolescent Medicine & Gynecology
• Behavioral & Mental Health Issues
• Fetus & Newborn Infant
• Allergic & Immunologic Disorders
• Endocrine Disorders
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Skin Disorders
• Disorders of Cognition, Language & Learning

Log in to your Exam Master portal for access to the ABP Certification
Practice Exams!

Dynamed trial

February 15th, 2012 by Bruce Abbott
We have instituted a trial of Dynamed :

from the About DynaMed description:

DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Below you will see the access information for the Dynamed trial. It has been set up for 90 days and it also includes direct linking to the Cochrane Systematic Reviews.

You can access the trial:

1) If you are on an IP authenticated computer, use this direct link to access Dynamed:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&user=s5388868main&password=main&profile=dynamed

2) From off-campus, use the Library VPN:

https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/dynamed/search/,DanaInfo=web.ebscohost.com+basic?sid=bf0898a8-145c-4d54-9cd5-d1ff460e5e27%40sessionmgr15&vid=1&hid=7

Contact Bruce Abbott at the Blaisdell Library for further information:

btabbott@ucdavis.edu

Faculty of 1000 feature–research which changes clinical practice

January 11th, 2011 by Bruce Abbott

This is an update to a previous blog post on the Faculty of 1000 database: (see previous post)

http://f1000.com

Off-campus access via VPN:  Faculty of 1000 off-campus access

They have added a new feature where search results can be filtered by “changes clinical practice.” Go to the evaluations tab, and use the filter “changes clinical practice.”

Examples of recent studies that evaluators identify as changing clinical practice are:

 

Albendazole and mebendazole administered alone or in combination with ivermectin against Trichuris trichiura: a randomized controlled trial 

Knopp, S., K. Mohammed, et al. (2010). “Albendazole and mebendazole administered alone or in combination with ivermectin against Trichuris trichiura: a randomized controlled trial.” Clin Infect Dis 51(12): 1420-1428.

 Artesunate versus quinine in the treatment of severe falciparum malaria in African children (AQUAMAT): an open-label, randomised trial 

Dondorp, A., C. Fanello, et al. (2010). “Artesunate versus quinine in the treatment of severe falciparum malaria in African children (AQUAMAT): an open-label, randomised trial.” Lancet 376(9753): 1647-1657.

Five unit bolus oxytocin at cesarean delivery in women at risk of atony: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial 

King, K., M. Douglas, et al. (2010). “Five unit bolus oxytocin at cesarean delivery in women at risk of atony: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.” Anesth Analg 111(6): 1460-1466.

 IFNbeta-1b may severely exacerbate Japanese optic-spinal MS in neuromyelitis optica spectrum 

Shimizu, J., Y. Hatanaka, et al. (2010). “IFNbeta-1b may severely exacerbate Japanese optic-spinal MS in neuromyelitis optica spectrum.” Neurology 75: 1423-1427.

 Morphine use after combat injury in Iraq and post-traumatic stress disorder 

Holbrook, T., M. Galarneau, et al. (2010). “Morphine use after combat injury in Iraq and post-traumatic stress disorder.” N Engl J Med 362(2): 110-117.

 Mycophenolate mofetil vs azathioprine for remission maintenance in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a randomized controlled trial 

Hiemstra, T., M. Walsh, et al. (2010). “Mycophenolate mofetil vs azathioprine for remission maintenance in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a randomized controlled trial.” JAMA 304(21): 2381-2388.

 NOA-04 randomized phase III trial of sequential radiochemotherapy of anaplastic glioma with procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine or temozolomide 

Wick, W., C. Hartmann, et al. (2009). “NOA-04 randomized phase III trial of sequential radiochemotherapy of anaplastic glioma with procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine or temozolomide.” J Clin Oncol 27(35): 5874-5880.

Screening for lymphangioleiomyomatosis by high-resolution computed tomography in young, nonsmoking women presenting with spontaneous pneumothorax is cost-effective 

Hagaman, J., D. Schauer, et al. (2010). “Screening for lymphangioleiomyomatosis by high-resolution computed tomography in young, nonsmoking women presenting with spontaneous pneumothorax is cost-effective.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181(12): 1376-1382. 

