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Posts by archive: April 2011

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Apr

28

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New edition of the NLM Classification released!

Posted by on April 28th, 2011

The online National Library of Medicine Classification has been issued in a newly revised edition as of April 28, 2011. Forty-six (46) new class numbers were added and three (3) class numbers were canceled. Sixty-nine (69) MeSH terms were added to the index, including forty-one (41) new to the MeSH vocabulary as of 2011; in… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, NLM Resources

Apr

21

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Overview of Healthcare Smartphone Apps

Posted by on April 21st, 2011

Read an overview of health and healthcare smartphone apps available today, including emerging trends. The article is entitled “How smartphones are changing the face of mobile and participatory healthcare: an overview, with example from eCAALYX.”

Posted in: Mobile Devices

Apr

19

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PubMed Health Literacy Search Updated

Posted by on April 19th, 2011

The PubMed health literacy special query has been updated to retrieve more health literacy relevant records in PubMed. The pre-formulated search now includes retrieval of citations to articles about self-care perception and articles about comprehension of food labels. This modification adds approximately 131 citations to the retrieval. The PubMed search strategy and links to other… Read More »

Posted in: PubMed

Apr

18

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NLM requests resource library participation in National Cooperative Print Retention planning meeting May 15th, 2011

Posted by on April 18th, 2011

 Please join NLM, RML and resource library staff at an informal meeting to be held on Sunday May 15 2:00-3:00pm in Minneapolis to learn about and discuss plans for a national cooperative print retention program.  The meeting will be chaired by Martha Fishel from NLM, and you will hear reports from regions 2 and 3… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements

Apr

12

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Clinical Alert: Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis

Posted by on April 12th, 2011

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has stopped enrollment in a clinical trial that is evaluating whether intracranial angioplasty combined with stenting adds benefit to aggressive medical therapy alone for preventing stroke in patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis. The study was the first prospective randomized multicenter trial to compare aggressive medical… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials

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