Monday, December 30, 2013

Reminder: Dynamed access ceases Tuesday, December 31st.

Due to budget constraints, Tulane access to Dynamed ends Tuesday, December 31st. This includes access to Dynamed content in the Skyscape mobile app for Android and iOS.

TU provides clinical point of care resources through: First Consult, Micromedex, Procedures Consult, VisualDx, AccessMedicine, and Clinical Key.

UptoDate will continue to be available both on campus and through Meditech.

For a complete list see the Matas Library Clinical Portal:  http://libguides.tulane.edu/Tools

Contact medref@tulane.edu if you have any questions.

Friday, December 20, 2013

New book spotlight: Management of Severe Malaria: A Practical Handbook

Added to the Matas library collection in December 2013, Management of Severe Malaria: A Practical Handbook is a publication of the World Health Organization that aims to assist health care practitioners in the treatment of severe and complicated malaria.

Included in this handbook are guidelines for treating severe and complicated malaria. These guidelines are broken down into 7 sections:
  • Diagnosis
  • General Management and Nursin
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Pregnancy
  • Prognostic Indicators
  • Common Errors
Also included are 9 annexes with the following information:
  • Selected further readings
  • Members of the review committee for the handbook
  • Performing and interpreting rapid diagnostic tests
  • Notes on antimalarial drugs
  • Coma scales
  • Setting up an intra-osseous infusion for children
  • Measuring jugular venous pressure
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Calculating volumes of maintenance fluids and blood transfusions 
Check out this book, and other new additions to our collection, on the  New Books book cart in the Commons area of the library.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients; Giving Feedback

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for December 18th: Blood Pressure Reduction on Death and Major Disability in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke are now available:  http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4471145

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for December 19th: A Little Feedback on Your Feedback: Using the new ACGME Milestones to coach learners are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519356

Monday, December 16, 2013

Matas Library Winter Holiday Hours

Matas Library hours for the winter holiday:

Monday, December 16: Open 8am-9pm

Tuesday, December 17- Friday, December 20: Close at 5pm

Saturday, December 21-Wednesday, January 1, 2014: Closed

Thursday, January 2- Friday, January 3: Open 8am-6pm

Saturday, January 4- Sunday, January 5: Closed

Monday, January 6: Open for Regular Hours (8am-9pm)

The 24/7 area will be available as usual.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: stem cell transplants in sickle cell disease; update on pulmonary embolism


 References from Medicine Ground Rounds for December 11th: Update in Pulmonary Embolism are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4471145

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for December 12th: Non-oncologic indications for stem cell transplant in children are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519356

Monday, December 9, 2013

RefWorks Group Code Changes

Good news RefWorks users!

The RefWords Group Code is no longer needed after Monday, December 9th, 2013.

What this means to you:
  • Current RefWorks users, simply log in to your RefWorks account - removal of the group code will not affect how you normally log in.
  • New RefWorks users must be on-campus or (accessing RefWorks through off-campus login) when creating an account.
  • Write n Cite 4 users: the need for a group code to log into WNC4 will be removed in an upcoming release. Until then, users will log in with WNC4 using the current method. 
  • WNC III users (old version) still needs group code, login name and password. 
For questions email medref@tulane.edu.

More information available at: 
http://refworkscommunity.ning.com/profiles/blogs/update-refworks-group-code

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: larks, owls, and global health



References from Medicine Ground Rounds for December 4th: Global Health are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4471145

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for December 5th: Pediatric Sleeping Disorders are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519356

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Project Tycho™: Data for health

Announcing Project Tycho™, a web site which provides open access to newly digitized and integrated data from the entire 125 years history of United States weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance data since 1888. Read all about it:

The goal of Project Tycho™ is to aid scientists and public health officials in the eradication of deadly and devastating diseases. A recent NEJM article, documents how the Project Tycho team digitized and made public all weekly surveillance reports of nationally notifiable diseases for U.S. cities and states published between 1888 and 2011. The project derived a quantitative history of disease reduction in the United States over the past century, focusing particularly on the effect of vaccination programs.
Reference
van Panhuis WG, Grefenstette J, Jung SY, Chok NS, Cross A, Eng H, et al. Contagious diseases in the United States from 1888 to the present.N.Engl.J.Med. 2013 Nov 28;369(22):2152-2158.

