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Posts by archive: October 2011

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Clinical Alert: Commonly Used Three-drug Regimen for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Found Harmful NIH Stops One Treatment Arm of Trial; Other Two Treatments to Continue

Posted by on October 21st, 2011

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns. The trial found that people with IPF receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone,… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials

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NLM and Department of Veterans Affairs Launch Online Registry of Biomedical Informatics Tools (ORBIT)

Posted by on October 21st, 2011

The widespread adoption of electronic medical records makes it possible to more effectively learn from and improve clinical care. A significant challenge is the development and wide spread diffusion of tools that make it possible to aggregate, structure, and analyze medical record data. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a significant producer of such tools… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records

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New HMD Exhibition Banner Show–The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters

Posted by on October 19th, 2011

The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters features the National Library of Medicine’s collection of the family correspondence of a remarkable family of doctors in 19th century Virginia. The letters document the working lives of the Henkel physicians as they share medical cases, professional rivalries and the experience of the Civil War. Similar to… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources

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LocatorPlus Display Change

Posted by on October 12th, 2011

LJI (List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE) Subject Headings will no longer be displayed in LocatorPlus after November 18, 2011 and newly assigned LJI Subject Headings are not being added to LocatorPlus as of October 2011. The LJI Subject Heading is a MeSH term assigned by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to MEDLINE journals… Read More »

Posted in: PubMed

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NLM’s Tox Town Adds Funeral Home Location

Posted by on October 11th, 2011

Tox Town, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, has added a funeral home location page to the City Scene. Funeral home employees are exposed to a number of health and safety concerns. Visit the new location page to learn about possible employee exposure to various chemicals, including formaldehye… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health

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