- PubMed and Internet Explorer 7 Posted Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:14 amWhile searching PubMed using Internet Explorer 7 as your browser, you may have noticed a warning saying, "You are currently running Internet Explorer 7. NCBI will stop supporting this browser on 1 January 2013." This only impacts Internet Explorer 7; newer versions of Internet Explorer will function properly.
While PubMed will continue to function as you use Internet Explorer 7, over time you will notice Internet Explorer 7 will have difficulty rendering pages correctly. It may be weeks or months before this happens. The best solutions are to upgrade to Internet Explorer 10 or to choose a different browser when using PubMed.
For full details on this decision, and information about supported web browsers, please visit this webpage: http://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2013/02/05/what-does-ncbis-internet-explorer-7-warning-mean/
- NLM PubReader Unveiled! Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 4:40 pmThe National Library of Medicine has developed a new, more user-friendly interface for reading journal articles in the PubMed Central archive [PMC]. The PubReader view of articles is optimized for small-screen devices such as tablets or smart phones. Navigate through the article by swiping or tapping the pages. Open figures from anywhere in the article without losing your place. Tap in-text citations to view the record in PubMed or to read the full works cited list. Don't use a tablet or other small-screen device? Don't worry! PubReader is fully functional on your home or work computer with the major web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Feel free to contact your local medical librarian for more information about PubReader: Sandi L. Bates or Dawn Hackman in Grand Forks, Mary Markland in Fargo, Marcia Francis in Bismarck, and Karen Anderson in Minot. You can also read the original announcement on the PMC website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/about/pubreader/.
- Access Medicine: Take a Tour Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:39 pmTake a quick site tour of Access Medicine that highlights the interactive features of the website.
- PubMed: Update Your Skills Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 3:17 pmThere are many ways to update your PubMed Skills. If you have a block of dedicated time, give the PubMed Tutorial a try. If you only have a few minutes, and would like a brief tutorial on a specific PubMed topic, you might like to try a PubMed Quick Tour. And of course, if you have questions or would like to have some one-on-one assistance, please contact one of our librarians.
- Banned Book Week Observed Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 1:28 pmBanned Book Week is Sept. 30 to Oct. 6. In observance the North Dakota Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee created a 2:30 "read out" video featuring banned books. View North Dakota's video for the 50 State Salute to Banned Book Week at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxMWYe5S8YI
- Looking for ICD-9 or ICD-10 Codes Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 12:24 pmThere are several ways to find these codes in the library resources. Give DynaMed a try. Go to DynaMed in the Selected Resources section of the library web site Then search for the disease or condition. When you go to the specific screen for that disease or condition you will find a link for ICD-9 / ICD-10 codes.
If you have questions about finding Codes or searching DynaMed, please contact one of our librarians.
- Docs' Sensitivity & Good Outcomes Posted Monday, September 17, 2012, 10:47 amResults of a study that measures doctors level of empathy with patients indicates lower rates of serious complications. To read the news release on the MedlinePlus site see Docs' Sensitivity to Patients' Feelings Tied to Good Outcomes .
The article abstract from PubMed follows:
To test the hypothesis that scores of a validated measure of physician empathy are associated with clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes mellitus.
This retrospective correlational study included 20,961 patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus from a population of 284,298 adult patients in the Local Health Authority, Parma, Italy, enrolled with one of 242 primary care physicians for the entire year of 2009. Participating physicians' Jefferson Scale of Empathy scores were compared with occurrence of acute metabolic complications (hyperosmolar state, diabetic ketoacidosis, coma) in diabetes patients hospitalized in 2009.
Patients of physicians with high empathy scores, compared with patients of physicians with moderate and low empathy scores, had a significantly lower rate of acute metabolic complications (4.0, 7.1, and 6.5 per 1,000 patients, respectively, P < .05). Logistic regression analysis showed physicians' empathy scores were associated with acute metabolic complications: odds ratio (OR) = 0.59 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.37-0.95, contrasting physicians with high and low empathy scores). Patients' age also contributed to the prediction of acute metabolic complications: OR = 1.7 (95% CI, 1.2-1.4). Physicians' gender and age, patients' gender, type of practice (solo, association), geographical location of practice (mountain, hills, plain), and length of time the patient had been enrolled with the physician were not associated with acute metabolic complications.
These results suggest that physician empathy is significantly associated with clinical outcome for patients with diabetes mellitus and should be considered an important component of clinical competence. PMID: 22836852
The full article is available by going to Sept. 2012 issue of Academic Medicine (Vol 87, No 9, pg 1243 - 1249.
- Predatory Publishing Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:23 pmIt is always important to carefully review publishing possibilities. The article in the August, 2012, issue of The Scientist might provide you with some food for thought.
- Databib: Repository of Research Data Posted Friday, September 7, 2012, 12:26 pmDatabib is a collaborative, annotated bibliography of primary research data repositories developed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of Databib is to maximize the connections that can be made between researchers and data repositories in a bibliographic context. Learn more and give it a try at http://databib.org
- GeneEd: a new database Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:58 amGeneEd is a new educational resource, released by the National Library of Medicine. It has been developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 - 12 to learn genetics. The database allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.
The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHRGI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels.
Visit the GeneEd database at http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov/