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Library adds The Joanna Briggs Institute’s (JBI) Evidence Based Practice database of systematic reviews

May 31st, 2016 by Bruce Abbott

The JBI database is available from the following URL:

The Joanna Briggs Institute’s Evidence Based Practice database of systematic reviews complements those found in the Cochrane Library. The Joanna Briggs Institute, an international not-for-profit research and development organization, “develops evidence in various formats for nursing, allied health and medical professionals as well as support information for consumers.” It was established in Adelaide, South Australia in 1996, and collaborates internationally with over 70 entities world-wide.What is included in the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database:

The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP database is a comprehensive range of resources including over 3,000 records across seven publication types:

  • Evidence Summaries — Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common healthcare interventions and activities
  • Evidence-Based Recommended Practices — Database of procedures that describe and/or recommend practice on various clinical topics
  • Best Practice Information Sheets — Series of information guideline sheets produced specifically for practicing health professionals
  • Systematic Reviews — Comprehensive systematic reviews of international research literature completed by trained JBI reviewers
  • Consumer Information Sheets — Standardized summaries designed just for consumers of healthcare (patients, clients, and care providers)
  • Systematic Review Protocols — Developed by the Collaborating Centers of JBI, which are made up of international experts from over 40 countries from a range of health disciplines
  • Technical Reports — Documentation of all aspects of the development of Best Practice Information Sheets

Recent Evidence Alerts from Stat!Ref

July 8th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott

This is a press release from STAT!Ref detailing their new feature of providing email alerts on new evidence in a number of specialty areas.  All UCD faculty, staff, and students are eligible to sign up for this service.

The link for UC Davis to STAT!Ref is:

After you login choose the “Home” tab to access this feature.

Evidence Alerts

The STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system provides e-mail delivery and access to evidence-based medicine (EBM) information from current research of over 130 premier clinical journals. The STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system works with McMaster University (McMaster PLUS) delivering pre-rated EBM alerts that are qualified, then rated for clinical relevance and newsworthiness by a panel of practicing physicians.

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts offer a range of healthcare disciplines that can be chosen delivering relevant and meaningful EBM information focused on your healthcare interests, helping with your clinical decisions.

For a full listing of the features of STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts, journals reviewed, and to learn about how you can sign up for alerts, please visit our website: STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts or view our recently recorded Webinar with Dr. Brian Haynes from McMaster University: EBM Webinar

Here are the most recent updates in all three Alert categories:

Medicine Alerts

* 7/6/2010 – Chlorhexidine vaginal and infant wipes to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun;115(6):1225-32.
* 7/6/2010 – Supported employment: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. 2010 May;196(5):404-11.
* 7/6/2010 – A liver stiffness measurement-based, noninvasive prediction model for high-risk esophageal varices in B-viral liver cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jun;105(6):1382-90. Epub 2010 Jan 19.
* 7/6/2010 – Predicting functional outcome after stroke by modelling baseline clinical and CT variables. Age Ageing. 2010 May;39(3):360-6. Epub 2010 Mar 15.
* 7/6/2010 – Bleeding Complications With Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Among Patients With Stable Vascular Disease or Risk Factors for Vascular Disease. Results From the Clopidogrel for High Atherothrombotic Risk and Ischemic Stabilization, Management, and Avoidance (CHARISMA) Trial. Circulation. 2010 Jun 1.

Nursing Alerts

* 7/6/2010 – Health-related quality of life, treatment satisfaction, and costs associated with intraperitoneal versus subcutaneous insulin administration in type 1 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2010 Jun;33(6):1169-72. Epub 2010 Feb 25.
* 7/3/2010 – Impact of an informed choice invitation on uptake of screening for diabetes in primary care (DICISION): randomised trial. BMJ. 2010 May 13;340:c2138. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2138.
* 7/3/2010 – Glycated haemoglobin A1c for diagnosing diabetes in Chinese population: cross sectional epidemiological survey. BMJ. 2010 May 17;340:c2249. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2249.
* 7/3/2010 – Efficacy of corticosteroids in community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized double-blinded clinical trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 May 1;181(9):975-82. Epub 2010 Feb 4.
* 7/3/2010 – Primary angioplasty versus thrombolysis for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an economic analysis of the National Infarct Angioplasty project. Heart. 2010 May;96(9):668-72. Epub 2009 Jun 8.

Rehab Alerts

* 7/6/2010 – Predicting functional outcome after stroke by modelling baseline clinical and CT variables. Age Ageing. 2010 May;39(3):360-6. Epub 2010 Mar 15. 7/3/2010 – Conservative management of lumbar disc herniation with associated radiculopathy: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 15;35(11):E488-504.
* 7/1/2010 – Robot-Assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper-Limb Impairment after Stroke. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 16.
* 7/1/2010 – A multidisciplinary group programme in rural settings for community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors and their carers: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2010 Apr;24(4):328-41. Epub 2010 Feb 22.
* 7/1/2010 – Is a behavioral graded activity program more effective than manual therapy in patients with subacute neck pain? Results of a randomized clinical trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 1;35(10):1017-24.