Student Success Center re-opened

November 20th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter
We are happy to report that the Student Success Center, a division of Student Affairs, which is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library, has re-opened this morning. The Center was temporarily closed due to water damage.

New Verisons of EndNote and Write-N-Cite support Windows 2016

November 19th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter


EndNote X7, is cross-platform compatible and our end user license agreement allows an individual to install on up to three computers total.

Word processor software

  • Microsoft Word [Cite While You Write] for Windows: 2007, 2010*, 2013*. If you have Word 2016 and are not seeing the tools, go to to manually install them.


Write-N-Cite allows you to cite references from your RefWorks account with just a few clicks. With Write-N-Cite you can choose from thousands of bibliography styles and watch as it instantly formats your in-text citations, footnotes and bibliography.
Do you have questions about the latest version of Write-N-Cite, Write-N-Cite 4? See our frequently asked questions.

New Write-N-Cite for Windows (version 4.4.1376) Nov 17, 2015

We are pleased to release a new version of Write-N-Cite for Windows (version 4.4.1376). This version includes

- Support for Windows 10 and Word 2016

Update: Library Water Damage

November 18th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter
Update as of Wednesday afternoon, 11/18:
  • The Physical Therapy classroom has been relocated to the former PT classroom in the basement of Weiskotten Hall, suite # 258 WKH
  • Carpet has been removed from the PT classroom in the library,  and a small portion of the Student Success Center in the HSL.  New carpet will be ordered for the classroom; carpet squares will be installed in the Student Success Center tomorrow
  • The Student Success Center may be able to reopen on Friday, 11/20, still to be determined
  • Library basement is open, including classrooms 010 and 016
  • Basement Individual study rooms 1 – 6 are open and available; rooms 7 -11 are closed until further notice
The teamwork and efforts of Upstate’s Physical Plant staff have been extraordinary.  We thank them for their dedication to this project!

Update on Library water damage: Basement open

November 16th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

As of today, Monday 11/16 at 2PM the library basement has reopened with limited access.

  • Power has been fully restored to the basement
  • Staff offices, movable stacks, student lockers, and some open study areas are available. Study rooms 1-6 can be reserved
  • Conference rooms 016 and 010 are not yet open
  • All library security doors are operating as normal

Physical plant staff are working on repairing the damaged areas, so noise levels may be distracting.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call the Library at 315-464-7091.

ALERT: Limited Library access due to water damage

November 13th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Due to water damage, there is limited access to several areas of the Library.  The following areas are closed:  Physical Therapy Classrooms, Student Affairs Student Success Office (rm. 125) and the basement.  The 2nd and 3rd floors remain open.  If you have any questions, please call the Library at 315-464-7091.


November is National Family Caregivers Month

November 12th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

November is National Family Caregivers Month, honoring the great number of relatives, friends and neighbors involved in caring for those Americans needing assistance in the home. The nonprofessional caregivers render an important and devoted service, not just to the recipients, but society. In an aging nation, volunteer caregiving lessens the strain on the country’s medical system and provides an estimated $375 billion worth of service annually. Up to 30 percent of American adults are involved in some level of caregiving toward an ill or disabled loved one. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at

From the U. S census Bureau.

Check out these resources of interest:

If you would like more information on caregiving resources, please contact the library at, or by calling 315-464-7091.


Veterans Day: Medical Personnel serving during WWII

November 11th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Mobile military hospitals were organized by the U.S. Department of War as early as 1940 in anticipation of American involvement in World War II. These mobile hospitals would be used for surgical and medical treatment of casualties suffered in combat. The 52nd General Hospital was one such hospital which was affiliated with Syracuse University College of Medicine. This sub collection offers an extensive look at the life of medical personnel who served during training in Camp Livingston, Louisiana and at the actual camp in Kidderminster, England.

View the image collection.

In addition to photographs, several oral histories from members of the 52nd are available in this collection. For more information about the 52nd General Hospital, read an excellent history found in “SUNY Upstate Medical University: A Pictorial History”.

To learn more contact Upstate’s Historical Collection. The Historical Collections department of the Upstate Health Sciences Library is the official home of the archives of the 52nd General Hospital.














