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May 24, 2007

Evidence-Based Database on Aging

Recently released is a database of information about social care of the aged, with the content ranked according to the level of evidence. The database is intended to support decisionmakers and policy development. It may be useful for clinic managers and directors.

Social Work Leadership Institute: Center on Aging Policy: Evidence Database: http://socialworkleadership.org/nsw/cap/ebp.php

"The Evidence Database is regularly updated by an advisory panel that filters, reviews, and catalogues articles published in professional journals both in the U.S. and abroad."

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May 22, 2007

New Clinical Guidelines

Did you know that you can sign up for email alerts from Guidelines.gov to be sure you always know what is the most recent guidelines on various clinical conditions?

Guidelines.gov: http://www.guidelines.gov/

To subscribe to alerts, go to this page.

Guidelines.gov: NGC: Subscription Management: http://guidelines.gov/whatsnew/subscription.aspx

Here is what is new in the past couple months.

Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Specialty Society. 1997 (revised 2007 Feb). 17 pages. NGC:005512

Practice parameter on child and adolescent mental health care in community systems of care. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Specialty Society. 2007 Feb. 16 pages. NGC:005514

Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Federal Government Agency [U.S.]. 2007 Mar 23. 24 pages. NGC:005571

Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope. American College of Emergency Physicians - Medical Specialty Society. 2001 (revised 2007 Apr). 14 pages. NGC:005584

Diseases characterized by urethritis and cervicitis. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines 2006. (2) Update to CDC's sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006: fluoroquinolones no longer recommended for treatment of gonococcal infections. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Federal Government Agency [U.S.]. 1993 (revised 2006 Aug 4; addendum released 2007 Apr 13). Original guideline: 15 pages; Addendum: 5 pages. NGC:005597

Routine aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prophylaxis for colorectal cancer prevention. United States Preventive Services Task Force - Independent Expert Panel. 2007 Mar. 5 pages. NGC:005452

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons practice guideline series: antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery, part II: antibiotic choice. Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Medical Specialty Society. 2007. 7 pages. NGC:005457

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May 16, 2007

UM Health Sciences Libraries Proposed Journal Cancellations 2007

The UM Health Sciences Libraries must cancel subscriptions to resources including journals and databases, due to inflationary increases and budget reductions. Your input is an extremely valuable factor in our decision-making process, and we are committed to supporting the clinical, educational and research information needs of the campus.

Please review the proposed cancellation list at http://www.lib.umich.edu/hsl/jcanc07/ and share your comments with us using the web form on this page or email hsl.collections@umich.edu by June 12, 2007.

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May 04, 2007

CDC Offers New Grand Rounds Series

The Centers for Disease Control just announced that they will be making available a satellite and web cast series of grand rounds. The Public Health Grand Rounds series will contain "real-world case studies that highlight the agency's health protection goals."

"The first program in the series, Healthy Places Leading to Healthy People: Community Engagement Improves Health for All, airing May 11, 2 pm to 3pm, focuses on the agency's Healthy Communities Goal under the overarching Healthy Places Goal and features the community of Wabasso located in Indian River County, Florida."

Other upcoming topics include child health on June 15th, and global / world health on September 28th, with more web casts forthcoming.

Registration information available at the link below.

CDC: Public Health Grand Rounds on CDC Health Protection Goals: http://www.cdc.gov/news/2007/05/phgr_healthprotection.html

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