About Project Tycho

In the United States, cases of contagious diseases have been reported at weekly intervals to health authorities for more than a century, but these data have not been publicly available in a computable format, so their use and value have been limited. The University of Pittsburgh has released a collection of surveillance reports about diseases in the United States going back 125 years. "The researchers obtained all weekly notifiable disease surveillance tables published between 1888 and 2013 - approximately 6,500 tables - in various historical reports, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. These tables were available only in paper format or as PDF scans in online repositories that could not be read by computers and had to be hand-entered. With an estimated 200 million keystrokes, the data - including death counts, reporting locations, time periods and diseases - were digitized. A total of 56 diseases were reported for at least some period of time during the 125-year time span, with no single disease reported continuously."


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dynamed access ceases Tuesday, December 31st

Due to budget constraints, Tulane access to Dynamed ends Tuesday, December 31st. This includes access to Dynamed content in the Skyscape mobile app for Android and iOS.

TU provides clinical point of care resources through: First Consult, Micromedex, Procedures Consult, VisualDx, AccessMedicine, and Clinical Key.

UptoDate will continue to be available both on campus and through Meditech.

For a complete list see the Matas Library Clinical Portal: http://libguides.tulane.edu/Tools


Contact medref@tulane.edu if you have any questions. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dermatological Spotlight: JID Visual DX

Dermatologists and aspiring dermatologists: looking for a way to exercise your visual diagnostic skills?

Starting from April 2013, each issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) will feature a visual diagnostic quiz focusing on an issue recently discussed in the JID.

Click here for more information about JID Visual DX, and click here to try out the July 2013 JID Visual DX quiz.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Historical Book Spotlight: "Do You Want to Become a Doctor?" (1939)

 
This is a question that many students sitting in the Tulane Health Sciences Center have encountered at some point during their life (and may likely be considering again at this very moment).

Back in 1939, Dr. Morris Fishbein set out to give aspiring doctors information about the (then current) landscape of the medical field, along with issues that would be faced in the future.

Topics covered in this book include Medical Education Today, Preparation for Medical School, Cost of Medical Education, The Internship, The Specialist, On Beginning Practice, and The Future of Medical Practice. While written over 70 years ago, many of Dr. Fishbein's topics are relevant for aspiring and practicing doctors today.

Tulane's School of Medicine blurb:


Do You Want to Become a Doctor by Morris Fishbeing, M.D. (Call Number: W 21 F532d 1939)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: Infectious Beasts of the Southern Wild; Dr. Ralph V. Platou Lecture (ARDS)

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for November 20th: Beasts of the Southern Wild: Interesting Infections from Beyond Your Back Door are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4364415

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for November 21st: Ralph V. Platou Lecture: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and the Narrative of Discovery are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519355

Monday, November 18, 2013

Great American Smokeout this Thursday

This Thursday, the American Cancer Society will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to use the day to make a plan to quit smoking, or to plan ahead to quit smoking that day.

According to the American Cancer Society:
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — Nearly 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
Tulane's Center for Wellness and Health Promotion (theWELL) provides a Tobacco Cessation Coaching Service for students, staff, and faculty. For more information about this program, visit theWELL.

For more information about the Great American Smokeout, visit the American Cancer Society's website.


Friday, November 15, 2013

New Book: "Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family"

Added to the Matas Library collection this past June, Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family tells the story of members of the Landry family and their time spent at the leprosarium in Carville, LA in the early part of the 20th century.




In 1986, the Carville site was renamed the Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Center, and was moved to Baton Rouge in the 1990s. In 1996, the National Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Museum was founded in Carville.

