Issue 49, January 2014

Feature Articles


NLM Updates

Book Notes

Staff News

January 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Current Exhibit — History of Medicine Library

C. Wilbur Rucker, M.D.

Historia Naturalis
(Natural History) Collection

This image from Book XXVI shows a patient with a leg wound being tended to by a surgeon and his assistant. It comes from a 15th century Italian edition of Historia Naturalis in the Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

This image from Book XXVI shows a patient with a leg wound being tended to by a surgeon and his assistant. It comes from a 15th century Italian edition of Historia Naturalis in the Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Mayo Clinic History of Medicine Library is fortunate to own various editions of an impressive collection of an early encyclopedia, which appeared about AD 77, written by Gaius Plinius Secundus, better known as Pliny the Elder. (more…)

January 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Keeping Current with the Latest Articles in Your Field

  • How does a busy healthcare professional stay on top of the latest published articles in their field of interest? (more…)

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Mayo/KI Systematic Review Meeting

Mayo Clinic research librarians involved in systematic reviews (SR) joined 3 research librarians from the Karolinska Institutet for a two-day meeting on November 11-12, 2013 at the Plummer Library in Rochester. (more…)

January 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm 1 comment

BrowZine Update: Ovid journals now available

In addition to the Current Awareness tool, Mayo Clinic Libraries also subscribes to BrowZine, an iPad app from Third Iron. (more…)

January 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Ovid MEDLINE Searchers

For those of you who are Ovid MEDLINE searchers, the Library is making a change to the default database. Currently, when you select Ovid MEDLINE from the library’s home page, it opens to the default database Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to January Week 1 2014. Articles have to be completely indexed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to be in this database which makes every article in the database searchable by MeSH subject headings.
However, since articles are now more readily available online, NLM adds in-process and non-indexed content  daily so that users can find the most recently published literature on their topics.

The Library wants to make sure you have access to that literature as well, so effective February 3, 2014, the default database for Ovid MEDLINE will be Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R).

With the change to the default database MeSH headings will not have been assigned to the in-process and non-indexed citations. You will need to search by both textwords and MeSH to capture all references. Also the only limit that will work is the English language limit. If you have any questions about this change, please contact Ann Farrell.

Here is an example of an in-process citation:

Unique Identifier 23702567
Record Owner From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Status In-Process
Authors Kohler MCraig SPepperell JCNicoll DBratton DJNunn AJLeeson PStradling JR.
Authors Full Name Kohler, Malcolm. Craig, Sonya. Pepperell, Justin C T. Nicoll, Debby. Bratton, Daniel J. Nunn, Andrew J. Leeson, Paul. Stradling, John R.
Title CPAP improves endothelial function in patients with minimally symptomatic OSA: results from a subset study of the MOSAIC trial.
Source Chest. 144(3):896-902, 2013 Sep.
Abbreviated Source Chest. 144(3):896-902, 2013 Sep.
NLM Journal Name Chest
Publishing Model Journal available in: Print
Citation processed from: Internet

Example of a fully indexed citation by NLM:

