Scheduled Refworks Downtime – August 20, 2016

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure. ProQuest platforms (including Refworks and Digital Dissertations) will be unavailable beginning at at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours.

Posted in Service Disruptions

APA Style CENTRAL®

The PCOM Library is pleased to provide access to the new APA Style CENTRAL®!

Thanks to all who provided feedback.

The advantages include:

1. Digital library of APA Style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing, and searches the APA Manual of Style by topic area.
2. Plan sound research with the research tools, and build a reference library with customized APA Style reference templates.
3. Translate your research into concise, powerful articles that are formatted for style.
4. Browse and search features to identify the best journals for publication.
5. Plagiarism tutorials.

Did you find this resource useful? Please send comments to library@pcom.edu.

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources

Long-term benefits and risks of frontline nilotinib vs imatinib for chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase: 5-year update of the randomized ENESTnd trial

Long-term benefits and risks of frontline nilotinib vs imatinib for chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase: 5-year update of the randomized ENESTnd trial

In the phase 3 Evaluating Nilotinib Efficacy and Safety in Clinical Trials–Newly Diagnosed Patients (ENESTnd) study, nilotinib resulted in earlier and higher response rates and a lower risk of progression to accelerated phase/blast crisis (AP/BC) than imatinib in patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP). Here, patients’ long-term outcomes in ENESTnd are evaluated after a minimum follow-up of 5 years. By 5 years, more than half of all patients in each nilotinib arm (300 mg twice daily, 54%; 400 mg twice daily, 52%) achieved a molecular response 4.5 (MR4.5; BCR-ABL ⩽0.0032% on the International Scale) compared with 31% of patients in the imatinib arm. A benefit of nilotinib was observed across all Sokal risk groups. Overall, safety results remained consistent with those from previous reports. Numerically more cardiovascular events (CVEs) occurred in patients receiving nilotinib vs imatinib, and elevations in blood cholesterol and glucose levels were also more frequent with nilotinib. In contrast to the high mortality rate associated with CML progression, few deaths in any arm were associated with CVEs, infections or pulmonary diseases. These long-term results support the positive benefit-risk profile of frontline nilotinib 300 mg twice daily in patients with CML-CP.

A Hochhaus, G Saglio, TP Hughes, RA Larson, D-W Kim, S Issaragrisil, PD le Coutre, G Etienne , PE Dorlhiac-Llacer, RE Clark, IW Flinn, H Nakamae, B Donohue, W Deng, D Dalal, HD Menssen and HM Kantarjian

Leukemia (2016) 30, 1044–1054; doi:10.1038/leu.2016.5

Posted in August, Blood, Hot Topics in Research, Oncology

An Official Critical Care Societies Collaborative Statement—Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Health-care Professionals

An Official Critical Care Societies Collaborative Statement—Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Health-care Professionals
A Call for Action

Burnout syndrome (BOS) occurs in all types of health-care professionals and is especially common in individuals who care for critically ill patients. The development of BOS is related to an imbalance of personal characteristics of the employee and work-related issues or other organizational factors. BOS is associated with many deleterious consequences, includingincreased rates of job turnover, reduced patient satisfaction, and decreased quality of care. BOS also directly affects the mental health and physical well-being of the many critical care physicians, nurses, and other health-care professionals who practice worldwide. Until recently, BOS and other psychological disorders in critical care health-care professionals remained relativelyunrecognized. To raise awareness of BOS, the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) developed this call to action. The present article reviews the diagnostic criteria, prevalence, causative factors, and consequences of BOS. It also discusses potential interventions that may be used to prevent and treat BOS. Finally, we urge multiple stakeholders to help mitigate the development of BOS in critical care health-care professionals and diminish the harmful consequences of BOS, both for critical care health-care professionals and for patients.

