Practice changing updates in Dynamed

DynaMed Alert: Recent Updates (Alert Date: 06/30/2015 02:08:39 AM)

Treatment for tobacco use
Incentives (vouchers for goods or services) appear to increase smoking cessation in pregnant women, and contingent rewards may be more effective than guaranteed payments (Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 May 18)

Treatment for tobacco use
Incentives may increase smoking cessation in adults (Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 May 18)

Treatment for tobacco use
Monetary rewards-based incentive programs increase abstinence rates at end of treatment and at 12 months compared to usual care (N Engl J Med 2015 May 28)

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Incidence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction decreased between 2000 and 2010 in Olmstead County, Minnesota (JAMA Intern Med 2015 Jun 1)

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
HFpEF associated with lower cardiovascular mortality than heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (JAMA Intern Med 2015 Jun 1)

Glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes
Intensive glucose control may reduce long-term risk of major cardiovascular events, but not mortality (N Engl J Med 2015 Jun 4)

Community-acquired pneumonia in children
Ultrasound can be used to diagnose pneumonia (Pediatrics 2015 Apr)

Atopic dermatitis
Topical pimecrolimus 1% appears similar in efficacy and safety to low- to medium-potency topical corticosteroid in children aged 3-12 months with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (Pediatrics 2015 Apr)

Using SciENcv to Fulfill New BioSketch Regs

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Library & Knowledge Services will hold two additional training sessions on the new BioSketch format for NIH/AHRQ grants.

  • Thurs, June 4th: J104, 10-11am
  • Fri, June 5th: J105, 10-11am

We’ll cover the basics:

  • How do I comply with the new requirement?
  • How do MyBibliography, MyNCBI, eRA commons and SciENcv interact?
  • Best workflow for researcher and coordinating staff

If you can’t attend, please contact me to arrange an individual session.

Useful links:

Quick instructional videos (from NIH)

Tips for Setting up an UpToDate Anywhere Account

For remote/mobile access and CME credit register for an individual account:

  • You must be on campus to register
  • Register with the name on your as it appears on your medical license to seamlessly submit CME credits.
  • Use the settings to select the type of CME credits you wish to complete.
  • A re-verification timer will turn off your remote/mobile access if you do not log in to your account for 30 days. Account can be reactivated on campus only.
  • Previous personal accounts with UTD can be rolled over into an NJH account – allowing your other subscription to lapse – and the CME log will be retained.

NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the earthquake in Nepal, please let them know of this service.

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. EAI was activated four times in the past, including following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.

Resources on Earthquakes

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on disaster response:

For questions regarding these resources, please e-mail or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or 301.594.5983 internationally.

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.