Unique Identifier 24327037
Record Owner From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Authors Martinez-Garcia MACapote FCampos-Rodriguez FLloberes PDiaz de Atauri MJSomoza MMasa JF.Gonzalez MSacristan LBarbe FDuran-Cantolla JAizpuru FManas EBarreiro BMosteiro MCebrian JJde la Pena MGarcia-Rio FMaimo AZapater JHernandez CGrau SanMarti NMontserrat JM.Spanish Sleep Network.
Authors Full Name Martinez-Garcia, Miguel-Angel. Capote, Francisco. Campos-Rodriguez, Francisco. Lloberes, Patricia. Diaz de Atauri, Maria Josefa. Somoza, Maria. Masa, Juan F. Gonzalez, Monica. Sacristan, Lirios. Barbe, Ferran. Duran-Cantolla, Joaquin. Aizpuru, Felipe. Manas, Eva. Barreiro, Bienvenido. Mosteiro, Mar. Cebrian, Juan J. de la Pena, Monica. Garcia-Rio, Francisco. Maimo, Andres. Zapater, Jordi. Hernandez, Concepcion. Grau SanMarti, Nuria. Montserrat, Josep Maria. Spanish Sleep Network.
Institution Respiratory Department, Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
Title Effect of CPAP on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and resistant hypertension: the HIPARCO randomized clinical trial.
Source JAMA. 310(22):2407-15, 2013 Dec 11.
Abbreviated Source JAMA. 310(22):2407-15, 2013 Dec 11.
MeSH Subject Headings AgedAntihypertensive AgentsBlood PressureCircadian Rhythm*Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.Drug ResistanceFemaleHumansHypertension / co [Complications]*Hypertension / th [Therapy]Male.Middle AgedSleep Apnea, Obstructive / co [Complications]*Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / th [Therapy].Treatment Outcome.

January 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

NLM Updates

Structured Abstracts in MEDLINE: Newly Identified and Mapped Labels Available

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its list of structured abstract labels. This updated list, along with the NLM-assigned broader category mappings, can be downloaded for free from the Structured Abstracts resource page which also provides NLM guidelines and other background information to assist licensees or researchers.

What’s New for 2014 MeSH

Overview of Vocabulary Development and Changes for 2014

  • 304 Descriptors added
  • 40 Descriptor terms replaced with more up-to-date terminology
  • 8 Descriptors deleted

Apply to Attend the Winter 2014 Online Class “Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching”

This course is offered online (asynchronous) from February 10 – March 21, 2014. The course format includes video lectures, readings, a molecular vocabulary exercise, an NCBI discovery exercise, and other hands-on exercises. The instructor is Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

PubMed Commons Blog – Keeping You Up to Date About PubMed Commons

Iyou are one of the millions of people who visit PubMed today, be on the look-out for something different. On each abstract page, there’s now a section called PubMed Commons. It’s a forum for scientific discussion on publications open to any authors in the world’s largest biomedical literature database.

NLM Releases Digitized Collection of Its Publications and Productions

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Digital Collections: over 500 NLM publications and productions dating from the 1860s to the 1990s.

NLM, in Cooperation with National Museum of American History, Launches “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry”

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, launches a special display in the History of Medicine Division Reading Room, a traveling banner exhibition made available free of charge to cultural institutions across the country, and an online adaptation of From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry. From DNA to Beer explores some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use life.

DIRLINE Ends Its 30 Year Run

Due to a changing technical and budgetary environment, the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) is no longer adding, updating or maintaining records in DIRLINE.

Updates to PMC Archive and Table of Contents Pages: Embargoed Articles Now Listed

The display of the journal archive pages in PubMed Central (PMC) for full participation journals was updated to include links to all issues in PMC, even if all of the articles in the issue are under embargo. Table of contents (TOC) pages are also now available for each issue that is in PMC, even if all articles are embargoed.

January 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

MC Guide to Stress-Free LivingThe Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living is not your run-of-the-mill self-help book. Other books have offered to help me meditate, reduce stress, or become healthier.  Unfortunately, most of them also required me to steal large amounts of time from my already busy life. (more…)

January 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment


Dottie M. Hawthorne, Outreach Librarian, Plummer Library, retired on November 20, 2013 after 32 years of service to Mayo Clinic.

Melissa L. Rethlefsen resigned her position as Learning Resource Center Librarian, Mayo Medical School-Mitchell Student Center in Rochester, effective January 24, 2014.

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Rethlefsen ML. Systematic reviews methodology: the literature search. In Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, January 13, 2014. Rochester, MN; 2014.

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Rubin MN, Wellik KE, Channer DD, Demaerschalk BM. Systematic review of teleneurology: neurohospitalist neurology. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Jul;3(3):120-4.doi: 10.1177/1941874413483754.

