Archive for January, 2012

NHS Evidence site maintenance

The NHS Evidence site will be undergoing maintenance between 5pm and 6pm on Tuesday 24th January.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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January 23, 2012 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

2012 Ovid Medline Update

Each year Ovid updates the Medline database either changing or deleting MESH Headings and replacing them with the most up-to-date terminology.  New MESH (Medical Subject Headings) terms are also added.

If you have searches saved or alerts set up using this database these changes may affect your search strategy.  It therefore may be useful to review your searches on an annual basis to check that they still run properly.  Are your subject headings still recognised and/or are there new terms that could be added?

This year’s update has now been completed with 454 new MeSH Headings were added to MeSH in 2012. A further  57 existing MeSH Headings were either changed or deleted and replaced with more up-to-date terminology.  Click on the links to see if any apply to you.

If you would like further information, the NLM Technical Bulletin traditionally includes information about changes made to MEDLINE during annual National Library of Medicine maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP). This bulletin collects, in one place, the notable data changes for 2012.

If you have any queries or would like any help in updating an existing search contact the NHS Liaison support team on 0208 725 5433 for advice or to arrange an appointment.

January 19, 2012 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Lancet now available remotely via Athens

Just a reminder that you can now view all issues of the Lancet right up to the current issue via your NHS Athens account.

To access this (and other journals) go the NHS Evidence My Journals service, login with your Athens username and password via the link at the top right hand side of the screen and then search for Lancet  using the search box. You will see a link directing you through to the journal.

If you have forgotten your NHS Athens account details you can reset them from this login page. If you have any difficulties contact your Athens administrator. (Lynsey Hawker email lhawker@sgul.ac.uk  or telephone 0208 725 5433)

January 19, 2012 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Pop Up Library Reminder

Tuesday 24th January  Main Reception, Atkinson Morley Wing,  12pm-2pm

The Library Service is coming to you!  Our drop in lunch time surgeries are designed to save you time.  Come along and speak to our Library staff for help and support with:

  • Finding reliable information to answer clinical queries
  • Evidence to support patient care
  • Case studies to aid service development
  • Guidance on using resources to help you find the information you need
  • Getting access to the journals and books you need where you need them

Learn about our CARES literature searching service and other Library services available to you

Register for the Library and/or NHS Athens and get information on how these services can help you.

Meet our friendly staff and chat to them about how the Library can help you in your work and research.

 

Upcoming Dates:  Our Pop Up Library service will be in Grosvenor Wing Entrance on Friday 3rd February 12pm-2pm

January 18, 2012 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

NHS User Survey 2011 – Results

A summary of the results of the latest NHS User Survey is now available on the NHS Resources pages of the Library website.

January 18, 2012 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Latest updates to Prodigy (formerly CKS)

The following PRODIGY topics have been updated to include new evidence and recommendations published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), manufacturers’ summary of product characteristics (SPC), the British National Formulary (BNF) and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
    • Information about a possible interaction between pantoprazole and warfarin from the manufacturer’s SPC.
    • Information about the potentially serious interaction between proton pump inhibitors and protease inhibitors (atazanavir and saquinavir) from the BNF.
  • Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia have been updated to include relevant information from the MHRA about a risk of extra-pyramidal effects or withdrawal symptoms (or both) in newborns after maternal use of anti-psychotics during the third trimester of pregnancy has been added to this topic.
  • Dementia has been updated to include prescribing information for memantine, and the Basis of Recommendation has been updated to reflect the most recent considerations of the NICE regarding memantine.
  • Depression and Menopause have been updated to include:
    • Updated information from the manufacturer’s SPC that venlafaxine may alter glycaemic control in people with diabetes mellitus.
    • Information on new maximum doses, adverse effects, and drug interactions for citalopram and escitalopram following the publication of new safety data regarding the association of with dose-dependent QT interval prolongation by Lundbeck Ltd, in collaboration with the MHRA.
  • Depression – antenatal and postnatal and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder have been updated with information on new maximum doses, adverse effects, and drug interactions for citalopram and escitalopram following the publication of new safety data regarding the association of with dose-dependent QT interval prolongation by Lundbeck Ltd, in collaboration with the MHRA.
  • Diabetes – type 2 has been updated to include:
    • The MHRA warning on the interaction between systemic fusidic acid and statins.
    • Information on saxagliptin (Onglyza®) and linagliptin (Trajenta®), two new dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors licensed for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes to improve glycaemic control.
    • Information on liraglutide (Victoza®).
    • Information on fitness to drive from the DVLA’s guidance for medical practitioners, At a glance guide to the current medical standards of fitness to drive (2011).
    • A tabulated version of the treatment recommendations for blood glucose control, to aid navigation.
  • HIV infection and AIDS has been updated to include information about the potentially serious interaction between proton pump inhibitors and protease inhibitors (atazanavir and saquinavir) from the BNF.
A literature search was conducted in October 2011 to identify evidence-based guidelines, UK policy, systematic reviews, and key RCTs published since the last revision of the following topics:
  •  Adverse drug reactions – no changes to clinical recommendations have been made.
  •  Angio-oedema and anaphylaxis – recommendations from the NICE guideline on Anaphylaxis: assessment to confirm an anaphylactic episode and the decision to refer after emergency treatment for a suspected anaphylactic episode (2011) have been included. In addition, the management section has been restructured to improve clarity and navigation.
  • Bites – human and animal – no changes to clinical recommendations have been made.
  • Urticaria – recommendations on managing people who have had an inadequate response to the standard licensed dose of antihistamine have been changed to include the option to double the standard licensed dose of the first choice antihistamine, before considering referral to secondary care for further management. In addition, the topic has been restructured to improve clarity and navigation.

January 13, 2012 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Pop up Library service

Tuesday 24th January  Main Reception, Atkinson Morley Wing,  12pm-2pm

The Library Service is coming to you!  Our drop in lunch time surgeries are designed to save you time.  Come along and speak to our Library staff for help and support with:

  • Finding reliable information to answer clinical queries
  • Evidence to support patient care
  • Case studies to aid service development
  • Guidance on using resources to help you find the information you need
  • Getting access to the journals and books you need where you need them

Learn about our CARES literature searching service and other Library services available to you

Register for the Library and/or NHS Athens and get information on how these services can help you.

Meet our friendly staff and chat to them about how the Library can help you in your work and research.

January 11, 2012 at 11:47 am Leave a comment


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