Dr. Eddie McDevitt and Joyce Miller (medical Librarian) are teaching a “Pubmed Clinic” at a dinner meeting on August 28th at 6 p.m. in the Health Science Pavilion. The purpose of the clinic is to teach you to be a better searcher and to link your search with full-text articles to which the medical library subscribes. If interested, please send an email to email@example.com or call ext. 4877 to sign up. Click here to view a flyer showing scope of clinic.
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Concludes: “The time course of VTE in medical patients shows that risk of symptomatic VTE is highest during the first 19 days after hospital admission, and extends into the period after discharge. “ (J Hosp Med, March, 2012) Click here to read full text.
Concludes: “There was a 2.3-fold variatin in emergency physicain adjusted admission rates and 1.7-fold variation at the hospital level. In the new era of cost containment, wide variation in this common, costly decision requires further exploration.” (Ann Emerg Med, June) Click here to read full-text.
This review article (NEJM, Mar 28) reviews the clinical problem; strategies and evidence; management; areas of uncertainty; and guidelines and consensus statement. Click here to read full-text.
“The objective of this article is to review approaches for counseling women who ask for cesarean delivery without maternal or fetal indication (known as cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR).There is no immediate expectation for CDMR to reduce the health risks of morthers or infants. Accordingly, counseling and decisions regarding CDMR should be made after considering a woman’s full reproductive plans.” Review article (JAMA, May 8) Click here to read full-text
“The protocol of a clinical trial serves as the foundation for study planning, conduct, reporting, and appraisal. However, trial protocols and existing protocol guidelines vary greatly in content and quality. This article describes the systematic development and scope of SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials) 2013, a guideline for the minimum content of a c linical trial protocol. The 33 item SPIRIT checklis applies to protocols for all clinical trials and focuses on content rather than format.” (Ann Intern Med, Feb 5) Click here to read full text.
“To assist primary care physicians in clinical decision making for women at risk for or with confirmed osteoporosis, this article presents a review of the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, recent long-term efficacy data for extended-interval bisphosphonates, recent safety concerns with bisphosphonates, and lastly, suggests strategies for improving bisphosphonate adherence and patient outcomes. (Postgrad Med, Mar 2011) Click here to read full-text.