Roberts DL, Cannon KJ, Wellik KE, Wu Z, Budavari AI. Burnout in inpatient-based versus outpatient-based physicians; a systematic review and meta-analysis. J. Hosp. Med. 2013 Nov;8(11);653-64. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2093. Epub 2013 Oct 25.

Domecq JP, Prutsky G, Mullan RJ, Sundaresh V, Wang AT, Erwin PJ, Welt C, Ehrmann D, Montori VM, Murad MH. Adverse effects of the common treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2013 Oct 3;

Domecq JP, Prutsky G, Mullan RJ, Hazem A, Sundaresh V, Elamin MB, Phung OJ, Wang A, Hoeger K, Pasquali R, Erwin P, Bodde A, Montori VM, Murad MH. Lifestyle modification programs in polycystic ovary syndrome: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2013 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Cortes-Bergoderi M, Goel K, Murad MH, Allison T, Somers VK, Erwin PJ, Sochor O, Lopez-Jimenez F. Cardiovascular mortality in Hispanics compared to non-Hispanic whites: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the Hispanic paradox. European Journal of Internal Medicine. 2013 Oct 2;

Prutsky GJ, Domecq JP, Erwin PJ, Briel M, Montori VM, Akl EA, Meerpohl JJ, Bassler D, Schandelmaier S, Walter SD, Zhou Q, Coello PA, Moja L, Walter M, Thorlund K, Glasziou P, Kunz R, Ferreira-Gonzalez I, Busse J, Sun X, Kristiansen A, Kasenda B, Qasim-Agha O, Pagano G, Pardo-Hernandez H, Urrutia G, Murad MH, Guyatt G.  Initiation and continuation of randomized trials after the publication of a trial stopped early for benefit asking the same study question: STOPIT-3 study design. Trials. 2013 Oct 16;14(1):335

Khan AR, Bin Abdulhak AA, Sheikh MA, Khan S, Erwin PJ, Tleyjeh I, Khuder S, Eltahawy EA. Device Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale Versus Medical Therapy in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013 Oct 10.

Singh B, Parsaik AK, Mielke MM, Erwin PJ, Knopman DS, Petersen RC, Roberts RO.  Association of Mediterranean Diet with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Alzheimers Disease. 2013 Oct 28.

Vincent A, Benzo RP, Whipple MO, McAllister SJ, Erwin PJ, Saligan LN. Beyond pain in fibromyalgia: insights into the symptom of fatigue.

Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2013 Nov 29;15(6):221. [Epub ahead of print]

Ahmed AH, Giri J, Kashyap R, Singh B, Dong Y, Kilickaya O, Erwin PJ, Murad MH, Pickering BW. Outcome of Adverse Events and Medical Errors in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Gupta HA, Farrell AM, Mittal MK. Transient ischemic attacks: predictability of future ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack events. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 2014, 10:27-35.

Brito JP, Gionfriddo MR, Al Nofal A, Boehmer KR, Leppin AL, Reading C, Callstrom M, Elraiyah TA, Prokop LJ, Stan MN, Hassan Murad M, Morris JC, Montori VM. The accuracy of thyroid nodule ultrasound to predict thyroid cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013 Dec 20:jc20132928. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24276450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]  Related Citations

Murad MH, Altayar O, Bennett M, Wei JC, Claus PL, Asi N, Prokop LJ, Montori VM, Guyatt GH. Using GRADE for evaluating the quality of evidence in hyperbaric oxygen therapy clarifies evidence limitations. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Jan;67(1):65-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.08.004. Epub 2013 Nov 1. PMID: 24189086 [PubMed - in process] Related citations

Prutsky GJ, Domecq JP, Sundaresh V, Elraiyah T, Nabhan M, Prokop LJ, Vella A, Montori VM, Murad MH. Screening for gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Nov;98(11):4311-8. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-2460. Epub 2013 Oct 22. Review. PMID: 24151288 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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