Friday, December 2, 2011

ProceduresConsult - new apps for iPhone &iPad

Try the new apps for iPhone & iPad in addition to the Procedures Consult mobile application. Try this URL ( from your Smartphone on the Tulane network.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Clinical Alert: Commonly used three-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful

Clinical Alert
NIH stops one treatment arm of trial; other two treatments to continue.

The trial found that people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had worse outcomes than those who received placebos or inactive substances.

Find more information about this clinical trial at -

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SearchAll@Matas: A Discovery Tool which includes all the current library systems!

Link to SearchAll @ Matas

SearchAll allows you to search for physical items in the Tulane libraries, licensed full-text electronic articles, and archival digital collections all at once. You can also choose the collection or a quick set to search a group of licensed databases, show only books or only articles. Users then may use the “Refine my results” area to narrow the scope or to discover related materials. The Howard-Tilton Library and Matas Library of the Health Sciences have unique views refined for their users. SearchAll @ Matas is designed for health sciences users and researchers wishing to search with broad coverage. The sign in option allows advanced researchers to save queries for future use.

There are some differences between the "search view" and record detail displays between Howard-Tilton and the Matas Library but the total of the resources searched are the same.

A Mobile view is available for SearchAll @ Matas.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Making the Neighborhood Connections - Matas Library receives grant funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The Matas Library has just received a NN/LM SCR Resource Library Outreach Award. The specific award is titled, “Making the Neighborhood Connections: Matas Library Links the Community to Health Literacy”. This award, funded by the National Library of Medicine(NLM), for up to $15,000 will be used to conduct community outreach in the New Orleans area and is funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

In this effort the library will be promoting health literacy initiatives to the community in activity partnership with: Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), Dr. Mark Alain Dery, via Covenant House and the NOSIDA project, New Orleans City Hall, and the Neighborhood Partnerships Network (NPN). These activities include training some public health professionals, clinical professionals, community leaders, and youth to use basic health information resources provided through the National Library of Medicine in order to spread a wider use of credible and authoritative health information tools among the communities. MedlinePlus, a consumer health information tool, will be one of the key resources.

Matas Library, through Neville Prendergast, Matas Library Director, and Elaine Hicks, Matas Education Librarian, will spearhead a number of planned activities, and a community health information needs assessment, using the funds awarded to conduct community outreach in the New Orleans area.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity

This Office of Minority Health (OMH) report outlines a common set of goals and objectives for public and private sector initiatives and partnerships to help racial and ethnic minorities -- and other underserved groups -- reach their full health potential. -

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Check out mobileMICROMEDEX 2.0!

Micromedex is an evidence-based clinical drug reference.
Learn More about Micromedex 2.0 by watching a brief tutorial video

The new Micromedex® Drug Interactions app for iPhone/iTouch and iPad is NOW AVAILABLE for FREE to all Micromedex users. With the Drug Interactions app, clinicians can check a patient's entire list of medications for potentially harmful interactions. Warnings include severity, onset, evidence, adverse effects, and more. Micromedex customers can activate the app using the password included with the instructions on the MOBILE webpage. (Scroll down until you see the "Simple instructions for installation")


The Therapeutic Use section within our in-depth drug content is a wealth of valuable information. Within each drug monograph, this section includes a complete list of FDA-labeled indications, as well as an extensive list of off-label indications. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse?

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example.
That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e.
Get A Kit,    Make A Plan, Be Prepared.

You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.

June 1st marks the official first day of the 2011 hurricane season. Its time to make a plan on how to prepare for a huurricane and possible evacuation.

Disaster Management (A Matas Library Subject Guide):

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Matas Library Exhibit on The Bogalusa Heart Study and Gerald S. Berenson, MD.

Finding the answers to fundamental questions about heredity, diet, and environmental aspects of early coronary artery disease and essential hypertension became the life work of Tulane alumnus and cardiologist, Dr. Gerald S. Berenson. This exhibit highlights the Bogalusa Heart Study, featuring the Health Ahead/Heart Smart curriculum, a few of Dr. Berenson's many awards, newspaper articles, books, and other ephemera.

Visit the library to view the exhibit, The Bogalusa Heart Study: Gerald S. Berenson, MD. - Comprehensive—and ahead of his time, which will remain open through the summer.

Dr. Gerald Berenson started the Bogalusa Heart study in 1973 and continued his research for the next 39 years. Watch a video about this groundbreaking research study.

A PubMed Search for "The Bogalusa Heart Study".

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

IMPORTANT CLINICAL ALERT on Angioplasty combined with stenting!

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented GroupLink:

Friday, April 8, 2011

There is new subscription key for

There is new subscription key for for Tulane University. Contact the Matas Library,, with your tulane email account to request a new key. You may also stop by the Library desk to request the new key. You will need to be on the Tulane network to add the new key to your account. You should still be able to access your personal account on the Tulane network. In the top right hand corner (Login) there is an option for “Profile”. You will have an option to add the new key to your account after the log in under the Profile option. Please let us know if you have problems. The Matas Library regrets any inconvenience. The subscription key will allow off campus access to Do not share or publicize this key.