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M A Fernandez, X L Griffin, M L Costa
INTRODUCTION: Hip fracture poses a significant global challenge both to healthcare systems and to patients themselves. We outline the management of this injury, highlight areas where the evidence is deficient and discuss research efforts towards improving the quality of the evidence base. SOURCES OF DATA: We searched MEDLINE, PubMed and the Cochrane Library, using the core search terms 'hip fracture' and 'proximal femoral fracture'. In addition we reviewed national treatment guidelines for hip fracture care and references from relevant articles...
September 2015: British Medical Bulletin
Nelleke van Sluisveld, Gijs Hesselink, Johannes Gerardus van der Hoeven, Gert Westert, Hub Wollersheim, Marieke Zegers
PURPOSE: To systematically review and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in order to improve the safety and efficiency of patient handover between intensive care unit (ICU) and general ward healthcare professionals at ICU discharge. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched for intervention studies with the aim to improve clinical handover between ICU and general ward healthcare professionals that had been published up to and including June 2013...
April 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
Francesca Allegri
Competencies for health professionals and students often include the ability to transfer knowledge to different audiences in a variety of ways. Consultation, presentation, teaching, multimedia, and posters are some examples. A recent question on a national listserv about writing, editing, and proofreading services in health sciences libraries prompted this column about a potentially novel way of helping students and faculty in health disciplines to improve their abilities to communicate professionally. In addition to the poster design and review services that one library offers, it is also the host of two Toastmasters International clubs that provide participants a nonthreatening, real-world environment to improve the content, structure, methods, and delivery of their written and spoken messages...
2014: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Jeff Williams, Aileen McCrillis, Richard McGowan, Joey Nicholson, Alisa Surkis, Holly Thompson, Dorice Vieira
With nearly all library resources and services delivered digitally, librarians working for the New York University Health Sciences Library struggled with maintaining awareness of changing user needs, understanding barriers faced in using library resources and services, and determining knowledge management challenges across the organization. A liaison program was created to provide opportunities for librarians to meaningfully engage with users. The program was directed toward a subset of high-priority user groups to provide focused engagement with these users...
2014: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Nevart Chirinian, Vibhuti Shah
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for changing intravenous (IV) administration sets that contain total parenteral nutrition (TPN), with and without lipids, in neonates remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether decreasing the frequency of changing IV administration sets (>24 h versus every 24 h) in neonates increases the incidence of sepsis within seven days of discontinuation of TPN and microbial contamination of the infusate. METHODS: The databases searched to identify studies that evaluated the frequency of IV administration sets on sepsis and microbial contamination of the infusate included MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science...
November 2012: Paediatrics & Child Health
Rachel Lynn Richesson, Denise Shereff, James Everett Andrews
BACKGROUND: Patient registries are often a helpful first step in estimating the impact and understanding the etiology of rare diseases - both requisites for the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. The value and utility of patient registries rely on the use of both well-constructed structured research questions and relevant answer sets accompanying them. There are currently no clear standards or specifications for developing registry questions, and there are no banks of existing questions to support registry developers...
2012: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
Vibhuti Shah, Nevart Chirinian, Shoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Glycerin laxatives are often prescribed in the neonatal population for meconium evacuation and to promote enteral feeding. However, the literature regarding their effectiveness has not been systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of glycerin enema or suppository in preventing feeding intolerance in preterm infants at ≤32 weeks' gestational age or weighing ≤1500 g at birth. METHODS: The Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science databases were searched to identify studies that evaluated glycerin enemas/suppositories for feeding intolerance...
November 2011: Paediatrics & Child Health
Avishek Mitra, Pamela A Fay, Jason K Morgan, Khoury W Vendura, Salvatore L Versaggi, James T Riordan
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is dependent on acid resistance for gastric passage and low oral infectious dose, and the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) for intestinal colonization. Mutation of rpoN, encoding sigma factor N (σ(N)), dramatically alters the growth-phase dependent regulation of both acid resistance and the LEE. This study reports on the determinants of σ(N)-directed acid resistance and LEE expression, and the underlying mechanism attributable to this phenotype. Glutamate-dependent acid resistance (GDAR) in TW14359ΔrpoN correlated with increased expression of the gadX-gadW regulatory circuit during exponential growth, whereas upregulation of arginine-dependent acid resistance (ADAR) genes adiA and adiC in TW14359ΔrpoN did not confer acid resistance by the ADAR mechanism...
2012: PloS One
Jon E Crossno, Claudia H DeShay, Mary Ann Huslig, Helen G Mayo, Emily F Patridge
QUESTION: What type of liaison program would best utilize both librarians and other library staff to effectively promote library services and resources to campus departments? SETTING: The case is an academic medical center library serving a large, diverse campus. METHODS: The library implemented a "facilitator model" program to provide personalized service to targeted clients that allowed for maximum staff participation with limited subject familiarity...
July 2012: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Michelle L Zafron
This article explores one librarian's experience with creating and implementing a plagiarism seminar as part of the library liaison program to the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo. The changes and evolution of the seminar over several iterations are described. This article also examines student perceptions, misperceptions, and reactions to the plagiarism workshop.
