New and Enchanced Lexicomp Online Features

August 6, 2014

Lexicomp enhancements

Lexicomp Online has enhanced and added several new features to help make the database usability more streamlined.

  • Comparative efficacy data is now accessible through a direct link within the core drug monographs. Previously, a separate search was necessary, so this should help ease workflow when researching.
  • Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information has partnered with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and its Drug Shortages Task Force to supplement Lexicomp drug shortage information. Monographs for drugs with current shortage issues will now include links to SCCM’s recommendations for alternatives.
  • Lexicomp has expanded its Medical Calculator module, adding over 40 new calculators developed per customer requests. Some of the new calculators include Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimate and Benzodiazepine Dosing Conversion. There are now over 130 calculators available through Lexicomp.

NJH patrons can access Lexicomp Online through the library’s homepage and see additional notes on these and other new features.


USPSTF A-Z Topic Guide

August 4, 2014

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a list of all preventative measure recommendations, including screenings, counseling, immunizations, and preventative measures. The comprehensive list can be viewed alphabetically by topic and includes all active, inactive, and in progress recommendations for children, adolescents, and adults. The full list can be viewed on their website at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstopics.htm#A-Z


Have you Recently Contributed to a Book?

May 30, 2014

National Jewish Health faculty and staff: If you’ve recently contributed to professional books, please let us know so we can add a copy to our collection. All donations and suggested titles are welcome.

Email Peggy with suggestions and keep up the hard work!


Incoming ATS President Stresses Importance of Clinical Scientists

May 16, 2014

At National Jewish Health, clinicians and researchers work together to discover innovative therapies to improve patient health. Our focus on personalized medicine and translational research is in line with incoming ATS President, Dr. Thomas Ferkol’s initiative to involve more “clinical scientists” in respiratory medicine.

MedPage today interviews Dr. Ferkol about this initiative.

“One of the difficulties that we’re seeing — we certainly see this in pediatric pulmonology and I’m afraid that we are a harbinger of things to come — is that there are fewer and fewer people who are going into the field and becoming physician scientists or clinical investigators,” he explained in an interview.

Now with technology to understand complex networks of genes, gene products, and environmental factors that influence lung health and disease “we are truly entering an era where we can unlock the mysteries of lung disease,” he told MedPage Today.

But “in order to really make this happen, we need to have pulmonary scientists and clinical investigators who can bring these discoveries from the bench to the bedside,” he said.

Read the full story.

Read about NJH’s research initiatives.

Thomas Ferkol, Jr., MD

Thomas Ferkol, Jr., MD


Colorado Demographic & Health Statistics

April 30, 2014

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April 22, 2014

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Earth Day: Environmental Health Resources

April 22, 2014

 

 

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Earth Day Reference Guide – resources from the Library of Congress’s Science Technology & Business Division. Includes sections on:

  • How to live and work sustainably
  • Ecosystems – flora and fauna; climatology and weather
  • Geography and geology
  • Student resources
  • Historical resources
  • Organizations

 

EHT

Environmental Health & Toxicology – consumer and professional resources from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.

 

 

toxnet

TOXNET – a collection of databases from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services on hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, and environmental health. Includes:

  • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) – comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for more than 5,000 chemicals.
  • TOXMAP®  – uses United States maps to explore data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund programs.
  • Haz-Map® – information on the health effects of exposure to chemical and biological agents used in industry, on the job and at home.

 


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