Category Archives: Wilmer News

Give ClinicalTrials.gov feedback on their Modernization Plan

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched an effort to modernize ClinicalTrials.gov. This project aims to “deliver an improved user experience” by updating both the public-facing website to make it easier for users to retrieve data and make changes to the protocols and systems used by those who submit information to the database. 

Whether you interact with ClinicalTrials.gov as a clinical researcher providing information on your study, a systematic reviewer searching for unpublished studies, or a clinician or patient looking for relevant trials, you have the opportunity to add your voice to their modernization process. To register your willingness to provide feedback to the NIH, fill out this form. Indicate the aspects of the resource that you wish to discuss and the length of time you can and willing to speak with the NIH about this resource.

The NIH’s five-year modernization process for ClinicalTrials.gov began in 2019 when the NLM Board of Regents established a Public Service Working Group to solicit and analyze feedback to implement resource changes. The working group began their process by putting out a broad public request for information, the results of which were provided to the public in an open meeting held during the Spring of 2020. Additional information gathering is currently being conducted as the working group decides what changes will be implemented. 

More details about their process can be found on the ClinicalTrials.gov website by going to the modernization page.

New Resource: DynaMed at Abington, Replacing UpToDate June 30, 2021

DynaMed is a clinical decision support tool that combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance, and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care.

DynaMed is now available on:

UpToDate will be available until June 30, 2021, on Wilmer Library and The Bing for Abington-Jefferson Health users.  It will not be accessible via EPIC.

Resource

DynaMed LibGuide

The one-stop resource for training videos from Ebsco, CME download instructions from UpToDate, Personal account setup information, and more.  Please bookmark and refer to it as needed.

Features of DynaMed

  • Covers 36 specialties.
  • Includes summary-level drug information powered by IBM Micromedex.
  • Includes calculators, clinical criteria, and decision trees organized by specialty.
  • Create your personal account to follow topics, access the mobile app, and track CME.
  • Creating a Personal User Account – Tutorial
  • Track and claim CME/CE/CPD when logged into your personal account
  • Claiming CME Credits and Hours – Tutorial
  • Install mobile apps for iOS or Android on up to three devices with storage options to balance offline access with file size. Log in with your personal account.
  • Mobile app tutorial
  • Follow topics when signed into your personal account to receive either all or just practice-changing updates by email or within the app.
  • Following Topics in DynaMed – Tutorial

For questions about how to access and use DynaMed, contact:    

Travis Nace, MSLIS
Librarian
Wilmer Memorial Medical Library
Abington – Jefferson Health
travis.nace@jefferson.edu
215-481-2096

DynaMed to Replace UpToDate: Trainings, Videos, FAQ

DynaMed replaced UpToDate as Jefferson’s clinical decision support tool on Monday, February 1. DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance, and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. Check out our helpful DynaMed guide for more information.

If you were tracking CME with UpToDate, you may continue to process previously earned credit by logging in directly to your account. Download this PDF for instructions. Contact UpToDate customer service for assistance.

Editor-to-Clinician Session: Wednesday, February 10
Stop by (on Zoom) to hear from DynaMed editors as they discuss the topic of Disseminated Intervascular Coagulation (DIC). The session begins at 12 p.m. Learn more by downloading our flyer and RSVP here.

Features of DynaMed

  • Covers 36 specialties.
  • Includes summary-level drug information powered by IBM Micromedex.
  • Includes calculators, clinical criteria, and decision trees organized by specialty.
  • Create your personal account to follow topics, access the mobile app, and track CME.
    Creating a Personal User Account – Tutorial
  • Track and claim CME/CE/CPD when logged into your personal account
    Claiming CME Credits and Hours – Tutorial
  • Install mobile apps for iOS or Android on up to three devices with storage options to balance offline access with file size. Log in with your personal account.
    Mobile app tutorial
  • Follow topics when signed into your personal account to receive either all or just practice-changing updates by email or within the app.
    Following Topics in DynaMed – Tutorial

DynaMed On-Demand Trainings

Watch a brief tutorial video, a recent webinar, or a case challenge:

Check out our DynaMed guide for more information and videos.

Questions? Contact AskALibrarian.

NCBI Account Changes: Action to Take

Do you use the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website to manage your PubMed MyNCBI collections, saved searches, email alerts, MyBibliography, or SciENcv profiles?  You may need to make a small change to your account to ensure that you can continue to login after June 1, 2021.

To increase security, NCBI will be getting rid of their native usernames and passwords in favor of federated account credentials. The preferred option for NIH-funded researchers is the eRA Commons account. For others, options include your Jefferson campus key, Google, or ORCID.

To get a head start on this transition, we recommend that you take a moment to link one of the accounts mentioned above. Doing so will ensure that you will be able to access your NCBI account after June 1. 

The process of linking accounts is simple:

1) Go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/ and log in using your existing NCBI username and password.

2) Click on your username in the top bar to load your NCBI Account Settings. 

3) Click the “Change” button under “Linked Accounts.” (see image below)

4) Search for the name of your preferred partner organization and then log into that account. (see image below)

If you need further assistance, contact the library by emailing AskaLibrarian@jefferson.edu or writing to the NCBI help desk info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

PubMed Clinical Queries: A new look and new filters to find COVID-19 articles!

Clinical Queries helps sift the clinical studies out of the plethora of scholarly literature in PubMed. And now it has an updated look!

Have you ever tried to find a clinical study in PubMed and been overwhelmed by all the results? Maybe you were seeing a lot of animal studies? Or too many review articles and topic summaries? PubMed Clinical Queries will get you straight to the clinical research. After typing your topic into the search box, choose from one of five clinical study categories: Therapy, Clinical Prediction Guides, Diagnosis, Etiology, and Prognosis. Each option gets at a different aspect of your clinical topic.

With this update, NLM has also added a new option for finding COVID-19 articles in eight categories including Transmission, Mechanism, Treatment, Prevention, etc. If you are looking for COVID-19 research, this is a great place to start! (See our COVID-19 guide for other COVID scholarly literature collections)

For more information, see the update in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

If you have used the Clinical Queries tool to look up Systematic Reviews in the past, you can now find the Systematic Reviews under Article Types in the PubMed results Filters. Find the list of Medical Genetics filters in the PubMed Users Guide.

Here is a step-by-step visual of how to use the new PubMed Clinical Queries:

New Resource: Check Out NCBI Datasets (Beta)

If you spend time finding, building, and sharing genomic datasets, the National Library of Medicine just saved you a ton of time!

Check out NCBI Datasets, an experimental resource that helps you to easily download eukaryotic genome sequence and annotation data. Browse by categories, build custom data tables, and even download coronavirus datasets. Datasets can be easily downloaded and shared.

This initial release allows users to retrieve genome sequence and annotation data by taxonomic name (common and scientific), taxonomy ID or assembly accession. They plan to expand NCBI Datasets include additional assemblies and other genome datasets, including alternate loci and genomic patch sequence for the Genome Reference Consortium assemblies.

For more information and instructions to use the website and share datasets, visit the NCBI Insights blog.