Stay Up to Date With the Latest Research Using Browzine

September 8th, 2017 by Michelle Bass

Browzine, an online and/or table application for reading journal articles, makes the newest articles easily accessible with Articles in Press.  The new article alert feature of My Bookshelf includes Articles in Press, ensuring you are notified of all the new research as soon as it is made available. Once you mark an Article in Press article as “read” it stays that way, so you are not notified twice when the article makes its way to a formal issue.  Happy reading!

Where to Find Articles in Press

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Articles in Press appears on the left, just below the journal cover image.

Browzine mobile

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Select a journal and then tap Available issues to see Articles in Press.

Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

September 6th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective also provides an international perspective as the authors and editors come mostly from The Netherlands.The 26 chapters in this e-book cover all manner of challenges affecting patients and care-givers as well as examination of possible public policy solutions.

Recommended for anyone who works with elderly and/or terminal patients, from clinicians to nurses to chaplains.

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From the introduction

Populations around the world are ageing rapidly; a growing number of people will live to older ages, will experience multiple and complex chronic conditions, and will need some form of care towards the end of their lives. The ageing of society is becoming a major public health issue, posing challenges to social and health care structures in many countries. This book demonstrates the added value of palliative care which, although traditionally focused on cancer and the very end of life, can play a role in strengthening and complementing the care of older people. The book outlines the current state of worldwide policy work, research, and innovations in the field of public health and palliative care for older people and concludes with recommendations for policy and decision makers, at international and national level, to support integrating palliative care widely into health care systems in order to improve access to and quality of palliative care for older people.

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New Resource: Stahl Online

September 6th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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We have concluded our trial of Cambridge University Press’ Stahl Online neuropsychopharmacology. We expect that the access to our subscription to this resource will be seamless.

We wish to thank everyone who sent us their thoughtful comments during the trial period. The library needs your help to evaluate new information resources. Stahl Online neuropsychopharmacology provides user-friendly online access to

• Essential Psychopharmacology 4th ed.
• The Prescriber’s Guide 6th ed.
• Case studies
• Illustrated guides
• Drug interactions
• And more

Progress and Challenges in Precision Medicine

August 21st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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edited by Mukesh Verma and Debmalya Barh
“provides an overview of various essential components and their applications and challenges related to precision medicine.” The chapters, co-written by the researchers and research groups presently working on precision medicine, describe both the science as well as public policy implications.

  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Phenotyping
  • Genetic screening and ethical considerations
  • Population studies
  • Regulation of genomic testing
  • Image-based modeling
  • Open data sharing
  • Lessons learned from cohort studies
  • Clinical trials in precision medicine
  • The role of electronic medical records
  • Computational approaches and big-data handling

The last chapter “summarize(s) the future aspects of precision medicine and when it will be ready for global implication.”

Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections

August 11th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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In the last decades, several viruses emerged, as the consequence of cross-species passage from animal reservoirs to human being. Emerging infections always represent a significant challenge for public health system because knowledge about specific pathogens are generally little while at the same time we have few or no effective interventions. Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections explores special aspects of emerging infectious diseases including:
• Application of the theory of focality of diseases to infective syndrome
• The human-animal inter-face focusing on influenza
• The role of bats as the main reservoir of emerging and novel human pathogens
• MERS-CoV epidemiology and clinical presentation
• The immediate impact on human health of the last Zika virus outbreak
• The role and potential application of animal models for the study of emerging infections during an outbreak

UpToDate MobileComplete Available

July 28th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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You now have the option of downloading the content of UpToDate (with or without graphics) to your mobile device. It means you don’t need an internet connection to access UpToDate. However, good Wi-Fi is required for initial download and subsequent full content updates.
Options for downloading:
-1- All Topics and Graphics (1.1 GB/local storage req)
-2- All Topics only (400 MB/local storage req)
-3- No Offline Content (no extra storage req)

Downloading full-content for offline use remains optional. You can continue to use UpToDate as you have before.
Learn how to Use UpToDate MobileComplete

Strategizing national health in the 21st century

July 28th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook
Gerard Schmets, Dheepa Rajan, Sowmya Kadandale, editors
• Up-to-date and practical guidance on national health planning and strategizing for health
• A set of best practices to support strategic plans for health and represents the wealth of experience accumulated by WHO on national health policies, strategies and plans (NHPSPs)

The Manga Guide to Statistics

July 21st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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As more research at SUMC involves bioinformatics, more researchers need to learn about statistics. Are you one of those just starting out with statistical analysis? Lane has acquired print and digital copies of The Manga Guide to Statistics, one of the most popular introductory books on statistics.
• Exercises and answers at the end of each chapter
• Chapter on using Excel for statistical analysis
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Embase® Available to Stanford Users

July 14th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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To expand Lane Library’s support for systematic reviews we have added a biomedical and pharmacological abstracting and indexing database of published literature, Embase®, by Elsevier. Embase® contains over 32 million records from over 8,500 currently published journals (1947-present) and is noteworthy for its extensive coverage of the international pharmaceutical and alternative/complementary medicine literature.

  • Journal coverage 1947 – present
  • Over 2,900 indexed journals unique to Embase
  • Over 2.3 million conference abstracts indexed from more than 7,000 conferences dating from 2009
  • Full-text indexing of drug, disease,medical device data

Learn how to use Embase® effectively

Learn how Embase is used as part of systematic reviews

An American Sickness

July 13th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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An American Sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
by Elisabeth Rosenthal
Summarizes the history of the health insurance industry in the US, charting its evolution from the non-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield to the for-profit companies. Health insurance in the U.S. started in an era when “given the treatments available, within 21 days you were likely dead or cured…”

Scientific and technological developments changed medical care but not the system used by most of us to pay for it. But as the sub-title tells us, in this book Rosenthal also proposes solutions. To read an excerpt from this book, see the Spring 2017 issue of Stanford Medicine.