Extra Life: Play Games. Heal Kids.

November 11th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Are you a gamer? Are you looking to give back, and have fun while doing it? Join Extra Life!

Extra Life is a nationwide 24-hour gaming marathon supported by the Children’s Miracle Network.

How to play:

1.       Sign up for Extra Life

2.       Recruit team members (not required)

3.       Ask family and friends to donate to your fundraiser

4.       Spend 24 hours gaming; You pick the game, the place, the day

5.       Have FUN


Following these steps will directly support SUNY UPSTATE Golisano Children’s Hospital. You can make a difference! features Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

November 4th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Edited by Myron F. Weiner, M.D., and Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page at

In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country’s leading experts in the field.

In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

You’ll have access to Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias as a PDF download for the month of November at

DynaMed EBM Focus 41: Influenza Vaccination and Influenza-Associated Pneumonia

October 29th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Last week 581 journal articles were evaluated via DynaMed’s Systematic Literature Surveillance and summaries of 216 articles were added to DynaMed content.

Based on criteria for selecting “articles most likely to inform clinical practice,” one article was selected by the DynaMed Editorial Team.


Influenza Vaccination and Influenza-Associated Pneumonia

Reference – JAMA 2015 Oct 13;314(14):1488 (level 2 [mid-level] evidence)

  • Influenza vaccination reduced the risk of hospitalization due to influenza-associated pneumonia by about 50%.
  • In subgroup analyses, the vaccine was most effective in children, patients who were not immunocompromised, and patients without chronic disease.

Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons ≥ 6 months of age, optimally before seasonal influenza activity begins in the community. The highest risk groups for influenza-associated complications include young children, adults over 50 years old, persons with chronic disorders, pregnant women, and immunocompromised patients, and these groups, and household contacts and caregivers, are especially encouraged to receive seasonal vaccination. In addition, healthcare personnel are also considered a high priority for vaccination (MMWR Recomm Rep 2013 Sep 20;62(RR-07):1). Previous studies have shown that influenza vaccination can reduce influenza illness and hospitalizations (BMC Med 2013 Jun 25;11:153, Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Mar 13;(3):CD001269).  However, the ability of influenza vaccines to specifically prevent hospitalizations for influenza-associated community-acquired pneumonia has not been well studied.  In a recent nested case-control study from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community study, 2,767 adults and children > 6 months old hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia during 3 influenza seasons and with verified influenza vaccine status were assessed for influenza infection.  Patients with recent hospitalizations, severe immunocompromise, or incomplete vaccination status, and/or those residing in chronic care facilities were excluded.

Laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection was found in 162 patients (5.9%), while the remaining 2,605 patients were influenza negative. Overall, 28.7% were vaccinated with the current season influenza vaccine at least 14 days before they developed pneumonia.  Comparing cases of influenza-associated pneumonia to influenza-negative controls, the rate of influenza vaccination was 17% vs. 29% (p < 0.001) and the estimated vaccine effectiveness for preventing pneumonia due to influenza was 56.7% (95% CI 31.9%-72.5%).  In subgroup analyses, vaccine effectiveness was higher in children, patients who were not immunocompromised, and patients without chronic disease.

Community-acquired pneumonia is a major health concern, accounting for approximately 1 million hospitalizations in the United States in 2010 alone (National Hospital Discharge Survey 2010 PDF). Respiratory viruses are the most frequently detected pathogens in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (N Engl J Med 2015 Jul 30;373(5):415), and they can increase susceptibility to secondary bacterial infections. In this study, influenza was detected in 6% of pneumonia cases, of whom 83% had not received their yearly influenza vaccination.  Overall in the United States, only about 50% of persons aged ≥ 6 months receive annual influenza vaccinations, despite clear recommendations (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Dec 12;63(49):1151).  The results of this study suggest that patients who received the influenza vaccination decreased their risk of hospitalization due to influenza-associated pneumonia by more than half, a timely reminder in places where the season for flu vaccination has already begun.

For more information, see the Influenza vaccines in adults and Influenza vaccines in children topics in DynaMed Plus. DynaMed users click here and here.