Friday, August 29, 2014

What's new in faculty publications: 2014 TU SoM Publications Report

72 publications were added to Matas Faculty Publications in August, bringing the total citation count to 669 publications.

Available online

Of Note

Now Available: 2014 Tulane School of Medicine Publications Report. (Don't see your name? Email to add your publications.)

Dr Bausch, Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine and Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, pens a timely work on Ebola in Guinea. Free via PLoS Medicine.

Bausch DG, Schwarz L. Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea: where ecology meets economy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul 31;8(7):e3056. PubMed PMID: 25079231

New book: Natriuretic Peptides : Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Implications by Kailash N. Pandey, Professor, Department of Physiology and Vice Chair: Medical Research. Also available online.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New AccessMedicine App now available

New from AccessMedicine: 
The AccessMedicine App, the first off-line mobile application of the world-renowned medical education platform, is now available for download onto all iOS and Android devices. The big benefit of the new app is that users will now be able to gain access to diagnostic resources in an off-line environment. Resources include:
  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx – Providing concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice, the Quick Medical Dx & Rx Tool is derived from the leading annual guide to internal medicine. Perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Visual Diagnostic Tool for Dermatology – This tool facilitates visual diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases derived from the world's leading visual atlas of dermatology, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology.  
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool – With more than 1,000 diagnoses found on the acclaimed Diagnosaurus® app, this unique tool efficiently allows users to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
  • Diagnostic Tests – Powered by Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, this tool is a quick reference to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.
Download the AccessMedicine App from iTunes for Apple iPhones and iPads and from Google Play for 
Android devices.  Log in with your AccessMedicine personal account - which you can create here: 

At this time, the AccessMedicine App is available exclusively to institutional subscribers, including Tulane. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Hours

Hours for the Matas Library for Labor Day weekend:

Friday, August 29th- Close at 5pm
Saturday, August 30th- Closed
Sunday, August 31st- Closed
Monday, September 1st- Closed

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 2nd (8am-9pm).

The 24/7 area will remain available as usual.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grand Rounds reading list round up: Lower Extremity Arterial Disease, Urodynamics, Long Acting Reversible contraception

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for
August 6, 2014: "Evaluation and Management of Lower Extremity Arterial Disease" are now available:

References from OB/GYN Grand Rounds from August 8, 2014: Long Acting Reversible contraception: An Evidence Based Approach" &  August 15: "Urodynamics" are now available:

Pediatrics Grand Rounds will resume September 2014.

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend grand rounds for selected departments in the School of Medicine. Articles and resources mentioned during the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal via the links.

e-Book spotlight: The Developing Human

The newest edition of The Developing Human is available on ClinicalKey.

To access The Developing Human in ClinicalKey, go to the Matas library website* and select ClinicalKey under the "Resources" tab. Sign in to your ClinicalKey account, select "Books" from the menu bar at the top of the ClinicalKey screen, and search for The Developing Human under the "D" tab.

You can also access The Developing Human in ClinicalKey by searching the title in our catalog and selecting the electronic resource record.

*If you are not on campus, use the Off-Campus Login in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to sign in to our site.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mobile Spotlight: Flash Card Apps

Recently we've had some students asking about flashcard apps. Here are some suggestions (all for iPhone/iPad unless noted).

Make your own:
Flashcards Deluxe ($3.99)
Includes pictures and sounds, zoom into pictures, and auto-repeat sounds.

gFlashPro - Flashcards & tests ($3.99)
Has ability to include zoomable images and audio/video clips directly through gFlash editor.

iFlash ($14.99)
Add audio and image to any card side.

Modality learning/epocrates ($24.99 & up)
Various flash card apps based on medical textbooks (including Netter's).

Cram Medical

For reviews of medical apps, check out Imedicalapps.

Looking for more apps? Here's a curated list from medical students at the University of Minnesota:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Authoritative Ebola Information

Ebola has been an important topic in the news. You may be getting questions from those you serve, or have questions yourself. The Matas Library created a Guide to help you navigate information about the outbreak. Use the comment feature in each box to help us make the Guide even better! 

Sources :
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • World Health Organization E-library, Media Centre, and Global Alert and Response (GAR)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) and MedlinePlus topic pages
  • U.S. Joint Commission
  • International SOS (a medical and travel security services company)
  • Relief Central: Unbound Medicine
  • A special collection of articles from Science and Science Translational Medicine


    News | About Ebola | WHO RSS Feed | CDC NewsRoom RSS Feed | Infectious disease information for Consumers | Listservs | Mobile Websites and Apps | Websites | Literature | Emergency Response | Infection Control | Books | Travelers' Health | Using the Matas Library

    • Links to the latest information provided by CDC and WHO including RSS feeds
    • Searches on 'ebola hemorrhagic fever' in PubMed and several licensed Tulane products including DynaMed, EMBASE, and Clinical Key
    • Access to Tulane-licensed e-books on tropical medicine, virology, and infectious diseases
    • A search in PubMed for articles related to  HP2020 Preparedness Objectives
    • A recent article by Tulane researcher Daniel Bausch, MD, MPH&TM, Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine and Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center.

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Featured e-book: Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy

    Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is one of the most popular atlases used by T-1s at Tulane's Matas Library. While nothing beats the feeling of holding an actual book in your hands, sometimes the atlas is checked out and you need access NOW.

    Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is available through ClinicalKey. To access Clinical Key, go to the Matas Library's website and select ClinicalKey under the Resources tab. Sign-in to your account, and have access to Netter's whenever you need it!

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    E-book spotlight: 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

    For the first time, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released an e-book version of its Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, an authoritative source that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together what preventive services are right for a patient’s needs. The 2014 Guide includes all active Task Force evidence-based recommendations since 2004, including 28 new and updated recommendations since the 2012 version of the Guide.

    The e-book is compatible with many readers, including Kindle, Nook, iBook, and Kobo. As a reminder, in addition to the e-book, you can view and download the Guide online or order a print copy of the guide at the AHRQ Publications Online Store.

    The Task Force also provides other resources for primary care clinicians, including:
    • An up-to-date list of Task Force recommendations, available through the A-Z Topic Index on the Task Force Web site.
    • The electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), which clinicians can download to their mobile devices to help them identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients.
    For more information about the Guide and other Task Force resources, visit:

    Learn more about how to improve primary care. Visit AHRQ’s Prevention & Chronic Care Program at:

    Click here to access the 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services through the Matas Library.