I’ll Meet You at the Library

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The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library now has a new space in its lobby designed to promote casual face-to-face conversations.  You don’t have to whisper, and please feel free to bring along something to eat or drink.

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Online Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination Now Available

BatesThe Health Sciences Library has purchased an institutional license to the online version of the Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination.  Based on the textbook of the same name, this site provides online access to a range of physical assessment videos.  Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely re-shot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for basic and advanced  patient assessment. The site features more than 8 hours of video content:

Bates Visual Guide

Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. With the online delivery of content, users can now view the videos from any web-based location or device.

Lynn Bickley, MD, author of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, serves as advisor to the project, ensuring the clinical content and its evidence-based origins are maintained. Dr. Bickley also worked with the professionals and actors herein to present a “patient-first” approach to the physical exam.

 

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: Memories of the 8th Evacuation Hospital

Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell on their wedding day, 26 May 1945. Image 005-2_001_438. Courtesy of Dick and Frazier Bell.

Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell on their wedding day, 26 May 1945. Image 005-2_001_438. Courtesy of Dick and Frazier Bell.

Earlier this summer, Historical Collections made the news when two brothers visited the library to see the wedding dress worn by their mother, Lt. Hilda “Frankie” Franklin. Franklin was a 1938 graduate of UVA’s Nursing School and a member of the 8th Evacuation Hospital, the medical unit sponsored by UVA during World War II. During her service with the 8th Evac., Franklin spent time in North Africa and Italy, endured icy winters, tended patients from the frontlines, and met Capt. Richard P. Bell Jr., a doctor and fellow UVA alumnus (School of Medicine, 1938). At the end of the war, Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell were married in Italy, surrounded by their 8th Evac. colleagues. Due to wartime shortages, materials like silk were hard to come by, but Franklin was determined to have a dress for her wedding. Writing to her friend, Vivian Gibbs, in 1945, Franklin announced, “I have the material for my dress and it is beautiful—white silk nylon—a friend of ours got it for me—use your imagination and you can guess what it is.” [1] Continue reading

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New E-Books This Month

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The book titles listed below are new to the Library’s growing collection of electronic books.   Click on the linked title below to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text.  A more comprehensive list of e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page.  Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection?  You can submit your requests by using our online Purchase Recommendation form.

Acute Care for Elders: a Model for Interdisciplinary Care
APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology
Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Bioinformatics for Beginners
Cholera Outbreaks
Clinical Decision Support:  The Road to Broad Adoption
Clinical Neuroembryology
Current Advances in Osteosarcoma
Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery
Diseases of the Sinuses
Early Neoplasias of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook
Fabricated: the New World of 3D Printing
Faust’s Anesthesiology Review 
Female Puberty
Gastrointestinal Physiology: a Clinical Approach
Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Edition
Gray’s Anatomy for Students
Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust
Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis
Infectious Disease Surveillance
The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to the DSM-5
Management of Pericardial Disease
Mechanics of Breathing
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Netter’s Concise Radiologic Anatomy
Neurosurgical Ethics in Practice: Value-based Medicine
The Organization of Critical Care
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents
Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy
Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine
Rheumatology, 6th Edition
Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry, 7th Edition
Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents
Trauma, 7th edition
Viruses and Human Cancer
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Professional Practice Manual, 4th edition
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, 9th edition

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Focus on Global Health in August

GlobalThe Health Sciences Library invites you to tour the world with us this summer!  Not literally, of course, but you can sample a world of international public health information with us  in August as we sponsor a trial of the Global Health Database.

Global Health is produced by CABI,  an international organization whose mission is to improve public health by applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.   Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 2.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Around 170,000 records are added each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract. Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated to give access to research not available through any other database. The CABIdatabase’s open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included. Global Health also has a growing number of full text articles (over 45,000) from journals, conferences, and reports.

After you complete your ‘world tour’, please let the Library know what you think by sending your comments about Global Health to hslref@virginia.edu .  The trial access to the Global Health Database will only be available August 1-30.  No passport needed!

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Changes to the CMHSL Home Page

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We recently made a few changes to our home page in response to feedback we received during usability testing.  Thanks to all who participated in the testing, as we are always looking for ways to make our site more user friendly.  If you would like to provide feedback, please contact the CMHSL webmaster, David Moody, at dam8u@virginia.edu.

In addition to some font and design enhancements, here are the major changes:

  • Library News has been relocated to the middle of the lower section
  • Library Services and Rooms & Spaces are now featured in the upper left section
  • The Library calendar has been moved to the right of the lower section
  • Library Tutorials have been renamed FAQs
  • Library hours are now displayed in the blue bar at the top of the page
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Plug Into The Lancet, JAMA, and NEJM

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Listening to podcasts is a great way to keep informed while relaxing, commuting, or multi-tasking.  Three of the most popular medical publications in the world, The Lancet, JAMA,  and New England Journal of Medicine, offer a great selection of informative podcasts, available either through the publisher’s website or a podcast aggregator, such as iTunes or Stitcher.  Provided below are links to podcast pages and sample episodes.

The Lancet News

Sample Recent Podcast:

Audio icon June 27, 2014 (mp3, 27:11 mins, 24.8MB)
3D printing: in a special bumper podcast, we discuss the new 3D Print Exchange launched by the US National Institutes of Health, as well as the arrest of a former Novartis employee in Japan who stands accused of falsifying clinical data related to the hypertension drug valsartan. Also, the implications of India’s Supreme Court ruling to recognise a third gender.

