Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unique PubMed Link -- See TSRHC's Electronic Journals in Your MEDLINE Search Results!

When you search MEDLINE in PubMed be sure to use the TSRHC Medical Library's custom PubMed link! Your results will include a little "online" or "print" icon when we have the article available.

The link is now available right from the Intranet Portal in the pink Clinical Links column under Medical Library and above Tachdjian's.

If you frequently use the UTSW Library and have staff access to that collection, you might prefer an address that includes both TSRHC and UTSW links.

Searching from home? We now offer remote access to staff. See the 2-26-2014 posting on our new OpenAthens remote access service. Users report they love it! Contact the Medical Library for an account.

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http://tsrhkids/intranet/# (Tachdjian's has limited users, please click from portal)
http://tsrhkids/mlibrary/ (internal only)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dr. Birch Honored for 30 Years of Service

Dr. John Birch was honored with a certificate for 30 years of service as Chair of the Brandon Carrell, M.D., Medical Library Committee, 1984 -2014. The library had only been in existance about 5 years when he assumed the role. During thirty years the library has moved from a focus on print materials managed using a typewriter through computers to email, free MEDLINE, an online catalog, and electronic journals and books.

Dr. Birch especially enjoyed working with the Historical Collection, which features a ccpy of the Nicholas Andry work L’Orthop├ędie from 1741, and a digital version of the 1824 John Shaw Engravings book that illustrates On the Nature and Treatment of the Distortions to Which the Spine and Bones of the Chest Are Subject.

Mrs. Marsha Kemp was also honored for 16 years of service on the committee.

Dr. Amy McIntosh is the new Chair of the Medical Library Committee.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Where to Vote?

Check this site from the Texas Secretary of State's office and to determine your voting location.

Website Referenced for Candidate and Issue Information

Election Day! Just heard about a great resource for voters! compiles information on candidates and issues across the country.

Through their "Vote Easy" tool you can pull up those in your zip code to find out which candidates "are most like you." Through their "Politcal Galaxy" tool find out the complete background on a politician, including links to speeches! You can even set up a current awareness alert through "MyVoteSmart."

Information offered through Project Vote Smart is gathered by "thousands of citizens (conservative and liberal alike) working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups." Furthermore "No one can join Vote Smart's board without a political opposite."

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Friday, October 24, 2014

TSRHC Librarians Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month

Medical librarians are ready to help with your information need. From patient education in the Family Resource Center to current research journals in the Medical Library, the librarians offer both print and online resources that are accessible around the clock. Stop by or contact us!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tachdjian's, NORD, Campbell's Now Available

Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics 5th edition is now available online throughout the hospital!

We also now have access to Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics 12th ed. via the library website – scroll down on the Online Catalog page to see a direct link.

Also, the Rare Disease Database from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is available for helpful patient education information.

Find Tachdjian's and NORD in the pink “Clinical Links” section of the Intranet Portal or through the Medical Library website under Databases or Online Catalog. Sorry, not available through remote access.

When you have finished with the book, please close it so someone else will be able to use it. If you have problems with the titles, please contact the Medical Library.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

AmazonSmile - a New Way to Support Your Favorite Charity

Are you an Amazon shopper? Consider using AmazonSmile as your shopping stop!

The company will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to a charity of your choice from a list of almost a million IRS-registered 503(c)(3) charities -- no cap, and most items are included except digital. The hospital is on the list!

Learn more about AmazonSmile and choose your charity!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Systematic Reviews - Application to Clinical Practice

The latest entry in JAMA's valuable "Users' Guides to the Medical Literature" series says "clinical decisions should be based on the totality of the best evidence and not the results of individual studies." This article addresses how to determine the credibility of a systematic review and assess confidence in the evidence using a handy set of questions as a "Guide for Appraising and Applying the Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis."

"In 1994, a Users’ Guide on how to use an overview article was published in JAMA and presented a framework for critical appraisal of systematic reviews. In retrospect, this framework did not distinguish between 2 very different issues: the rigor of the review methods and the confidence in estimates (quality of evidence) that the results warrant. The current Users’ Guide reflects the evolution of thinking since that time and presents a contemporary conceptualization."

