Dogs Do Wellness in the library today!December 5th, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
Free licks and kisses from the Pathway to Wellness Therapy Dogs.
These furry friends will be in the library today from 11:30-1, stop in for a wag!
Web survey winner announced, more chances to win in 2014December 4th, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
Thanks to everyone who participated in our web site survey last month. The winner was contacted on November 29th and will be presented a $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card.
Stay tuned for more chances to win in the new year. In the meantime, the survey will remain up in case anyone has any helpful web site feedback they’d like to share!
eBook of the month: Perez and Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation OncologyDecember 3rd, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
Designed to provide the reader with a definitive, authoritative, and comprehensive review of radiation oncology.
The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this landmark work has been completely overhauled to better represent the rapidly changing field of radiation oncology. This edition has an updated interior design including full-color throughout, and a new companion Website featuring the fully searchable text with all the images.
This comprehensive textbook provides an understanding of every aspect of radiation oncology—the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of irradiation on normal tissues, and site-specific applications of radiation therapy either as a single modality or as part of a multimodality treatment program. This edition places greater emphasis on use of radiation oncology in palliative and supportive care as well as therapy. Six new chapters cover stereotactic irradiation outside the CNS; photodynamic therapy; radiation and gene therapy; prostate—intermediate and high risk; oncologic imaging/oncologic anatomy; and economics of radiation oncology. Other highlights include expanded coverage of new molecular biology and targeted therapies and greater emphasis on dose conformality, IMRT, IGRT, new radiation therapy delivery machines, radiosurgery, dose painting, and innovative brachytherapy.
You can access Perez and Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology from the Health Sciences Library website select Find Books> Electronic Books> and begin typing the title in the ebook search box, and the field will auto-populate.
PsychiatryOnline.org Feature: Clinical Manual for Management of PTSDDecember 2nd, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
PsychOnline Book of the Month: December
Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD
Edited by David M. Benedek, M.D., DFAPA, and Gary H. Wynn, M.D.
December brings Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD, edited by David M. Benedek, M.D., DFAPA, and Gary H. Wynn, M.D.
The Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD brings together dozens of experts from around the world to provide clinicians with the latest information on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a practical resource, this manual covers a wide range of topics relevant to clinical practice and addresses both the basics of each area as well as specific aspects of diagnosis and treatment.
For simple use and ease of reference, this text is divided into several sections: first, an overview of the history, biology, epidemiology, assessment methods, and comorbidities of PTSD; second, explorations of the various modes of therapeutics and management; and third, special topics such as PTSD in military settings, sexual assault, older and juvenile victims of trauma, and traumatic brain injury. This structure ensures that readers understand the complexities of this disorder as well as the best practices for these situations.
- Covers neurobiology and epidemiology of the disorder
- Provides an overview of diagnosis and comorbidities, as well as PTSD as a manifestation in conjunction with other diagnoses
- Describes various treatments, including pharmacology, therapy, managing aggression and violence, emerging therapies, and disability issues
- Touches on specific patient populations, such as children and adolescents, sexual assault survivors, military and veteran populations, geriatrics, and TBI patients, as well as sociocultural considerations
- Presents controversial aspects of the diagnosis
- Includes numerous tables to help summarize the available data
While the concepts and therapeutic modalities presented in this manual are supported by convincing research and a robust evidence basis for efficacy, the authors also encourage clinicians to make use of their understanding of the individual patient, the context of any treatment, and further individualized inquiry when considering any therapy discussed in this text. The Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD provides clinicians and students with a consolidated and thoughtful reference which can be used to complement and enhance their everyday practice.
You can access the Book of the Month from the PsychiatryOnline.org homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Find Articles> Databases> and search PsyhchiatryOnline.
You’ll have access to the Clinical Manual of Electroconvulsive Therapy as a PDF download for the month of December.
Rosamund Gifford Lecture SeriesNovember 27th, 2013 by Amy Slutzky
Read a new author — Expand Your Mind!
Each year, the Rosamund Gifford Lecture Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library in Syracuse, brings several world-famous authors to speak in Syracuse. Books written by each of these authors are now available in the Health Sciences Library’s Bestsellers Collection. Several are currently on display at the Library’s Customer Services Desk.
Come check them out!
This year’s speakers:
- Jeffrey Eugenides – October 29, 2013
- Gail Collins – November 26, 2013
- Lee Child – December 17, 2013
- Francine Prose – March 11, 2014
- Neil Gaiman – April 29, 2014
- Eric Schlosser – May 20, 2014
Dog days at the library- therapy dogs visit December 4th and 5thNovember 22nd, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
Come relax, calm down and enjoy the unconditional love of some 4 legged buddies! A slobbering good time will be had by all!
When: Wed. Dec. 4, 11:30 – 1 and Thurs. Dec. 5, 11:30 – 1
Where: Health Sciences Library, Weiskotten Hall
Sponsored by: Pathways to Wellness, www.upstate.edu/wellness
Enter for your chance to win by November 28th!November 21st, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
Help us improve our website, complete a short survey for a chance to win a $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card. Winner to be drawn November 29th.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSLwebsite
AccessMedicine, AccessEmergency Medicine, & AccessSurgery moving to new platformNovember 20th, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
In January 2014, the Access online medical products including AccessMedicine will be moving to a new web platform!
Some of the updates you’lll find on the new platform include:
- Smarter Search – Our search algorithm now offers better filtering options to help you find the content you need more easily
- Remote Access Using Just Your My Access Account - Users can now login in anywhere using just their My Access account
- Responsive Design For Mobile – Great viewing experience no matter what device you use
- Enhanced Custom Curriculum Functionality for Rotation Management – The curriculum creation process will be easier and will allow for quick adaptation to suit your program’s needs
Library Closed for Thanksgiving ObservanceNovember 18th, 2013 by Barbara Hopkins
The Library will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2013, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal hours resume on Saturday, November 30th, 10 am – 9 pm. Have a safe holiday.
Wednesday – 7:30 am – 7 pm
Thursday – THANKSGIVING CLOSED
Friday – 7:30 am – 7 pm
Saturday – Normal hours resume 10 am – 9 pm
Learn How to Critically Appraise a Randomized TrialNovember 14th, 2013 by Laura Schlueter
What: Critical appraisal workshop evaluating the randomized trial Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet (N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1279-1290)
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour
Presenters: Brian Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
During this 1-hour session, Dr. Alper will take an in-depth look at the DynaMed critical appraisal process and apply the DynaMed 7-step evidence-based methodology to the published randomized trial, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet (N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1279-1290). This webinar will demonstrate, educate and inform attendees on:
Why full-text evaluation of clinical articles is required
Potential biases of randomized trials that may influence the evidence
Evaluation of trial methodology
About the Speaker:
This Webinar will be presented by Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Founder of DynaMed and VP of EBM Research & Development, Policy, and Content Quality. Dr. Alper has experience teaching and researching critical appraisal of research for clinical application, and developing critical appraisal criteria for advancing evidence-based medicine methodology.