Issue no. 51, July 2014

Feature Articles


NLM Updates

Book Notes

Staff News

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Library Website Update Project will soon have a new look and feel. The Web Redesign Committee has been working with a local firm to create a brand new library website.

The current library website, which receives over 2,100,000 visits per year, has largely gone unchanged since 2003.  It is being replaced for a number of reasons: (more…)

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Endowment Fund: Children’s Resources for the Patients’ Libraries

fund1Summer is here and the children’s resources purchased from income from the Library’s Laurence M. and Hazel M. McColl Endowment Fund have arrived just in time.  (more…)

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Endowment Fund: Selections for the History of Medicine

Income from the Library’s Laurence M. and Hazel M. McColl Endowment Fund were used to purchase the following selected titles for the Mayo Clinic History of Medicine Library in 2014. (more…)

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Genetics and Health

geneMore and more attention is being focused on the genetic connections to various health issues and diseases, and often caregivers as well as family members struggle with the terminology and meaning of various genetic tests. (more…)

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Library Orientation Video

Need to know about our library services and resources but don’t have time to actually visit one of our libraries? Check out our library video orientation for an overview of what we do and what we offer. The staff libraries are open to all Mayo Clinic employees and students.

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Conservation of Plummer Hall Portraits

Plummer Hall EntranceThe Plummer Hall Reading Room in the Plummer Library on the 14th floor of the Plummer Building contains a number of large oil portraits of the Mayo Brothers, their early partners (on the south wall), and former chairmen of the Board of Governors (north wall). (more…)

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Questions About Open-Access Publishers?

Inundated with emails from open-access publishers who want to publish your manuscripts for a fee? Not sure whether these are legitimate publishers? Check out this library resource guide to help you decide whether or not to delete those emails.

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JANE (Journal/Author Name Estimator)

jane logoAre you looking for a journal to publish your manuscript? Or, possibly a collaborator, or a potential reviewer for that manuscript (more…)

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NLM Updates

Help for Authors to Select MeSH Descriptors for Articles
MeSH provides two tools to help authors select MeSH descriptors as key words for articles.

NLM @ MLA – 2014
MLA 2014: NLM Update PowerPoint Presentations MLA 2014: DOCLINE Users’ Group Meeting MLA 2014: NLM Theater Presentations

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MeSH on Demand, a new feature that uses the NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) to find MeSH terms.

Save the Dates: 2015 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Course

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center (NTC) will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015.

PubMed Update: Social Media Icons Added

Social media icons have been added to the PubMed Abstract display.

National Library of Medicine Announces Community Health Maps Blog

Community Health Maps Blog ( is an initiative designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools.

NLM Announces Biomedical Informatics Course, in Partnership with Georgia Regents University

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that Georgia Regents University (GRU) will serve as the host organization for the NLM-sponsored biomedical informatics course.


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Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing & Treating Osteoporosis

osteoOsteoporosis was once considered a normal part of aging. This disease causes bones to become weak, brittle and even prone to fracture from common activities, such as bending over, coughing, giving a hug, or twisting to look behind you. About 10 million Americans – 80 percent of them women – currently have osteoporosis and 18 million Americans are at high risk due to low bone density.

If you are female and over the age of 50, you have a fifty-fifty chance of breaking a hip during your remaining lifetime. About one-third of the people who break a hip ever return to being as active before the fracture. Nearly one-third permanently go to a nursing home. Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Often the first and only sign of the condition is a bone fracture.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis offers hope that bone loss from osteoporosis can often be avoided or effectively managed.  Osteoporosis is no longer an unfortunate result of growing old. This book’s take-charge approach gives detailed guidance on successfully managing the disease.

This comprehensive resource provides updated information on assessing bone fracture risk, the role of bone density measurements, diet, exercise, supplements, and medications. Reduce your risk of falling by understanding the importance of balance, coordination, good posture, and fitness by following expert advice on how to improve these factors. Information on the latest advances helps you evaluate treatment options.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis provides the keys to building a strong skeleton when you are young and slowing the rate of bone loss as you age.  Even with osteoporosis, you can use good nutrition, exercise and medications to slow and even reverse its progression.

Learn about the life cycle of the bone, including key bone builders such as calcium, phosphate and magnesium. Bone remodeling, or turnover, repairs damage and ensures enough minerals circulate in the bloodstream to carry out many bodily functions. Remodeling is a response to physical activity. Your skeleton adapts to carrying heavier loads and greater stress by forming new bone. Knowledge of the remodeling cycle can help you understand the changes in bone health and structure as you age, including hormonal influences.

Discover the factors that increase the risk of fractures including changes associated with age such as loss of muscle mass, problems with balance, poor vision, chronic medical conditions, reaction to medications, and environmental hazards. Certain disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and chronic kidney diseases are also associated with osteoporosis.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis helps you understand how to assess and reduce your risk through screening and diagnosis, reviewing risk factors that can be influenced and how to develop an action plan.

You can develop healthy living strategies, by beginning with good posture, practice safety tips for common daily tasks, and taking steps to prevent falls, and use of assistive devices such as gait aids, reachers, grab bars, and shower chairs.  Be proactive in self-care by consuming adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Foods rich in calcium include broccoli, salmon, spinach, and fortified juices and cereals. Sunlight offers a major source of vitamin D. Typically, 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure – without sunscreen – twice a week will help you maintain optimum levels of vitamin D. Supplements may be needed during winter months.

