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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055079/health-sciences-libraries-in-the-united-states-new-directions
#1
Barbara A Epstein
This article is the third in a series in this regular feature. The intention of the series is to look at important global developments in health science libraries. These articles will serve as a road map, describing the key changes in the field and exploring factors driving these changes. The present article by the current president of the Medical Library Association outlines two important developments in the United States. The topics chosen for consideration are national initiatives in the United States impacting health sciences libraries and librarians and enhanced roles for U...
October 21, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043943/creating-a-role-for-embedded-librarians-within-an-active-learning-environment
#2
Dawn E Hackman, Marcia J Francis, Erika Johnson, Annie Nickum, Kelly Thormodson
In 2013, the librarians at a small academic health sciences library reevaluated their mission, vision, and strategic plan to expand their roles. The school was transitioning to a new pedagogical culture and a new building designed to emphasize interprofessional education and active learning methodologies. Subsequent efforts to implement the new strategic plan resulted in the librarians joining curriculum committees and other institutional initiatives, such as an Active Learning Task Force, and participating in faculty development workshops...
October 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043940/using-maps-to-promote-data-driven-decision-making-one-library-s-experience-in-data-visualization-instruction
#3
Michelle Malizia Catalano, Porcia Vaughn, Joshua Been
Data play a crucial role in health research, education, and patient care. Initiatives such as Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and Precision Medicine point to the increasing focus and value of data use and reuse. As the universe of data continues to grow exponentially, health education needs to provide students with practical hands-on learning sessions that illustrate the multitude of uses for data and statistics. Giving students early exposure to data reuse provides a solid background for the more complex data they may gather later in their education...
October 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039146/estrogen-based-hormone-therapy-in-women-with-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-a-systematic-review
#4
Nydia Burgos, Dahima Cintron, Paula Latortue-Albino, Valentina Serrano, Rene Rodriguez Gutierrez, Stephanie Faubion, Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, Patricia J Erwin, Mohammad Hassan Murad
PURPOSE: Sex hormones play a role in bone density, cardiovascular health, and wellbeing throughout reproductive lifespan. Women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) have lower estrogen levels requiring hormone therapy (HT) to manage symptoms and to protect against adverse long-term health outcomes. Yet, the effectiveness of HT in preventing adverse outcomes has not been systematically assessed. We summarize the evidence regarding effects of HT on bone and cardiovascular health in women with POI...
October 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983202/collaboration-challenges-in-systematic-reviews-a-survey-of-health-sciences-librarians
#5
Joey Nicholson, Aileen McCrillis, Jeff D Williams
OBJECTIVE: While many librarians have been asked to participate in systematic reviews with researchers, often these researchers are not familiar with the systematic review process or the appropriate role for librarians. The purpose of this study was to identify the challenges and barriers that librarians face when collaborating on systematic reviews. To take a wider view of the whole process of collaborating on systematic reviews, the authors deliberately focused on interpersonal and methodological issues other than searching itself...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983199/the-role-of-librarians-in-teaching-evidence-based-medicine-to-pediatric-residents-a-survey-of-pediatric-residency-program-directors
#6
Rachel Boykan, Robert M Jacobson
OBJECTIVE: The research sought to identify the general use of medical librarians in pediatric residency training, to define the role of medical librarians in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) to pediatric residents, and to describe strategies and curricula for teaching EBM used in pediatric residency training programs. METHODS: We sent a 13-question web-based survey through the Association of Pediatric Program Directors to 200 pediatric residency program directors between August and December 2015...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983195/advancing-the-conversation-next-steps-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-and-queer-lgbtq-health-sciences-librarianship
#7
Blake W Hawkins, Martin Morris, Tony Nguyen, John Siegel, Emily Vardell
In recent years, librarians in various sectors have been moving forward a conversation on the distinct information needs and information-seeking behavior of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) patrons and how well the profession recognizes and meets those needs. Health sciences librarianship has been slower than other areas of the profession in creating an evidence base covering the needs of its LGBTQ patrons, with, until recently, only very limited literature on this subject. LGBTQ health sciences librarianship is now starting to attract new interest, with librarians working together to bring this emerging specialization to the attention of the broader professional community...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972531/libraries-and-librarians-key-partners-for-progress-in-health-literacy-research-and-practice