Check out this book to learn more about the lives of individuals who lived at Carville.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: Hepatitis C, pediatric myocarditis

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for November 13th: Hepatitis C are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4364415

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for November14th: Morbidity and Mortality Update: myocarditis and encephalitis are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519355

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mobile Spotlight: LifeArmor

Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), a component center of the Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, housed under the Department of Defense, LifeArmor is a mobile app designed to provide information on 17 topics of importance to members of the US military and veterans, including depression, life stress, mild traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and post-traumatic stress.

Under each of the topic areas, four menu options are available for further information: Learn, which provides details about the topic; Assess, which provides an assessment in that topic area; Tools, which provide techniques to self-manage problems and symptoms in the topic area; and Videos, which provide testimony from members of the military community about their struggles and triumphs in the topic area.

LifeArmor is available for both iOS and Android. LifeArmor and other apps for military members and veterans, as well as for the health-care professionals who serve them, can be downloaded at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) website.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Featured e-book: Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine

Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine has been established as a favorite textbook on the field of genetics. The Matas Library currently has a copy of the 2007 edition of this book on General Reserve behind the circulation desk and several older editions in our stacks downstairs.

Want to look at the 2007 edition but it's already checked out? Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine is also available online through ClinicalKey. To access ClinicalKey, go to the Matas Library website and select ClinicalKey under the Resources tab. Sign-in to your account, select Books from the menu bar at the top of the ClinicalKey screen, and search for Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine in the "T" section.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: Melanoma; Tuberculosis

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for November 6th: Melanoma: New Tools for Diagnosis and Personalized Therapy are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4364415

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for November 7th: Updates on Tuberculosis are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519355

Monday, November 4, 2013

November is American Diabetes Month

1. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes.
2. An additional 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
3. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes is $245 billion in the U.S.

These are just a few statistics from the American Diabetes Association, the sponsors of American Diabetes Month. The American Diabetes Association's vision is a life free from diabetes and its complications, and American Diabetes Month is designed to focus on the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people impacted by the disease.

For more resources about diabetes, visit the CDC's diabetes awareness page, the American Diabetes Association website, or search for articles in PubMed through the Matas Library homepage.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mobile Spotlight: CDC Contraception 2010 (Free App)

Created by the CDC with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use 2010 (CDC Contraception 2010) is an app that allows health care professionals to review different types of contraceptives and the factors that may influence the individual suitability of each type of contraceptive for each of their individual patients.

For example, if a patient would like to switch from a barrier method of contraception to combined hormonal contraceptives, this app allows a doctor to review risk factors and evaluate the suitability of that switch for the patient. These factors include age, smoking status, current reproductive tract infections and disorders, and obesity and history of bariatric surgery, among others.

This app is a free download from iTunes, and is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Click here to download this app now.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tulane Public Health Presentations at APHA 2013

This year at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting (November 2-6, 2013), many Tulane students have been selected to give oral and poster presentations by APHA.

Students selected by APHA to exhibit posters:

Meghan Althoff, MD/PhD student in EPID: "A Comparison of the Sex Networks of Drug Using and Non-Drug Using Latino Migrant Workers"

Lori Anderson, PhD student in GCHB: "Gender Differences and Determinants of Obesity in Egypt"

Susannah Anderson, PhD student in GCHB: "Stigma, Mental Health, and CD4 Count Among Young HIV-Positive Women"

Nicole Burton, PhD student in EPID: "A Comparison of the Sex Networks of Drug Using and Non-Drug Using Latino Migrant Workers"

Edward "Cannon" Ledford, PhD student in GCHB: "Gender Differences and Determinants of Obesity in Egypt"

Jaffer Shariff, Masters student in EPID: "Healthy Stores: The 4Ps of Food, Alcohol, and Tobacco in New Orleans, La."