The Lancet Weekly

Sample Recent Podcast:

Audio icon July 4, 2014 (mp3, 19:16 mins, 17.6MB)
Ursula Bauer, Richard Horton, and Rebecca Cooney discuss priorities for the prevention of chronic diseases in the US in the 21st century.

NEJM Weekly Audio Summary

Sample Recent Podcast:  NEJM This Week — July 3, 2014

 NEJM Interviews

Sample Recent Podcast:

Clinical Trial Transparency — Antidote to Weaker Off-Label-Promotion Rules? Interview with Professor Kevin Outterson on the FDA’s guidance on off-label promotion and the move toward clinical trial transparency.

JAMA Weekly Audio Summary

Sample Recent Podcast: No. 1  |  July 02, 2014 (06:37)

JAMA Author Interviews

Also check out the fine selection of medical podcasts from the UVA Health System on RadioMD.

For additional information, please contact Dan Wilson at danwilson@virginia.edu.

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New E-Books for July

cov200hThe book titles listed below are new to the Library’s growing collection of electronic books.   Click on the linked title below to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text.  A more comprehensive list of e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page.  Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection?  You can submit your requests by using our online Purchase Recommendation form.

Basic Steps In Planning Nursing Research: From Question To Proposal
Becoming a Consummate Clinician: What Every Student, House Officer and Hospital Practitioner Needs to Know
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Cancer Drug Design and Discovery
Cancer Prevention: Dietary Factors and Pharmacology
Care of People With Diabetes: a Manual of Nursing Practice 
Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy
Color Atlas of Genetics
Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women
Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion
DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 4th Edition
Diabetes and Wellbeing: Managing the Psychological and Emotional Challenges of Diabetes Types 1 and 2 
Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Systems Approach
Essentials of Clinical Research
Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, Clinical Judgement, and Ethics
Gene Therapy of Cancer, 3rd Edition
A Guide to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: For Patients, Their Families and Interested Physicians
Handbook of Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Medicine
The Harriet Lane Handbook, 20th Edition
Hepatitis C Virus: From Molecular Virology to Antiviral Therapy
Improving Patient Care : The Implementation of Change in Health Care
Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice
Munro Kerr’s Operative Obstetrics , 12th Edition
Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient
Osteoporosis : Diagnosis and Management
Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing
Oxford Handbook of Nephrology and Hypertension
A Pharmacology Primer, 4th edition
Samii’s Essentials in Neurosurgery
Stem Cell Therapeutics for Cancer
Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care
Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine,  4th Edition
Wound Healing and Skin Integrity: Principles and Practice

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Proposed New Look for Nutrition Facts Labels

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The FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages in the United States. The Nutrition Facts label, introduced 20 years ago, helps consumers make informed food choices and maintain healthy dietary practices. If adopted, the proposed changes would include the following.

1. Greater Understanding of Nutrition Science

  • Require information about “added sugars.” Many experts recommend consuming fewer calories from added sugar because they can decrease the intake of nutrient-rich foods while increasing calorie intake.
  • Update daily values for nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D. Daily values are used to calculate the Percent Daily Value listed on the label, which help consumers understand the nutrition information in the context of a total daily diet.
  • Require manufacturers to declare the amount of potassium and Vitamin D on the label, because they are new “nutrients of public health significance.” Calcium and iron would continue to be required, and Vitamins A and C could be included on a voluntary basis.
  • While continuing to require “Total Fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” on the label, “Calories from Fat” would be removed because research shows the type of fat is more important than the amount.

2. Updated Serving Size Requirements and New Labeling Requirements for Certain Package Sizes

  • Change the serving size requirements to reflect how people eat and drink today, which has changed since serving sizes were first established 20 years ago. By law, the label information on serving sizes must be based on what people actually eat, not on what they “should” be eating.
  • Require that packaged foods, including drinks, that are typically eaten in one sitting be labeled as a single serving and that calorie and nutrient information be declared for the entire package. For example, a 20-ounce bottle of soda, typically consumed in a single sitting, would be labeled as one serving rather than as more than one serving.
  • For certain packages that are larger and could be consumed in one sitting or multiple sittings, manufacturers would have to provide “dual column” labels to indicate both “per serving” and “per package” calories and nutrient information. Examples would be a 24-ounce bottle of soda or a pint of ice cream. This way, people would be able to easily understand how many calories and nutrients they are getting if they eat or drink the entire package at one time.

3. Refreshed Design

  • Make calories and serving sizes more prominent to emphasize parts of the label that are important in addressing current public health concerns such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Shift the Percent Daily Value to the left of the label, so it would come first. This is important because the Percent Daily Value tells you how much of certain nutrients you are getting from a particular food in the context of a total daily diet.
  • Change the footnote to more clearly explain the meaning of the Percent Daily Value.

Proposed rule in Federal Register.

[Content of this post is from "Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Label." US Food and Drug Administration, 28 May 2014. Web. 23 June 2014.]

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“Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist” Now On Display in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Historical Collections Assistant, Janet Pearson, assembling "Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist"

Historical Collections Assistant, Janet Pearson, assembling “Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist”

Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist will be on display from June 18 to September 1 in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The exhibit features items from the library’s collections that were owned by Frank L. Lowther. Lowther was an enlisted man in the 8th Evacuation Hospital Unit, a UVA-sponsored unit that served in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Items in the exhibit, which include letters and uniforms, relate to Lowther’s time in the 8th Evac. You can learn more about the 8th Evac. and its personnel by visiting the library’s exhibit about the unit online.

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