Lexicomp, the drug information database, released an update earlier this month with two features of interest to Jeffersonians.
Drug Shortage Information
Lexicomp has partnered with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Drug Shortages Task Force, adding to sources including ASHP, ASPEN and FDA. Specific Lexicomp monographs for drugs with existing shortage issues now include direct links to SCCM’s recommendations for therapeutic alternatives.
Lexicomp has expanded its Medical Calculators module (Lexi-CALC™) by adding more than 40 new calculators covering various formulae and conversions requested by customers. This brings the grand total of available calculators to over 130. Among the additions are:
- TPN Osmolarity Determination
- APGAR Scoring
- Benzodiazepine Dosing Conversion
- Child Pugh Classification for Severity of Liver Disease
- Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimate by CKD-EPI Equation
Meet Cristin Aptowicz, author of the newly published Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. Aptowicz spent several months in the Thomas Jefferson University Archives mining the historical collections related to Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, chair of surgery from 1841-1856.
Enjoy a complimentary lunch, book sale and signing.
- When: Thursday, September 18, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
- Where: Eakins Lounge, Jefferson Alumni Hall
This event is sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Archives, Office of Student Life and Engagement, Office of Alumni Relations and Jefferson Medical & Health Science Bookstore.
Questions? Call (215) 955-7750.
Have a few minutes to relax? Scott Library offers a collection of more than fifty popular magazines for leisure reading. These cover many interests including news, food, travel, fashion, hobbies, and popular health. The magazine collection is shelved on the 2nd floor of Scott Library near the Service Desk. The following magazines have been added this year:
- House Beautiful
- Vegetarian Times
Other titles in the collection:
- Atlantic Monthly
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Bon Appetit
- Car and Driver Read the rest of this entry »
The 2014 edition, containing data for 2013, of the popular citation impact tracker, Journal Citation Reports (JCR), has been released and is now available as part of Scott Library’s online subscription to the service. JCR tracks journals in over 200 disciplines, rating the influence and impact of each journal in the context of its discipline.
Check the release notes for weekly updates and a list of journals that were not included in this year’s JCR because of abnormal citation activity.
The 2014 edition of JCR includes:
- 10,927 of the world’s most highly cited, peer reviewed journals in 237 disciplines
- 82 countries represented
- 246 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor
- 39 journals were suppressed due to abnormal citation activity
A new AccessMedicine app is now available offering moble access to the following resources:
- Quick Medical Dx & Rx- perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
- Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology- recognized as the world’s #1 visual atlas of dermatology
- Differential Diagnosis Tool- providing more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®
- Diagnostic Tests- a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests
Download the app to your smartphone and tablet:
The app is free to download, but you must create a free MyAccess personal account to log in. View this video for help creating a MyAccess account.
Scott Library added these 12 e-books in July to the growing collection:
- Aminoff’s Neurology and General Medicine (5th ed.)
- Basic family therapy (6th ed.)
- Cardiac pacing and ICDs (6th ed.)
- Diagnostic ultrasound imaging: inside out (2nd ed.)
- ECG pocket brain 2014 (6th ed.)
- Intensive care unit manual (2nd ed.)
- Introduction to health care delivery: a primer for pharmacists (5th ed.)
- Khan’s the physics of radiation therapy (5th ed.)
- Mollison’s blood transfusion in clinical medicine (12th ed.)
- MRI for spine surgeons and specialists
- Neurological disorders due to systemic disease
- Otolaryngology prep and practice
The Jefferson Archives and Special Collections now has a Twitter account!
The new Twitter site will be used to highlight the Archives collections, including rare books, student notebooks, Civil War era artifacts, antique medical instruments, and much more! Every Monday the Archives will be posting a photograph of an antique medical instrument or artifact to its Twitter, and every Tuesday we will post more information and history on the artifact here.
This week’s question: What are trepanning braces and how were they used?
The memorial was held in Mitchell Hall at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on February 13, 1973. Dr. John Gibbon was best known for developing the heart-lung machine, performing the first open-heart operation in 1953, and initiating a new era in cardiovascular surgery.
We’ve retired the JEFFLINE name and adopted a new look that reflects the recent redesign of the Jefferson website. Most of our resources are still where you expect them to be, but some links have been relocated from the header and the footer to the left navigation area. As this new Scott Memorial Library website evolves, our goal will continue to be providing the services that help you succeed at Jefferson.
JEFFLINE began in 1987 when Scott Memorial Library brought a small subset of MEDLINE online, allowing Jefferson students and faculty to perform their own searches for the first time.
In the past year, Jeffersonians used this site to access forty databases 413,000 times, to make 272,000 help queries, and to download almost one million articles from over 13,000 journals. Many don’t even realize that they’re using the library’s services as they put these information sources to work from any location to teach, learn, research, and treat patients.
The library’s physical space continues to shift from a focus on paper-based collections to a focus on people—and we have never been busier. The Scott Memorial Library website will continue to be your source for information about the physical space as well as your gateway to a rich collection of online resources.
This July we say farewell to AISR and hello to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Our new mission is to inspire and support you to deliver your best content in the classroom, online, or at a conference. Our new organizational structure will make it easier for you to produce the instructional materials you want and to make sure you are well prepared and confident in your delivery, whatever medium you choose to use. The Center for Teaching and Learning will be led by Dr. Anthony Frisby and its services will support the educational, professional, and creative goals of Jefferson faculty, staff, and students.
The first changes you will see are in the JEFFLINE website. It will soon reflect the new One Jefferson style. Later this summer we will transition the site into distinct Scott Memorial Library and Center for Teaching and Learning sites, to clarify our missions and to help you navigate our services more efficiently.
New Specialty: Palliative Care
Palliative care is a growing interdisciplinary specialty focused on patients’ quality of life and relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. Many hospitals are developing palliative care programs to support patients and their families.
This newly launched UpToDate specialty integrates the most current information on palliative care into recommendations that span many disciplines. Content includes comprehensive information on clinical and psychosocial issues and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms.
The Medical School Press is a new publishing group that focuses exclusively on supporting medical students’ scholarly publications. Run by an international group of medical students and guided by a faculty advisory team, MSPress provides editorial services and multiple online platforms. These include the MSPress Blog, which is updated weekly by medical school contributors, and the Medical Student Press Journal, a semiannual, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The journal features scientific research papers, interviews, essays, creative writing pieces, sound pieces, and visual art. All submissions undergo a peer review process.