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ebook of the month: Rudolph’s Pediatrics

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

AccessPediatrics presents: Rudolph’s Pediatrics

Authors: Colin D. Rudolph, Abraham M. Rudolph, George E. Lister, Lewis R. First, Anne A. Gershon

From the Preface: Rudolph’s Pediatrics provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the underlying biological principles, clinical features, and treatment of diseases of infants, children, and adolescents. The rapid expansion of our knowledge of both normal childhood development and pediatric disease processes, spurred by the advent of new technologies and molecular medicine, makes it increasingly difficult to achieve these goals in a single volume textbook without curtailing the discussion of various topics. Therefore, we have embarked on a new approach that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage in the print version, augmented with additional tables and figures in a DVD attached to the textbook. We also have prepared an even more comprehensive version of the textbook that will be available as an online publication as part of AccessPediatrics.

You can access Rudolph’s Pediatrics from the Health Sciences Library website select Find Books> Electronic Books> and browse or search by title.

Implications of FDA Regulation of Medical Devices: When is an iPad more than an iPad?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

AAMC Webinar: Implications of FDA Regulation of Medical Devices: When is an iPad more than an iPad?

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Register Now!

On September 25, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications. As applications on mobile devices are used with increasing regularity in health care, the FDA has now provided an analytical framework for determining if a mobile device running a health app is a medical device. To illustrate the significance of this guidance and what it means for the future use of mobile applications in patient care and education, the AAMC is hosting a webinar with Sharon R. Klein, JD, partner at Pepper Hamilton, LLP to explore how it plays into the larger picture of data privacy, patient care, and government regulations. The 60-minute webinar will be held July 23 from 1-2 pm (EST). For more information, please contact

Featured book: Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

July Book of the Month:
Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment
by Frederick J. Stoddard, Jr., M.D., Anand Pandya, M.D., and Craig L. Katz, M.D.

The field of disaster psychiatry is more important than ever, in response to disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Today, disaster psychiatry encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical interests, ranging from public health preparations and early psychological interventions to psychiatric consultation to surgical units and psychotherapeutic interventions to alleviate stress in children and families after school shootings, hurricanes, or civil conflict. Although disaster mental health is still a young field, research is gradually yielding methods for accurately identifying valid relationships among preexisting risk factors, postdisaster mental health problems, and effective interventions.

With its practical approach to readiness, response, and intervention and its focus on evidence-based recommendations for psychiatric evaluation and interventions, Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment is an invaluable manual for educator and student alike. The manual draws on a variety of sources, including the peer-reviewed scientific literature, the clinical wisdom imparted by front-line psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and the experiences of those who have organized disaster mental health services, including the American Psychiatric Association and Disaster Psychiatry Outreach. Each chapter provides clear and concise information and in-depth review, followed by helpful study questions and answers. This book has been developed to give professionals the knowledge they need to respond swiftly and appropriately when disaster strikes.

You can access the Book of the Month from the 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 Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment as a PDF download for the month of July.

Julie Herman photography on display in the Scholars’ Den

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Artist’s statement:

I am interested in the spaces that people have forgotten. The places that once had function and purpose, but are now desolate and deteriorating. While photographing, I imagine the circumstances under which these locations became abandoned, and the stories of those who had been there. I enjoy exploring structures and discovering objects that weren’t important enough to save, yet were not worthless enough to destroy. Left in a limbo of sorts, these places and items are left to be consumed by the elements. The earth gradually reclaims man’s monuments? the wind and weeds slowly but systematically dismantling what we had once worked so hard to create. In vacant warehouses and factories, I trace the light as it streams through shattered windows and across broken machinery. Although the remnants of these structures are frequently seen as blights on the landscape, I find them to be beautiful tributes to our history.

Julie Herman received her BFA in photography from Alfred University in 2004. She loves to collect and experiment with antique film cameras, of which she now has forty seven. All of these photographs were taken using a medium format Mamiya, and the resulting negatives and prints were developed in a traditional darkroom. Julie is employed by Light Work, a nonprofit arts organization that supports emerging and underrepresented photographers.

Login for Off Campus Access to Journals and Citation Look-up

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

At this time, off campus users will need to use their Network (Novell/Ldap) log in to view our Journal holdings and Citation Look-up feature. This is a functionality of a new article linking service SUNY and the Health Sciences Library is implementing:

Log in to view these services:

We apologize for the technical issues earlier today, however off campus access should be working correctly now.