Students selected by APHA to give oral presentations:

Gwen Biggerstaff, GHSD, Executive Doc. Program: "Foodborne diseases centers for outbreak response enhancement (FoodCORE)- year two of identifying and addressing gaps in state and local health departments response capacity"

Sarah Donahue, Masters student in GCHB: "Linkage and Retention in HIV Care: Lessons Learned from the Louisiana Positive Change Access to Care Initiative"

Kendra LeSar, PhD student in GCHB: "Developing a Comprehensive School Wellness Policy as Part of a Coordinated School Health Program" & "Implementing Sexual Health Education Policies and Programs in Challenging Environments"

Keelia O'Malley, PhD student in GCHB: "Using multiple methods to examine the association between food access, food purchasing and consumption patterns of New Orleans residents"

Jaffer Shariff, Masters student in EPID: "Evaluating a new school food authority in New Orleans: Implications for school-based nutrition"

If you're in Boston for the meeting, don't forget to stop by Tulane's reception on Monday evening!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Featured Public Health Publication: Lead Author Wenjie Sun

The article Are Depressive Symptoms Associated with Cardiovascular Mortality Among Older Chinese: A Cohort Study of 64,000 in Hong Kong? will be published in the November edition of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The lead author, Wenjie Sun, is a post-doctoral associate in  Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences.

While the print version appears in November, the e-pub ahead of print is now available through PubMed. To find this article through the Matas Library website, select the PubMed@TU tab on our homepage, enter the article's PMID: 23567371, and click on the green TULink icon in PubMed.

For more information about the study, check out Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's press release here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

National Health Education Week: Health Educators and the ACA

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) celebrates National Health Education Week during the 3rd week of October. This year's theme is "The Role of Health Education Specialists in Implementing the Affordable Care Act."

Check out SOPHE's National Health Education Week's website at https://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Book: Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd series: Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Here at the Matas Library, we are continually expanding our collection. One of our new titles for the month of October is the Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd series: Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology.

Check out this and our other new titles on the book truck in the Matas Commons area.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: Diabetes & CV Risk Reduction; Newborn Screening

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for October 16th: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction are now available:http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4261138

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for October 17th: Newborn Screening: Update and Case Studies are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519354

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bake Sale for Matas Library Heart Walk Team

On Thursday, October 17th, the Matas Library will be holding a bake sale to raise money for our Heart Walk Team. We will have a selection of items- some heart-healthy and some not-so-heart-healthy (but delicious!).

We are also accepting donations at the Circulation Desk in exchange for candy or satsumas, a local citrus fruit. Any donation helps, even a quarter.

The New Orleans Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at LaSalle Park near Zephyr Field in Metairie, LA. Check out www.neworleansheartwalk.org for more information.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: PTSD in Early Childhood; Current Controversies in Transfusion Medicine

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for October 9th: Current Controversies in Transfusion Medicine are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4261138

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for October 10th:Trauma and PTSD in Early Childhood: Implications for Pediatricians are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519354

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Matas Library services impacted by the lapse in government funding - NLM is not supplying interlibrary loans.

The Interlibrary Loan system used by the Matas Library, DOCLINE, remains available at this time.   Unfortunately, materials that we would usually receive from the National Library of Medicine, such as foreign language journals and other unique materials only available in the National Libary of Medicine collections will not be available to our users until the NLM departments are staffed.   

PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding.  The information on the PubMed website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.

Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://usa.gov

Vanderbilt has compiled a list of frequently used federal online resources in the health sciences affected by the government shutdown, including AHRQ, CDC, NCBI databases and PubMed. These resources are working, but will not be updated until funding is enacted.

http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/news/2013/10/federal-resources-affected-by-government-shutdown/


http://eric.ed.gov/ (ERIC in EBSCOhost is available)


census.gov sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice. 
http://www.census.gov/

National Archives http://www.archives.gov/

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/

More info here: http://alisha764.com/2013/09/30/potential-government-shut-down-leaves-librarians-scrambling-for-information/

Monday, October 7, 2013

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NBCAM is a collaborative effort among public health service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies to help increase awareness of breast cancer, to share information about the disease, and to increase access to services. More information can be found at: http://www.nbcam.org/.

Additional evidence-based resources on breast cancer can be found in PubMed. Check for the TU Link in the upper right hand corner of the screen to link to full-text articles.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month- Recommendations Statement for Screening Patients from the USPSTF

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The US Preventive Services Task Force has released a Recommendations Statement on screening patients for domestic violence. The statement can be accessed at: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/ipvelder/ipvelderfinalrs.htm.