The risk and interval to malignancy of patients with laryngeal dysplasia; a systematic review of case series and meta-analysis 

Weller, M., P. Nankivell, et al. (2010). “The risk and interval to malignancy of patients with laryngeal dysplasia; a systematic review of case series and meta-analysis.” Clin Otolaryngol 35(5): 364-372.

The safety and efficacy of infliximab in moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

Rennard, S., C. Fogarty, et al. (2007). “The safety and efficacy of infliximab in moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175(9): 926-934.

Total enteral nutrition in prevention of pancreatic necrotic infection in severe acute pancreatitis 

Wu, X., K. Ji, et al. (2010). “Total enteral nutrition in prevention of pancreatic necrotic infection in severe acute pancreatitis.” Pancreas 39(2): 248-251.

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation for Aortic Stenosis in Patients Who Cannot Undergo Surgery

Leon, M., C. Smith, et al. (2010). “Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation for Aortic Stenosis in Patients Who Cannot Undergo Surgery.” N Engl J Med 22 Sep 2010: Published Online-.

 

 

 

Healthcare Standards Directory Online

November 12th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott

http://hcs.ecri.org
Off campus access via VPN:  Healthcare Standards Directory Online

HCS Online is an easy-to-use, comprehensive guide to over 40,000 healthcare standards, practice guidelines, and other official documents. The scope of the database is broad. It includes standards issued by more than 1248 medical societies, professional associations, government agencies, and other health-related organizations. The standards cover a wide range of subjects.

The Healthcare Standards Directory is published by ECRI, Inc.  ECRI is  one of only a handful of organizations designated as both a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

STAT!Ref Announces: New Live Medical News Feed

November 9th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott

This is a press release from STAT!Ref, one of our licensed vendors, and it will likely be of interest to some of you.  To sign up for the service see the last section of the announcement:
The STAT!Ref Medical News Feed, in conjunction with Reuters Health Medical News, keeps health professionals ahead of the curve with the latest key developments in the world of medicine and pharmaceuticals. Produced by the dedicated team of journalists specializing in medicine and pharmacology, this service is an essential news resource for all educational institutions, medical programs, nursing programs, pharmaceutical businesses and other health information departments.

Key Features:

* Coverage of 200 leading international medical journals and 80 major conferences and symposia
* More than 60 healthcare and therapeutic verticals in areas such as oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases, mental health, women’s health, diabetes and more
* Written by experts, for experts. The right amount of complexity, detail and depth for a health professional audience in and easy-to-digest news format
* Flexible content and delivery, including customized feed topics
* Access to daily updates and a complete news archive of approximately 20-25 stories per day

Benefits:

* STAT!Ref technology and customer service paired with Reuters Information, included at no extra cost in every subscription
* An advanced news source for medical media
* Reliable and timely business intelligence information for corporate and hospital intranets
* Comprehensive and current clinical research updates for medical libraries

In order to register for STAT!Ref Medical News Feed, from Thomson Reuters you must create a My STAT!Ref “Preferences” account.

*
Log in to STAT!Ref
* Go to “Preferences” and log in or sign up.
* After logging into Preferences, click the STAT!Ref Thomson Reuters Alerts link on the Preferences options menu to open the STAT!Ref Medical News feed page where you can select the STAT!Ref Medical News Feed areas of Interest.

NIH introduces Images, a database of images in biomedical literature

October 30th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott

This is from the NIH press announcement (10/28/2010):

More than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals are now available through Images, a new resource for finding images in biomedical literature. The database was developed and will be maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health. Images is available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/images. Currently access is available only from: http://www.media.nih.gov/imagebank/index.aspx

Images is expected to have a wide range of uses for a variety of user groups. These include the clinician looking for the visual representation of a disease or condition, the researcher searching for studies with certain types of analyses, the student seeking diagrams that elucidate complex processes such as DNA replication, the professional or educator looking for an image for a presentation, and the patient wanting to better understand his disease.

The initial content of Images reflects images and figures contained in NCBI’s PubMed Central full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, located at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc. Images content may be expanded in the future to include other NCBI full-text resources, such as NCBI’s Bookshelf database of biomedical books and reports, at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books.