#8
Wanda Whitney, Alla Keselman, Betsy Humphreys
The field of librarianship has a history of involvement in patient education, general literacy and information literacy efforts. This history and prominent placement in communities make libraries and librarians an excellent resource in advancing health literacy practice and research. This chapter provides an overview of health literacy and health information literacy efforts in US libraries over the past two decades. The chapter begins with the description of the role of the US National Library of Medicine in developing resources, programs, and partnerships serving health information needs of the public...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877145/european-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-european-board-of-anaesthesiology-guidelines-for-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-in-adults
#9
Jochen Hinkelbein, Massimo Lamperti, Jonas Akeson, Joao Santos, Joao Costa, Edoardo De Robertis, Dan Longrois, Vesna Novak-Jankovic, Flavia Petrini, Michel M R F Struys, Francis Veyckemans, Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Robert Fitzgerald
: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) has become a widespread practice given the increasing demand to relieve anxiety, discomfort and pain during invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The role of, and credentialing required by, anaesthesiologists and practitioners performing PSA has been debated for years in different guidelines. For this reason, the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the European Board of Anaesthesiology have created a taskforce of experts that has been assigned to create an evidence-based guideline and, whenever the evidence was weak, a consensus amongst experts on: the evaluation of adult patients undergoing PSA, the role and competences required for the clinicians to safely perform PSA, the commonly used drugs for PSA, the adverse events that PSA can lead to, the minimum monitoring requirements and post-procedure discharge criteria...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868093/on-the-cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-drug-induced-gingival-overgrowth
#10
Albert Ramírez-Rámiz, Lluís Brunet-LLobet, Eduard Lahor-Soler, Jaume Miranda-Rius
INTRODUCTION: Gingival overgrowth has been linked to multiple factors such as adverse drug effects, inflammation, neoplastic processes, and hereditary gingival fibromatosis. Drug-induced gingival overgrowth is a well-established adverse event. In early stages, this gingival enlargement is usually located in the area of the interdental papilla. Histologically, there is an increase in the different components of the extracellular matrix. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this manuscript is to describe and analyze the different cellular and molecular agents involved in the pathogenesis of Drug-induced gingival overgrowth...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726344/barriers-to-using-electronic-evidence-based-literature-in-nursing-practice-a-systematised-review
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Farahnaz Sadoughi, Tania Azadi, Tannaz Azadi
BACKGROUND: Nurses' use of electronic literature has remained limited. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify barriers concerning application of electronic literature on evidence based practice in nursing. METHODS: Six bibliographic databases were searched using the following keywords: challenges, barriers, obstacles, evidence based practice, EBP, information seeking, online databases, electronic literature, bibliographic databases and nurs*...
July 20, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714814/using-time-driven-activity-based-costing-to-implement-change
#12
Ellen N Sayed, Sa'ad Laws, Basim Uthman
Academic medical libraries have responded to changes in technology, evolving professional roles, reduced budgets, and declining traditional services. Libraries that have taken a proactive role to change have seen their librarians emerge as collaborators and partners with faculty and researchers, while para-professional staff is increasingly overseeing traditional services. This article addresses shifting staff and schedules at a single-service-point information desk by using time-driven activity-based costing to determine the utilization of resources available to provide traditional library services...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670216/a-competency-framework-for-librarians-involved-in-systematic-reviews
#13
Whitney A Townsend, Patricia F Anderson, Emily C Ginier, Mark P MacEachern, Kate M Saylor, Barbara L Shipman, Judith E Smith
OBJECTIVE: The project identified a set of core competencies for librarians who are involved in systematic reviews. METHODS: A team of seven informationists with broad systematic review experience examined existing systematic review standards, conducted a literature search, and used their own expertise to identify core competencies and skills that are necessary to undertake various roles in systematic review projects. RESULTS: The team identified a total of six competencies for librarian involvement in systematic reviews: "Systematic review foundations," "Process management and communication," "Research methodology," "Comprehensive searching," "Data management," and "Reporting...
July 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614396/bioinformatic-training-needs-at-a-health-sciences-campus
#14
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
#15
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...
June 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453426/taking-chances-a-new-librarian-and-curriculum-redesign
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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