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Marcus Gadau, Shi-Ping Zhang, Ho-Yin Yip, Wing-Fai Yeung, Zhao-Xiang Bian, Ai-Ping Lu, Chris Zaslawski
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a sophisticated diagnostic system called pattern differentiation, which allows for the tailor-made treatment of individuals. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify the commonly used TCM patterns for lateral elbow pain (LEP), as well as the clinical features associated with these patterns. METHOD: Journal literature in 15 major Chinese and English databases and textbooks from five medical libraries as well as Chinamaxx were reviewed...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
M Gabor, M Drab, K Holoman
OBJECTIVES: To perform a complex review of HELLP syndrome and its treatment from up to date scientific literature. Study of the interresting treatement regime of the patient. METHODS: Complex analysis of the syndrome, systematic search of medical scientific databases and Slovak Medical Library. Analysis of the life threatening state of the patient, retrospective analysis of the diagnostics, treatment, acute management, complications and clinical results. RESULTS: According to up to date literature and our good clinical experiences we can encourage the use of high-dose corticosteroid therapy in HELLP syndrome...
2016: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
Bethany A Myers, Bredny Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe early career health sciences information professionals' self-reported attainment of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success and to investigate the various methods by which participants developed these competencies. METHODS: A SurveyMonkey survey was designed to ascertain participants' demographic information and their competency attainment. "Early career" health information professionals were defined as those with less than five years of professional experience...
July 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Stephanie M Swanberg, Carolyn Ching Dennison, Alison Farrell, Viola Machel, Christine Marton, Kelly K O'Brien, Virginia Pannabecker, Mindy Thuna, Assako Nitta Holyoke
BACKGROUND: Librarians often teach evidence-based practice (EBP) within health sciences curricula. It is not known what teaching methods are most effective. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted searching CINAHL, EMBASE, ERIC, LISTA, PubMed, Scopus, and others. Searches were completed through December 2014. No limits were applied. Hand searching of Medical Library Association annual meeting abstracts from 2009-2014 was also completed. Studies must be about EBP instruction by a librarian within undergraduate or graduate health sciences curricula and include skills assessment...
July 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Janna C Lawrence
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Jianbo Lei, Qun Meng, Yuefeng Li, Minghui Liang, Kai Zheng
BACKGROUND: In contrast to China's giant health information technology (HIT) market and tremendous investments in hospital information systems the contributions of Chinese scholars in medical informatics to the global community are very limited. China would like to have a more important position in the global medical informatics community. OBJECTIVE: A better understanding of the differences between medical informatics research and education in China and the discipline that emerged abroad will better inform Chinese scholars to develop right strategies to advance the field in China and help identify an appropriate means to collaborate more closely with medical informatics scholars globally...
August 2016: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Robert M Feibel
James Moores Ball (1862-1929) was an ophthalmologist in St. Louis, Missouri, who excelled as a medical historian and collector of rare and historic books about the history of anatomy. During his lifetime, he was best known as the author of a comprehensive, authoritative, and popular textbook titled Modern Ophthalmology First published in 1904, there were five further editions. Ball was very interested in the history of anatomy and wrote two books on this subject, the first being a biography of Andreas Vesalius, one of the earliest in English, and the second a history of the resurrection men or grave robbers who sold corpses to professors of anatomy and surgery for teaching purposes...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Biography
Hamiza Aziz, Ernieda Hatah, Mohd Makmor Bakry, Farida Islahudin
BACKGROUND: A previous systematic review reported that increase in patients' medication cost-sharing reduced patients' adherence to medication. However, a study among patients with medication subsidies who received medication at no cost found that medication nonadherence was also high. To our knowledge, no study has evaluated the influence of different medication payment schemes on patients' medication adherence. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to review research reporting the influence of payment schemes and their association with patients' medication adherence behavior...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
Michael B Keough, James A Rogers, Ping Zhang, Samuel K Jensen, Erin L Stephenson, Tieyu Chen, Mitchel G Hurlbert, Lorraine W Lau, Khalil S Rawji, Jason R Plemel, Marcus Koch, Chang-Chun Ling, V Wee Yong
Remyelination is the generation of new myelin sheaths after injury facilitated by processes of differentiating oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). Although this repair phenomenon occurs in lesions of multiple sclerosis patients, many lesions fail to completely remyelinate. A number of factors have been identified that contribute to remyelination failure, including the upregulated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) that comprise part of the astrogliotic scar. We show that in vitro, OPCs have dramatically reduced process outgrowth in the presence of CSPGs, and a medication library that includes a number of recently reported OPC differentiation drugs failed to rescue this inhibitory phenotype on CSPGs...