2012: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Jill T Boruff, Aliki Thomas
BACKGROUND: To ensure that physical and occupational therapy graduates develop evidence-based practice (EBP) competencies, their academic training must promote EBP skills, such as posing a clinical question and retrieving relevant literature, and the information literacy skills needed to practice these EBP skills. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the collaborative process and outcome of integrating EBP and information literacy early in a professional physical therapy and occupational therapy programme...
December 2011: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Stephanie J Schulte
QUESTION: How were traditional librarian reference desk services successfully eliminated at one health sciences library? SETTING: The analysis was done at an academic health sciences library at a major research university. METHOD: A gap analysis was performed, evaluating changes in the first eleven months through analysis of reference transaction and instructional session data. MAIN RESULTS: Substantial increases were seen in the overall number of specialized reference transactions and those conducted by librarians lasting more than thirty minutes...
October 2011: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Dagmar Hedrich, Paula Alves, Michael Farrell, Heino Stöver, Lars Møller, Soraya Mayet
AIMS: To review evidence on the effectiveness of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) in prison and post-release. METHODS: Systematic review of experimental and observational studies of prisoners receiving OMT regarding treatment retention, opioid use, risk behaviours, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence, criminality, re-incarceration and mortality. We searched electronic research databases, specialist journals and the EMCDDA library for relevant studies until January 2011...
March 2012: Addiction
Fiona Ware
This feature considers the challenges that academic librarians are increasingly being faced with in the delivery of information skills training to large student numbers with limited time and staff resources. A case study is presented of how an academic liaison librarian used a blended learning approach and innovative teaching practice to successfully deliver information skills training to large student numbers within the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Hull University.
September 2011: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Christian Vaillancourt, Manya L Charette, Katarina Bohm, James Dunford, Maaret Castrén
AIM: We sought to determine if, in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), the description of any specific symptoms to the emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) improved the accuracy of the diagnosis of cardiac arrest. METHODS: For this systematic review, we searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library with no restrictions, and hand-searched the gray literature. Eligible studies included dispatcher interaction with callers reporting OHCA, and reported diagnosis of cardiac arrest...
December 2011: Resuscitation
Sandra S Kramer, Jennifer R Martin, Joan B Schlimgen, Marion K Slack, Jim Martin
This article describes the creation and implementation of focus groups to evaluate the effectiveness of a health sciences library's liaison program of the College of Pharmacy faculty and to better understand the faculty's information needs in order to design new and improved library services. The liaison services support the teaching and research needs of faculty and students through literature research, classroom teaching, and an extensive library collection of pharmacy literature. Focus group results demonstrated a high level of satisfaction with library liaison services and collections...
2011: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Graham Ellis, Jonathan Mant, Peter Langhorne, Martin Dennis, Simon Winner
BACKGROUND: Many patients experience depression, social isolation and anxiety post stroke. These are associated with a poorer outcome. Ameliorating these problems may improve patient wellbeing. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a healthcare worker or volunteer whose multi-dimensional roles have been grouped under the title 'stroke liaison worker'. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (searched February 2009), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 1, 2009), MEDLINE (1966 to 2009), EMBASE (1980 to 2009) and four other databases...
2010: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Valerie A Lynn
Library integration into the medical school curriculum is a crucial aspect of meeting Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Accreditation Standards and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical School Objectives Project (MSOP) guidelines. To accomplish this, academic health sciences libraries seek to develop evidence-based medicine (EBM) literature searching classes within the medical school curriculum. Establishing a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts behind health sciences database searching among medical students is a prerequisite for a more demanding evidence-based literature searching curriculum...
April 2010: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Heidi Schroeder
This article describes one librarian's experiences with creating, promoting, and assessing online library tutorials. Tutorials were designed to provide on-demand and accessible library instruction to nursing students at Michigan State University. Topics for tutorials were chosen based on the librarian's liaison experiences and suggestions from nursing faculty. The tutorials were created using Camtasia and required the application of several tools and techniques. Tutorials were promoted through Web pages, the ANGEL course management system, blog posts, librarian interactions, e-mails, and more...
April 2010: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Jerry P Nolan, Robert W Neumar, Christophe Adrie, Mayuki Aibiki, Robert A Berg, Bernd W Bbttiger, Clifton Callaway, Robert S B Clark, Romergryko G Geocadin, Edward C Jauch, Karl B Kern, Ivan Laurent, W T Longstreth, Raina M Merchant, Peter Morley, Laurie J Morrison, Vinay Nadkarni, Mary Ann Peberdy, Emanuel P Rivers, Antonio Rodriguez-Nunez, Frank W Sellke, Christian Spaulding, Kjetil Sunde, Terry Vanden Hoek
AIM OF THE REVIEW: To review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment and prognostication in relation to the post-cardiac arrest syndrome. METHODS: Relevant articles were identified using PubMed, EMBASE and an American Heart Association EndNote master resuscitation reference library, supplemented by hand searches of key papers. Writing groups comprising international experts were assigned to each section. Drafts of the document were circulated to all authors for comment and amendment...
January 2010: International Emergency Nursing
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