Additional evidence-based resources can  be found in PubMed. Check for the TU Link in the upper right hand corner of the screen to link to full-text articles.

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: 50 years of dietary research; eosinophilic esophagitis in children

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for October 2nd: Dietary Research in the Last 50 Years: How to Translate the Evidence Into Practice are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4261138

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for October 3rd: An emerging entity in children: eosinophilic esophagitis are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519354

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Online Federal Resources Affected by Government Shutdown

Vanderbilt has compiled a list of frequently used federal online resources in the health sciences affected by the government shutdown, including AHRQ, CDC, NCBI databases and PubMed. These resources are working, but will not be updated until funding is enacted.

http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/news/2013/10/federal-resources-affected-by-government-shutdown/


In addition, the following sites are unavailable during the shutdown:

http://eric.ed.gov/ (ERIC will still work in Ebsco but full text access may be affected)

http://www.census.gov/

National Archives http://www.archives.gov/

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/

More info here: http://alisha764.com/2013/09/30/potential-government-shut-down-leaves-librarians-scrambling-for-information/

Monday, September 30, 2013

Grand Rounds Reading Lists Now Available: pituitary tumors & esophageal foreign bodies

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for September 25th: Pituitary Tumors are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4142680

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for September 26th: MMR - Esophageal Coins are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519353

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pediatrics Grand Rounds Reading List now available: nephrotic syndrome

References from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for September 19th: Nephrotic syndrome are now available: http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4519353


Thursday, August 22, 2013

BrowZine Trial now through Friday, October 11th, 2013

BrowZine is a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals - all in a format optimized for your iPad, Android or Kindle tablet. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Browzine now offers export to RefWorks and Zotero.

Ready to try BrowZine? Click here to download: http://thirdiron.com/download/

When you launch BrowZine, select Tulane University from the drop down list. Then just log in with your off-campus credentials, i.e.: your email username (without the '@tulane.edu') and password.

BrowZine is available until Friday, October 11th, 2013.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Henry Stewart Talks - Videos for health sciences education (new talks and new access features)

                                                    See the EMBED link underneath each talk!
Henry Stewart Talks provides online access to world class seminars by leading authorities.  The videos are a way to stay up to date on the latest developments in a scientific field or to learn about a new discipline.  By using the EMBED link the talks can be included in courses, directly put on syllabi, put on learning portals, websites and shared on webpages - basically anywhere, including MyTulane (Blackboard).

Tulane has a license for The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection which includes the categories:  Biochemistry -- Cancer -- Cell Biology -- Diseases, Disorders & Treatments -- Drug Discovery -- Genetics -- Immunology -- Methods --  Microbiology & Virology -- Neurobiology -- Pharmaceutical Science.  

Check out the recently added talks.  All of the new talks are mobile compatible as well!

Enjoy all of the talks!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Military Medicos - Tulane's new digital collection of the 24th General Hospital in World War II




The Matas Library is proud to announce a new digital collection of WWII photographs from the 24th General Hospital in World War II. The collection consists of 134 images from scanned negatives of photographs taken of the Tulane University 24th General Hospital (United States, Army) and sites visited by Colonel Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. This collection is part of the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences. Access is provided via the Tulane University Digital Library.

The 24th General Hospital was based in Italy and Tunisia. Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors.

Some pictures from the collection: 

Medical Officers in quarters at leisure

Group Portrait
Medical Laboratory

 

Children on hillside

Monday, June 24, 2013

New drug, statistics & biophysics resources from Matas

Now available online:
 
The Merck index online offers information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals- the same information as the print edition in a convenient and easily searchable full text database. It contains over 11,500 monographs, including historic records not available in the print edition.

Biophysics is a rapidly-evolving interdisciplinary science that applies theories and methods of the physical sciences to questions of biology. Biophysics encompasses many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, and neuroscience, and it is essential that scientists working in these varied fields are able to understand each other's research. Comprehensive Biophysics will help bridge that communication gap. 9 volumes.

