Thieme Atlas of Anatomy

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

Students, faculty and staff now have 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
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!

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Gross Anatomy

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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

Case Files Collection on AccessMedicine

The Case Files® Collection on AccessMedicine® features a wide range of popular Case Files® series books. The collection delivers close to 1,175 real-life cases spanning the basic biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.

Designed to help students and residents learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts. Includes real-life scenarios foster better understanding of frequently encountered cases as well as physician-patient interaction.”

Faculty can use this collection as a valuable resource for coursework, clinical rotations and to enhance preparation for shelf exams and the USMLE. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls and references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions with detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Also, 15 additional titles are now available in the USMLE First Aid Review books collection.

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources

DynaMed Plus is Now Available!

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PCOM now has access to DynaMed Plus! Get answers to your clinical questions fast!

DynaMed Plus presents critically appraised evidence from more than 500 medical journals in a quick, easy-to-read format designed for use at the point of care.

With DynaMed Plus, you will get:

  • Concise Overviews and Recommendations – accurate overviews for the most common conditions as well as evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite* drug content –includes medication management and lab recommendations, including IV screening, medication advisory screening and summary drug info.
  • Graphics and Images – includes over 2,500 medical graphics and images with over 1000 images from ACP.
  • Specialty Content – DynaMed Plus includes a wide array of specialty topics in areas such as infectious disease and immunology, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine.
  • Mobile Access – DynaMed Plus is easy to access from any mobile device, from anywhere in the world. Download instructions are available here.
  • Expert Reviewers – DynaMed Plus includes subject-specific experts who review topics using the DynaMed Plus proprietary 7 Step EBM Process and the 9-Step Quality Process for creating content.

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Contact us if you have any questions.

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Detyrosinated microtubules buckle and bear load in contracting cardiomyocytes

Detyrosinated microtubules buckle and bear load in contracting cardiomyocytes

The microtubule (MT) cytoskeleton can transmit mechanical signals and resist compression in contracting cardiomyocytes. How MTs perform these roles remains unclear because of difficulties in observing MTs during the rapid contractile cycle. Here, we used high spatial and temporal resolution imaging to characterize MT behavior in beating mouse myocytes. MTs deformed under contractile load into sinusoidal buckles, a behavior dependent on posttranslational “detyrosination” of α-tubulin. Detyrosinated MTs associated with desmin at force-generating sarcomeres. When detyrosination was reduced, MTs uncoupled from sarcomeres and buckled less during contraction, which allowed sarcomeres to shorten and stretch with less resistance. Conversely, increased detyrosination promoted MT buckling, stiffened the myocyte, and correlated with impaired function in cardiomyopathy. Thus, detyrosinated MTs represent tunable, compression-resistant elements that may impair cardiac function in disease.

Posted in Cardiology, Hot Topics in Research, June

Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US

Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US

Analysis. Medical error is not included on death certificates or in rankings of cause of death. Martin Makary and Michael Daniel assess its contribution to mortality and call for better reporting.

 

BMJ 2016;353:i2139

Posted in Hot Topics in Research, June, Research Commentary

ILLiad – InterLibrary Loan

Can’t find the full-text journal article in one of our many collections? The PCOM Library is proud to announce  24/7 delivery for articles with this new update for ILLiad!

ILLiad is the electronic system that allows PCOM faculty, students, and staff to request articles, books and book chapters not owned or licensed by the PCOM Library.

ILLiad improves service for students, faculty, and staff by giving them the ability to initiate and track their Interlibrary Loan requests every step of the way through a personal ILLiad account.

24/7 delivery of electronic articles direct to your desktop!

First time users will now need to create an account before accessing ILLiad. If you have already created an ILLiad account, this update will not affect you.

More information can be found on our Interlibrary Loan page as well as our ILLiad FAQ.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources

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