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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614396/bioinformatic-training-needs-at-a-health-sciences-campus
#1
Jeffrey C Oliver
BACKGROUND: Health sciences research is increasingly focusing on big data applications, such as genomic technologies and precision medicine, to address key issues in human health. These approaches rely on biological data repositories and bioinformatic analyses, both of which are growing rapidly in size and scope. Libraries play a key role in supporting researchers in navigating these and other information resources. METHODS: With the goal of supporting bioinformatics research in the health sciences, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library established a Bioinformation program...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506770/prognostic-role-of-telomere-length-in-malignancies-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
#2
Roman Adam, Laura Díez-González, Alberto Ocaña, Boštjan Šeruga, Eitan Amir, Arnoud J Templeton
Telomere length (TL) has been associated with several health conditions including cancer. To quantify the effect of TL on outcomes in malignancies and explore the role of type of TL measurement we conducted a librarian-led systematic search of electronic databases identified publications exploring the prognostic role of TL on cancer outcomes. Overall survival (OS) was the primary outcome measure while other time-to-event endpoints were secondary outcomes. Data from studies reporting a hazard ratio (HR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) and/or p-value were pooled in a meta-analysis...
May 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453426/taking-chances-a-new-librarian-and-curriculum-redesign
#3
Iris Kovar-Gough
As technology becomes ubiquitous in designing and delivering medical school curricula, health sciences librarians can embrace emerging opportunities for participation in curriculum design. A new medical librarian at Michigan State University Libraries engaged her user base outside of established duties, learned new skills, and challenged preconceived notions about librarians' roles. In the process, she became a partner in copyright education, amended license agreements for enhanced curricular multimedia use, and facilitated curriculum mapping through taxonomy building...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402864/meta-analysis-on-anticoagulation-and-prevention-of-thrombosis-and-mortality-among-patients-with-lung-cancer
#4
H E Fuentes, D M Oramas, L H Paz, A I Casanegra, A S Mansfield, A J Tafur
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (Wickham et al., 2012 [1]) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with cancer; however, primary thromboprophylaxis is not routinely recommended. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials (RCTs) to measure the impact of primary VTE prevention and its effect on mortality among patients with lung cancer. METHODS: With assistance from a master librarian, we searched Ovid, Scopus, DARE, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM reviews-Cochrane database of systematic reviews, EBM reviews-ACP journal, and EBM Reviews-Databases for relevant studies following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
April 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377683/interinstitutional-collaboration-for-end-user-bioinformatics-training-cytoscape-as-a-case-study
#5
Marci D Brandenburg, Rolando Garcia-Milian
BACKGROUND: This case study describes the value of and need for interinstitutional collaboration to train biomedical researchers in data visualization, using Cytoscape network analysis software as an example. To provide training on Cytoscape software to Yale University biomedical researchers, a collaboration was formed between the Yale Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library's (CWML's) biomedical sciences research support librarian and the University of Michigan (U-M) Taubman Health Sciences Library's bioinformationist, who has expertise in Cytoscape software...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377680/improving-data-collection-documentation-and-workflow-in-a-dementia-screening-study
#6
Kevin B Read, Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla, Magdalena I Tolea, James E Galvin, Alisa Surkis
BACKGROUND: A clinical study team performing three multicultural dementia screening studies identified the need to improve data management practices and facilitate data sharing. A collaboration was initiated with librarians as part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) informationist supplement program. The librarians identified areas for improvement in the studies' data collection, entry, and processing workflows. CASE PRESENTATION: The librarians' role in this project was to meet needs expressed by the study team around improving data collection and processing workflows to increase study efficiency and ensure data quality...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377677/investigating-the-need-for-scholarly-communications-positions-in-association-of-academic-health-sciences-libraries-member-institutions
#7
Kim Mears, Sandra L Bandy
BACKGROUND: The role of health sciences librarians has expanded in the scholarly communications landscape as a result of the increase in federal public access mandates and the continued expansion of publishing avenues. This has created the need to investigate whether academic health sciences libraries should have scholarly communications positions to provide education and services exclusively related to scholarly communication topics. METHODS: A nine-question online survey was distributed through the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) email discussion list to gather preliminary findings from and opinions of directors of health sciences libraries on the need for scholarly communications positions...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360061/every-home-should-have-one-the-critical-role-of-the-research-librarian
#8
Andrew J Cave, Lana L Atkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134405/-bibliometric-indicators-of-nephrology-journals-strengths-and-weaknesses
#9
Antonio Maria Torrisi, Antonio Granata
Scientific journals are an important communication tool through which authors, publishers, editors, readers, librarians support the circulation of information. How do I select the journal to submit for publication? How can my research have the widest circulation? How can I make my article and my scientific activities to be positively considered by assessment boards? These are some of the main questions that arise when an author chooses to write an article. The research evaluation can be based on qualitative indicators such as the peer review and/or quantities of a not bibliometric or bibliometric type, such as the Impact Factor or SCImago Journal Rank indicator...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112642/health-literacy-s-influence-on-consumer-libraries
#10
Amy Six-Means
Health literacy has been redefined in recent years to move beyond an individual's own communication skills to include the skills of persons working within health care organizations, including librarians. Provision of consumer health services and resources, while a long-standing practice in hospital libraries, has also been redefined. As definitions of health literacy have evolved, so too have hospital librarian services as they embrace their role within health literacy. Many hospital medical and consumer health librarians have developed programs, services, and collaborations to further health literacy awareness, education, and initiatives for consumers, health care professionals, and their parent organizations...