Three types of exercise are recommended: back-strengthening, weight-bearing, and resistance training. Weight-bearing exercises are done on your feet with the bones of your lower body supporting your own weight. Walking is considered a safe, simple, and ideal exercise. A walking program should be done at least every other day to build both flexibility and endurance.

Methods for boosting your emotional health begin with controlling stress, organizing your day, creating a plan before you act, and developing coping strategies to help reduce anxiety and boost self-esteem.  With more education, the less threatening osteoporosis will seem. Minimize your risk by learning how to move safely and exercise effectively.

The strategies in Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis, along with guidance from your personal physician, combined with the support of family and friends, can offer you the best opportunity to prevent future bone loss or treat osteoporosis, and continue to enjoy an active, independent life.

Debbie Fuehrer,  L.P.C.C.
Complementary & Integrative Medicine Program

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Congratulations to Leah Osterhaus Trzasko on her new role as the Mayo Medical School Librarian at the Learning Resource Center in Rochester. (more…)

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Brigham TJ: Mayo Clinic Libraries: Library Resources for Residents. Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Florida, April 28, 2014. Jacksonville, FL.

Brigham TJ: Mayo Clinic Libraries: Resources for Your Research. Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic in Florida, April 17, 2014. Jacksonville, FL.

Brigham TJ, Arp K, Attwood CA, Farrell AM, Osterhaus Trzasko L, Wentz M. Web-scale discovery tool: Is it right for you? Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 20, 2014. Chicago, IL.

Hoy MB, Schram J.  Five Years of Audiobook Use in a Health System Library: Are Patrons Listening? Medical Library Association, May 16-21, 2014. (poster)


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Professional Travel and Meeting Attendance

Carol Ann Attwood, Tara Brigham, J. Michael Homan, Matthew Hoy, Lisa Marks and Jennifer Schram attended the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association held in Chicago, Illinois on May 16-21, 2014.  “Building Our Information Future”

Jan Behrens attended ARLD Day (Academic and Research Libraries Division of Minnesota Library Association/the ACRL unit of the American Library Association) on April 25, 2014 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota.

Tara Brigham attended the Florida Health Sciences Library Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, April 3-4, 2014.

J. Michael Homan attended the editorial board meeting of Academic Medicine on June 16-17, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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Attwood CA. Strategic Partnerships.  IN  The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information, May 2014 .

Brigham TJ. Taking advantage of Google’s web-based applications and services. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2014 Apr-Jun;33(2):202-10.1080/02763869.2014.897521. PMID: 24735269.

Perrier L, Farrell A, Ayala AP, Lightfoot D, Kenny T, Aaronson E, Allee N, Brigham T, Connor E, Constantinescu T, et al. Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 May 28. pii: amiajnl-2014-002825. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002825. PMID: 24872341.

Gionfriddo MR, Leppin AL, Brito JP, Leblanc A, Boehmer KR, Morris MA, Erwin PJ, Prokop LJ, Zeballos-Palacios CL, Malaga G, Miranda JJ, McLeod HM, Rodríguez-Gutiérrez R, Huang R, Morey-Vargas OL, Murad MH, Montori VM.  A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in chronic conditions: a review protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2014 Apr 15;3(1):38. [Epub ahead of print]

Ibrahim T, Riaz M, Hegazy A, Erwin PJ, Tleyjeh IM. Delayed surgical debridement in pediatric open fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2014; 8(2):135-41.

Deo SV, Sharma V, Shah IK, Erwin PJ, Joyce LD, Park SJ. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention for proximal left anterior descending artery stenosis: a meta-analysis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014 Apr 25;

Leppin AL, Gionfriddo MR, Kessler M, Brito JP, Mair FS, Gallacher K, Wang Z, Erwin PJ, Sylvester T, Boehmer K, Ting HH, Murad MH, Shippee ND, Montori VM.  Preventing 30-day hospital readmissions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014 May 12;

Perrier L, Farrell A, Ayala AP, Lightfoot D, Kenney T, Aaronson E, Allee N, Brigham T, Connor E, Constantinescu T, Muellenbach J, Brown Epstein HA, Weiss A:  Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review.  J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002825

Peck E, Chomko G, Gaz DV, Farrell AM. The effects of stretching on performance. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 May-Jun;13(3):179-85. doi:10.1249/JSR.0000000000000052. PubMed PMID: 24819010.

Homan JM. Introduction: Highlighting international librarianship.  J Med Libr Assoc. 2014 Apr 102(2):85-6. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.102.2.004 .

Hoy MB.  MOOCs 101: An Introduction to Massive Open Online Courses Medical Reference Services QuarterlyVol. 33, Iss. 1, 2014 doi: 10.1080/02763869.2014.866490.

Hoy MB. Big Data: An Introduction for Librarians. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. Vol 33, Iss. 3, 2014.  doi: 10.1080/02763869.2014.925709

Singh S, Allen AM, Wang Z, Prokop LJ, Murad MH, Loomba R.  Fibrosis progression in nonalcoholic fatty liver vs. nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of paired-biopsy studies.   Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr 24. pii: S1542-3565(14)00602-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2014.04.014. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 24768810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Sorita A, Ahmed A, Starr SR, Thompson KM, Reed DA, Dabrh AM, Prokop L, Kent DM, Shah ND, Murad MH, Ting HH.  Off-hour presentation and outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Eur J Intern Med. 2014 Apr;25(4):394-400. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2014.03.012. Epub 2014 Apr 12. PMID: 24721584 [PubMed - in process]

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