Murad M, Montori VM, Ioannidis JA, et al. How to Read a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and Apply the Results to Patient Care: Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature. JAMA. 2014;312(2):171-179. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.5559. and put "Users' Guides to the Medical Literature" in the search box

Oxman AD, Cook DJ, Guyatt GH, et al. Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: VI. How to Use an Overview. JAMA. 1994;272(17):1367-1371. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520170077040.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NIH 3D Print Exchange for Biomedical Resources

The NIH 3D Print Exchange is "an open, comprehensive, and interactive website for searching, browsing, downloading, and sharing biomedical 3D print files, modeling tutorials, and educational material." Use a current browser such as Internet Explorer 11, Firefox or Chrome to view the models.

Website referenced

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Early Childhood Reading - Literacy and New AAP Policy

Early childhood reading is the focus of a policy released this week by the Council on Early Childhood, American Academy of Pediatrics, described in an article by Amy Joyce in the Washington Post.
The guidelines say reading aloud regularly helps develop the brain and "strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime." Part of the program includes recommendations on funding for children's books in insurance programs. The AAP has long proposed that "programs that invest in children at the earliest ages have the highest rates of return."
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the Grand Lodge of Texas have partnered for years to help Masons spread the word about the importance of early reading through their Take Time to Read program. When children leave the hospital after a visit they usually go home with a free book discovered in the Center for Dyslexia, Family Resource Center or a waiting room.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Slipping Specs in Surgery?

A new article in Acta Orthopaedica proposes a quick and free solution to the problem of eyeglasses slipping when a surgeon is already scrubbed.

Can you push back my glasses?”–a repeated request while operating. Is there an easy solution? Abhimanyu Ved and Annabel Greenwood. Acta Orthopaedica April 2014, Vol. 85, No. 2, April 2014: 210-210.

Open Access - This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the source is credited.
DOI 10.3109/17453674.2014.893499

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Want to Learn a Foreign Language? MANGO!

MANGO is a foreign-language learning system now offered by many area public libraries.
MANGO focuses on practical conversational skills. Over 50 languages and ESL course are potentially available, depending on your public library. Log in anonymously or create a personal account to track progress through the course, maybe even on a free app for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™.

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ICD-10 Resources Online

An ICD-10 book and workbook are available for staff through our STAT!Ref online book collections. You must be on campus to use them, but remote access is also available by contacting the Medical Library, and a mobile app is available (initial setup needs to be done while at the hospital).

ICD-10 CM & PCS (2014 PDF version) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics.

Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding: A Worktext by Bowie and Schaffer.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Remote Access to Medical Library Electronic Resources

Have you wished you could read library journals like JPO, JBJS, AJN and JAMA from home or on a trip? Hospital staff are now eligible for a remote access account through the Medical Library’s new service, OpenAthens from Eduserv. To request an account, please contact the Medical Library. To access the site from home see the Staff Links page on the hospital’s Internet site.

OpenAthens can serve as your home page for the Medical Library’s resources away from the hospital. Your account login will also be useful if you receive electronic table of contents alerts (eTOCs) from the library, or if you search MEDLINE using our unique web address. Contact the library for more information on these topics. If you would like the librarian to visit your department or meet with you one on one, just ask!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing / Expert Opinion in Neurology

For a brief window we have a chance to test a couple of journals from Informa. Please take a look (while on a hospital computer) and see if they would be valuable in your work!

Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing focuses on evidence-based healthcare for children and young people.

Expert Opinion in Neurology is a collection of articles from their Expert Opinion journals "that cover the development pipeline of treatments for disorders affecting the nervous system ... including ... Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumours, sleep disorders, fatigue, cognitive enhancement, neuro-imaging, spinal-cord injury, neuro-restorative therapies and stem-cells."

Be sure to take a look before March 12! If you think either of these would be worth purchasing, please contact the Medical Library.

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