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, 3rd ed. (Wiley)
The Handbook for Statistical Genetics is widely regarded as the reference work in the field. However, the field has developed considerably over the past three years. In particular the modeling of genetic networks has advanced considerably via the evolution of microarray analysis. As a consequence the 3rd edition of the handbook contains a much expanded section on Network Modeling, including 5 new chapters covering metabolic networks, graphical modeling and inference and simulation of pedigrees and genealogies. Other chapters new to the 3rd edition include Human Population Genetics, Genome-wide Association Studies, Family-based Association Studies, Pharmacogenetics, Epigenetics, Ethic and Insurance. As with the second Edition, the Handbook includes a glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations, and features extensive cross-referencing between the chapters, tying the different areas together.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Coding Resources in Transition: DSM-5 (now online in Psychiatry Online) and ICD-10

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders :DSM-5 is now available at the Matas Library Information Desk for in-house use.  The online is now available in PsychiatryOnline.  Tulane will have access to both DSM-5™ and DSM-IV-TR® until October 1, 2013. At that time the online DSM-IV-TR® will be removed and added to the PsychiatryOnline site as a PDF.
 Reference WM 15 Am3d.5 2013

In addition to the DSM coding changes, be aware of the transition from the 30-year-old ICD-9 code set to ICD-10.  On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets usedto report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10. 

VisualDx 6.20 now includes both code sets for the dermatology codes!  In preparation for the October 2014 deadline for ICD-10 transition, VisualDx (online & mobile dermatology differential and diagnosis search) includes billable ICD-10 codes for all diagnoses.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

ClinicalKey - Check out the new ebooks


Check out the new ebook titles in ClinicalKey!

ClinicalKey access is available from off-campus for Tulane users.  
Search Books to locate books by title!

ClinicalKey is the search engine for Elsevier journals and books,  FirstConsult and ProceduresConsult and much more.  Images may saved from the database and used in presentations. There are more than 1000+  full text books and also journals including "The Clinics" from Elsevier in ClinicalKey

MDConsult was phased out for Tulane users on Jan. 1, 2013, but that content along with the ProceduresConsult program for Surgery Testing is still available..  The FirstConsult app continues to be available, plus the complete content of FirstConsult is searched in ClinicalKey.  Please let us know if you have problems with the functionality of the ClinicalKey platform.

TULink now works from ClinicalKey!  Matas is are still working on the back end set up to get the ebooks in the Catalog or SearchAll@Matas!  Stay tuned.  Many of the texts are included in the Books tabs of the Matas Subject Guides.  You can search the guides from the Guides tab.

Let us know if you have problems!
http://libguides.tulane.edu/updatesck

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance deadline is July 1, 2013!!










Attention faculty and researchers!

The deadline for Public Access Compliance for peer-reviewed publications resulting from NIH-funded research is July 1, 2013.

NIH will delay processing of your grant funding if all publications arising from NIH funding are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy.  

To assist you with meeting these compliance regulations, the Matas Library is offering on-demand workshops by appointment.

A new My NCBI feature now available in “My Bibliography” facilitates the management of publication compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy. From the new “Awards View” eRA Commons users are able to see whether their publications are compliant with the Policy, start the manuscript submission process, associate their NIH extramural awards with their publications, and designate delegates to manage their bibliography via My NCBI.

For assistance with making sure your publications are in full compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy or to schedule a workshop for your group or department, contact Keith Pickett, Research Support & Education Librarian, at (504) 988-2406 or kpicket1@tulane.edu


Monday, March 25, 2013

Global Health: Science and Practice: New online, open access journal



USAID and the Schools of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University created an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for the global health community, particularly program implementers, to contribute to and benefit from a dialogue based on science and practical programmatic experience.

Inaugural issue: March 2013 - Volume 1 - Issue 1<http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/1/1?etoc%0d%0a>

GHSP is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and published by the Knowledge for Health project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.