Podcast: The Recommended Dose with Ray Moyniham

Hosted by journalist and health researcher Dr. Ray Moynihan, The Recommended Dose podcast tackles the big questions in health and explores the insights, evidence and ideas of extraordinary researchers, thinkers, writers and health professionals from around the globe.

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Net Neutrality

Network neutrality protections were approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 and affirmed by the federal appeals court in 2016. The Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) support net neutrality. Revoking net neutrality protections would mean that broadband businesses would no longer face regulation under Title II of the Communications Act, opening the door for anti-consumer practices such as paid prioritization for applications and services. Instead of recognizing that unfettered Internet access has become essential to modern life, providers could charge more for access, slow down access, for instance, in rural or intercity areas, or offer preferential treatment to certain content.

Why net neutrality matters:

  • Health sciences libraries require an open internet to provide
    • unencumbered access to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) almost 300 databases that support health care, education, and research; and
    • Internet access to images that support telemedicine. Health-E-Access at the University of Rochester, for example, connects underserved children to telehealth opportunities via broadband internet access. It has enabled access to experts for more than 10,000 child visits.
  • The public requires Internet access without restriction and barriers to access health information. As an example, 65,000 people access ClinicalTrials.gov daily. And PubMed Central provided access to more than 4.2 million biomedical full-text articles.

A vote is set for December 14th unless strong disapproval from Congress forces a pause in the vote. To leave a comment for the FCC on Proceeding #17-108 go to www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express

Ten highly cited NJH papers from 2017

Indexed in Web of Science (October 2017)

Dransfield MT, Kunisaki KM, Strand MJ, Anzueto A, Bhatt SP, Bowler RP, et al. Acute Exacerbations and Lung Function Loss in Smokers with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;195(3):324-30.

El Agha E, Moiseenko A, Kheirollahi V, De Langhe S, Crnkovic S, Kwapiszewska G, et al. Two-Way Conversion between Lipogenic and Myogenic Fibroblastic Phenotypes Marks the Progression and Resolution of Lung Fibrosis. Cell Stem Cell. 2017;20(2):261-+.

Jones SM, Sicherer SH, Burks AW, Leung DYM, Lindblad RW, Dawson P, et al. Epicutaneous immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy in children and young adults. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2017;139(4):1242-+.

Keene JD, Jacobson S, Kechris K, Kinney GL, Foreman MG, Doerschuk CM, et al. Biomarkers Predictive of Exacerbations in the SPIROMICS and COPDGene Cohorts. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;195(4):473-81.

Lewinsohn DM, Leonard MK, LoBue PA, Cohn DL, Daley CL, Desmond E, et al. Official American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017;64(2):111-5.

Nathan SD, Albera C, Bradford WZ, Costabel U, Glaspole I, Glassberg MK, et al. Effect of pirfenidone on mortality: pooled analyses and meta-analyses of clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2017;5(1):33-41.

Nolte H, Casale TB, Lockey RF, Fogh BS, Kaur A, Lu S, et al. Epinephrine Use in Clinical Trials of Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice. 2017;5(1):84-+.

Olivier KN, Griffith DE, Eagle G, McGinnis JP, Micioni L, Liu K, et al. Randomized Trial of Liposomal Amikacin for Inhlation in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;195(6):814-23.

Raghu G, Brown KK, Collard HR, Cottin V, Gibson KF, Kaner RJ, et al. Efficacy of simtuzumab versus placebo in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a randomised, double-blind, controlled, phase 2 trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2017;5(1):22-32.

Stray-Pedersen A, Sorte HS, Samarakoon P, Gambin T, Chinn IK, Akdemir ZHC, et al. Primary immunodeficiency diseases: Genomic approaches delineate heterogeneous Mendelian disorders. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2017;139(1):232-45.

 

Trouble with EndNote and PubMed?

Have you gotten the dreaded “No matching references” notice when trying to search PubMed from within EndNote? PubMed’s new API structure, which went into effect last year, has caused issues for many older versions of EndNote when the citation manager tries to query the PubMed database.

How can you fix this?

  • EndNote X8: If you have EndNote X8, this will not be an issue.
  • EndNote X7: If you are running EndNote X7, be sure to update to update to version X7.7.1.
  • EndNote X6 and prior: These versions will no longer be able to search PubMed reliably from inside of EndNote. To continue using EndNote X6 and prior with PubMed, records will need to be downloaded from the NLM website using the steps in this article. If you need to work with PubMed in the future, we recommend upgrading to the current version of EndNote.
Contact Purchasing to get information on pricing or to order an EndNote update.
For more information, tips, and tutorials on using EndNote, check out our guide.

August Newsletter

We’re settling into our new space and are excited for the furniture, study carrels and additional computers coming later this month. In the meantime, our print collection is ready and available, including new books for patients in our Health Information Center. One new title to check out is The Harvard Medical School Guide to A Good Night’s Sleep.

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You can read more about it and what’s going on in the library in our monthly newsletter.

Library Newsletter August 2017