We are here to assist you as we transition to the new service.  Please call the library main number, 464-7091 to be connected with a librarian if you have any trouble locating full text, linking to articles, finding a journal or specific citation.

As we continue the implementation process, we are working to remove the log in requirement for off campus browsing and lookup options, limiting the logging in only to accessing journal level articles and abstracts.

HSL implements new article linking service

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Effective this week, the Health Sciences Library will be transitioning to a new article linking service.

How do I find fulltext holdings from Upstate?

Previously in the database search results, clicking “Owned by Upstate?” would check our holdings.

We are now using Ebsco’s Linksource service. To check our holdings, look for either

Owned by Upstate?  text or icon, or the word “Linksource” on the article results page.

Once clicked, the link will take you to a landing page that allows you to:

  • check for Full Text Holdings
  • view Additional Resources such as submitting an ILL request for the article, or adding the citation to Refworks
  • view NYSL holdings or check for eligibility







Please bear with us as we work through this transition, as you may experience difficulty accessing our holdings during this transition. Please feel free to contact us for assistance at  (315) 464-7091 or


June 19 – MTM webinar: Learn the expectations of Comprehensive Medication Review

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Webinar: MTM Part 2: Service-level Expectations of a Comprehensive Medication Review

Date: Thu, June 19, 2014

Time: 02:00PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour


Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is becoming a “must” for healthcare professionals, but are you prepared to provide this service? Are there consistent processes you should follow? Are you familiar with the term “service-level expectations” and what it means in regard to providing MTM for your patients?

Recent CMS Health Policy Fellow Dr. Brian Isetts returns for the webinar “MTM Part 2: Service-level Expectations of a Comprehensive Medication Review” on Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m. EST. In case you missed it, watch Dr. Isetts’ first session, attended by hundreds in February, that looks at the evolution of and need for MTM.
This upcoming webinar will explore:

  •  The complete and comprehensive process for working with patients to achieve their drug therapy treatment goals
  • Evidence supporting improved outcomes of a Comprehensive Medication Review
  • Techniques for engaging patients and families in comprehensive, team-based medication management features Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Book of the Month: June
Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence
by John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., and Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A.

The Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence will serve as a reliable guide for the addition of buprenorphine treatment into existing clinical practices, both for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Adopting a new treatment modality can be challenging, yet the need to expand treatment services to include buprenorphine is urgent—and this book meets both challenges. The potential to improve the lives of patients with the disease of opioid addiction is great, and this book offers concrete and practical advice for managing patients in an office-based setting. This handbook:

  • Highlights the importance of counseling as an essential component of quality buprenorphine treatment
  • Provides the dimensions of assessment and available treatment options to ensure that patients receive the appropriate intensity of care
  • Urges clinicians to locate therapists trained in cognitive-behavior therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and 12-step facilitation
  • Stresses the importance of care coordination with treatment counselors in order to deliver maximally effective buprenorphine treatment


You can access the Book of the Month from the 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 Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence as a PDF download for the month of June.


ebook of the month: Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Sciencedirect presents: Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

Author: John C.M. Brust, M.D.

As more drugs are “designed,” more research is being done, and substance abuse remains a serious international problem, this reference remains important to neurologic literature.

From googlebooks: Neurologic symptoms and signs are associated with the use of recreationally abused drugs. Among the serious neurologic and medical complications are coma, trauma, infection, seizures, stroke, altered mentation, peripheral neuropathies, myelopathies, Parkinsonism, visual disturbances, dyskinesias, cerebellar ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects. The less alarming sequelae are myriad (fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, etc.). Dr. Brust has written the most comprehensive source available to the point of being encyclpedic, including references. But, as one reviewer points outt, “The book is not tedious reading…” It is in fact well organized and readable, with his own brand of erudition. Almost entertaining, Dr Brust’s style does delight, as in: “Bizzare even by the often rococo standards of substance abuse is “toad licking.”

You can access Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse from the Health Sciences Library website select Find Books> Electronic Books> and browse or search by title.

Featured Resource: Henry Stewart Talks

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Health Sciences Library provides acesss to Henry Steward Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. The resource contains over 1,500 online audio-visual seminar style talks, each especially commissioned from leading world experts. The collection is regularly updated and growing, sample categories in this collection include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

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