January 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069269/clinical-considerations-for-blunt-laryngotracheal-trauma-in-children
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Cheng, Matthew Cooper, Elisabeth Tracy
OBJECTIVE: Systematic review of blunt pediatric laryngeal and tracheal trauma and development of proposed evaluation and management strategy. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and proposed clinical consideration algorithm. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. REVIEW METHODS: A medical librarian was utilized. RESULTS: 329 titles and abstracts were identified, and 50 reports were included...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822163/scoping-reviews-establishing-the-role-of-the-librarian
#12
Martin Morris, Jill T Boruff, Genevieve C Gore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822153/research-data-services-in-veterinary-medicine-libraries
#13
Erin E Kerby
OBJECTIVE: The study investigated veterinary medicine librarians' experience with and perceptions of research data services. Many academic libraries have begun to offer research data services in response to researchers' increased need for data management support. To date, such services have typically been generic, rather than discipline-specific, to appeal to a wide variety of researchers. METHODS: An online survey was deployed to identify trends regarding research data services in veterinary medicine libraries...
October 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822147/impact-of-librarians-on-reporting-of-the-literature-searching-component-of-pediatric-systematic-reviews
#14
Deborah Meert, Nazi Torabi, John Costella
OBJECTIVE: A critical element in conducting a systematic review is the identification of studies. To date, very little empirical evidence has been reported on whether the presence of a librarian or information professional can contribute to the quality of the final product. The goal of this study was to compare the reporting rigor of the literature searching component of systematic reviews with and without the help of a librarian. METHOD: Systematic reviews published from 2002 to 2011 in the twenty highest impact factor pediatrics journals were collected from MEDLINE...
October 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793259/clinical-issues-november-2016
#15
Melissa Kovac
AORN guidelines in the National Guideline Clearinghouse Key words: National Guideline Clearinghouse, AORN guidelines. Role of medical librarians in developing AORN guidelines Key words: medical librarians, systematic reviews, Institute of Medicine, National Guideline Clearinghouse. Articles cited in AORN guidelines Key words: AORN guidelines, National Library of Medicine, PubMed, interlibrary loan.
November 2016: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669416/reproducibility-of-search-strategies-is-poor-in-systematic-reviews-published-in-high-impact-pediatrics-cardiology-and-surgery-journals-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Jonathan B Koffel, Melissa L Rethlefsen
BACKGROUND: A high-quality search strategy is considered an essential component of systematic reviews but many do not contain reproducible search strategies. It is unclear if low reproducibility spans medical disciplines, is affected by librarian/search specialist involvement or has improved with increased awareness of reporting guidelines. OBJECTIVES: To examine the reporting of search strategies in systematic reviews published in Pediatrics, Surgery or Cardiology journals in 2012 and determine rates and predictors of including a reproducible search strategy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503689/becoming-business-critical-knowledge-for-healthcare
#17
EDITORIAL
Sue Lacey Bryant, David Stewart, Louise Goswami, Maria J Grant
Significant progress has been made in implementing Knowledge for Healthcare. This editorial reports the central contribution of effective partnerships and the involvement of librarians and knowledge specialists in this work. There are compelling business priorities. Key elements of work-streams on demonstrating impact, workforce development and streamlining are indicated, along with areas of growing importance - knowledge management, embedded roles and health information for the public and patients. Knowledge, and the skills to help people to use it, are business critical...
September 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458714/an-integrative-review-of-the-structures-and-processes-related-to-nurse-supervisory-performance-in-long-term-care
#18
Charlene H Chu, Jenny Ploeg, Rosalind Wong, Julie Blain, Katherine S McGilton
BACKGROUND: Understanding the structures and processes related to the supervisor performance of regulated nurses (registered nurses [RN] and registered practical nurses [RPN]) is critical in order to discern how administrators of long-term care (LTC) homes can facilitate and better support nurses given their important contribution to nurse assistants' job satisfaction and resident outcomes. AIMS: The aim of this integrative review is to identify the structures and processes related to supervisory performance of regulated nurses in LTC...
December 2016: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429740/innovations-in-scholarly-communication-global-survey-on-research-tool-usage
#19
Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman
Many new websites and online tools have come into existence to support scholarly communication in all phases of the research workflow. To what extent researchers are using these and more traditional tools has been largely unknown. This 2015-2016 survey aimed to fill that gap. Its results may help decision making by stakeholders supporting researchers and may also help researchers wishing to reflect on their own online workflows. In addition, information on tools usage can inform studies of changing research workflows...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367583/neoadjuvant-endocrine-therapy-for-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Laura M Spring, Arjun Gupta, Kerry L Reynolds, Michele A Gadd, Leif W Ellisen, Steven J Isakoff, Beverly Moy, Aditya Bardia
Importance: Estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) tumors of the breast are generally highly responsive to endocrine treatment. Although endocrine therapy is the mainstay of adjuvant treatment for ER+ breast cancer, the role of endocrine therapy in the neoadjuvant setting is unclear. Objective: To evaluate the effect of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) on the response rate and the rate of breast conservation surgery (BCS) for ER+ breast cancer. Data Sources: Based on PRISMA guidelines, a librarian-led search of PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE was performed to identify eligible trials published from inception to May 15, 2015...
November 1, 2016: JAMA Oncology
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