Marc Moss, MD; Vicki S. Good, RN, MSN, CENP, CPPS; David Gozal, MD, MBA; Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM; and Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP, FCCM

CHEST 2016; 150(1):17-26

 

 

Posted in August, Hot Topics in Research, Research Commentary

Off-campus Access Problems

Some students were reporting trouble with accessing PCOM library resources off-campus. The issues has now been resolved.

However, if you continue to experience trouble, please try accessing library resources either in a new browser or by clearing your cache.

Please contact the PCOM Help Desk at at 215-871-6110 or via HELPDESK@pcom.edu. if you continue to experience trouble

Posted in Service Disruptions

Thieme Atlas of Anatomy

The PCOM Library is pleased to provide a free trial of the 3rd edition of the Thieme Atlas of Anatomy.

The trial will give you online access and the ability to download the book to iPads/Android tablets/pcs for off-line use (see here for PC/Mac Instructions and here for mobile instructions.)

Key Features

  • organized by self-contained guides to specific topics on every two-page spread
  • hundreds of clinical applications integrated into the anatomical descriptions, emphasizing the vital link between anatomical structure and function
  • illustrated with expertly rendered digital watercolors, cross-sections, x-rays, and CT and MRI scans
  • clearly labeled images help you easily identify each structure
  • summary tables throughout – ideal for rapid review
  • with 1,700 newly created illustrations and 100 tables, this work features comprehensive coverage of the musculoskeletal system and general anatomy, in addition to embryology and surface anatomy

Did you find this resource useful? Please send comments to library@pcom.edu.

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources

Scheduled ILLiad Downtime – July 13, 2016

On Wednesday, July 13 , 2016, there will be a scheduled server update for ILLiad.

ILLiad will be unavailable beginning at at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for up to 4 hours.

Posted in Service Disruptions

Draw it to Know It: Gross Anatomy Now Available!

The PCOM Library now offers Draw it to Know it for Neuroanatomy and Gross Anatomy!

draw it to know it gross anatomy logo

Gross Anatomy

draw it to know it neuroanatomy logo

Neuroanatomy

Draw it to Know it teaches medical sciences in a purely kinesthetic way, revitalizing a classic approach to science education for the modern classroom. Follow the simple directions below to register for Draw it to Know it now.

  • To register, you must access the Draw it to Know registration page while on the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine network
  • On the registration page, create a username and password
  • Use this username and password at www.drawittoknowit.com anytime and anywhere
  • For mobile access, download the Draw it to Know it iPhone/iPad app from iTunes, or access Draw it to Know it directly from your mobile browser, and click Login to enter your username and password
  • If you have already registered from outside the network, you can associate your account with the site license from the My Account page while under the network

Click here for a Draw it to Know it how-to guide.

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources, News

Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution

Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution

A health care revolution is under way, and doctors must be part of it. But many are deeply anxious and angry about the transformation, fearing loss of autonomy, respect, and income. Given their resistance, how can health system leaders engage them in redesigning care? In this article, Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Press Ganey’s chief medical officer, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, describe a framework they’ve developed for encouraging buy-in. Adapting Max Weber’s “typology of motives,” and applying behavioral economics and other motivational principles, they describe four tactics leadership must apply in concert: engaging doctors in a noble shared purpose; addressing their economic self-interest; leveraging their desire for respect; and appealing to their sense of tradition. Drawing from experiences at the Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Partners Healthcare, the Cleveland Clinic, Ascension Health, and others, the authors show how the four motivational levers work together to bring this critical group of stakeholders on board. INSETS: Idea in Brief;Creating Incentives;Inspiring Shared Purposes.

 

Lee, T. H., & Cosgrove, T. (2014). Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution. Harvard Business Review, 92(6), 104-111.

Posted in Hot Topics in Research, July, Research Commentary

USMLE First Aid Review Collection

The PCOM Library now offers electronic access to the USMLE First Aid Review Collection!

The collection includes all of the following titles in PDF format:

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources

Live Chat

chat loading...