2016: Nature Communications
Hiroaki Takenaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi. [Journal of Japanese History of Medicine]
Susan Lessick, Carol Perryman, Brooke L Billman, Kristine M Alpi, Sandra L De Groote, Ted D Babin
INTRODUCTION: The extent to which health sciences librarians are engaged in research is a little-studied question. This study assesses the research activities and attitudes of Medical Library Association (MLA) members, including the influence of work affiliation. METHODS: An online survey was designed using a combination of multiple-choice and open-ended questions and distributed to MLA members. Responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics, content analysis, and significance testing...
April 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Martin Morris, K R Roberto
BACKGROUND: Except for one study in 2004, the literature has no data on the information-seeking behaviour of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) health professionals. After a decade of change for LGBTQ people, and the growth of electronic information sources and social networks, it is appropriate to revisit this subject. OBJECTIVES: To gain an updated understanding of the information-seeking behaviour of LGBTQ health professionals and of how medical libraries can provide a culturally competent service to such users...
September 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Nell Aronoff
In spring 2015, a 45-question survey was e-mailed to 585 medical students at the University at Buffalo (UB) in order to gauge their use of library spaces, resources, equipment, and services at UB's Health Sciences Library and plan for a library space located within a new medical school building. Students' self-reported use of the library during the academic year is presented along with the features they would like to see in their ideal library space. The responses generated in the survey are a barometer of current use and will be used in the planning process...
2016: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Jin Wu, Janis F Brown
A library website redesign is a complicated and at times arduous task, requiring many different steps including determining user needs, analyzing past user behavior, examining other websites, defining design preferences, testing, marketing, and launching the site. Many different types of expertise are required over the entire process. Lessons learned from the Norris Medical Library's experience with the redesign effort may be useful to others undertaking a similar project.
2016: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
U Abubakar, M B Bashir, E B Kesieme
Pseudoachalasia presents typically like achalasia. It account for only 2.4-4% of patients presenting with achalasia-like symptoms. Clinical, radiologic and endoscopic findings resemble those of achalasia but treatment and prognosis are different in these conditions. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the condition and highlight challenges in diagnosis and distinguishing features between the two conditions. A review of the publications obtained from Medline search, medical libraries, and Google on 'pseudoachalasia' and 'secondary achalasia' was done...
May 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Allison Linton, Cassing Hammond
The digital age has revolutionized how providers and patients seek medical information and access care. The Internet, flush with online forums and other social media networks, has replaced services once provided by medical libraries. Meanwhile, downloadable apps help patients remember medications, choose treatments, and remotely access face-to-face physician encounters. Unfortunately, technology comes at a price. Reputable, data-driven sites exist alongside sites riddled with inaccuracies. The lack of peer review means that discredited ideas and therapies can resurface in the blogosphere, "going viral" and influencing the thoughts of hapless users...
May 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
Nicole Mitchell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Barbara A Epstein
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this lecture was to review the development of the Medical Library Association (MLA) oral history program and to highlight the oral histories of thirty-seven past MLA presidents to identify themes of common interest and relevance to current MLA members. METHODS: The lecture focused on three main topics discussed in many of the interviews: the presidents' backgrounds and how they came to be medical librarians, how MLA developed as an organization as a reflection of the growth of medical libraries, and the presidents' predictions and advice about the future...
January 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Sujin Kim, Kevin Real
OBJECTIVE: This study developed a profile of inactive information seekers by characterising how they are different from active seekers, identifying possible determinants of inactive seekers and understanding characteristics of frequently asked influenza-related questions. METHODS: A survey and follow-up interviews were conducted between December 2010 and January 2011. A total of 307 health care workers in three hospitals in Central Kentucky (USA) are included. RESULTS: Four study groups were formed based on their information-seeking and vaccination uptake status: (1) Inactive Seekers with Vaccination (N = 141); (2) Inactive Seekers without Vaccination (N = 49); (3) Active Seekers with Vaccination (N = 107); and (4) Active Seekers without Vaccination (N = 10)...
September 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
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