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PubMed Health -- A comprehensive online resource about "what works"

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"NLM Announces Expansion of PubMed Health

New Resources Create a Comprehensive Online Resource for Clinical Effectiveness Reviews

 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/), which provides integrated access to clinical effectiveness reviews.  

NLM's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in partnership with England's national Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, the Cochrane Collaboration, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and other agencies in the US and abroad, now makes available more than 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews via PubMed Health. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summary information, for consumers and clinicians.

Effectiveness studies are essential for informed clinical and consumer decision making. Multiple studies are necessary over time, and interpreting their complex and often conflicting results is a challenge.

Systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness studies address this need with rigorous scientific methodology. However, they are scattered across the biomedical literature and the Web sites of public health agencies around the world that produce many of them. The National Library of Medicine is uniquely positioned to gather these critical clinical resources in one place.

Users of PubMed Health can: 

  • Access the whole comprehensive collection of resources in a single search, including cancer information for consumers and clinicians from the National Cancer Institute
  • See the results of a simultaneous search for reviews in PubMed
  • Refer to consumer medical encyclopedia search results also delivered simultaneously
  • Follow RSS feeds of featured reviews and "Behind Headlines," which looks at the research behind news stories
  • Learn to make sense of research results in its "Understand clinical effectiveness" and "Behind Headlines" sections
  • Share resources via e-mail and social media with "Add this"

NLM invites you to visit PubMed Health, learn more about the Web site (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/about/) or follow the project on Twitter @PubMedHealth (https://twitter.com/PubMedHealth) to help you keep up with the evidence on healthcare effectiveness."

Source: NLM New files for the week of Dec 12, 2011 (NLM Announces)

Medical vocabulary changes in PubMed or Medline

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Overview of Vocabulary Development and Changes for 2012 MeSH

  • 454 Descriptors added
  • 42 Descriptor terms replaced with more up-to-date terminology
  • 15 Descriptors deleted

Totals by Type of Terminology

  • 26,582 Descriptors
  • 83 Qualifiers
  • 202,066 Supplementary Concept Records (SCRs)

Helpful Links

Please consult the 2012 online Introduction to MeSH for more details. Lists of new and changed vocabulary are available at these links:

MeSH Vocabulary Changes
New Descriptors - 2012
Changed Descriptors - 2012
Deleted Descriptors - 2012
New Descriptors by Tree Subcategory - 2012

Source: NLM New files for the week of Dec 5, 2011

National Library of Medicine adopts auto-complete feature

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  "*NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2011, Search Auto-Complete Feature Added to NLM Main Web Site, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en EspaƱol

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd11/nd11_mplus_auto_complete.html "

From NLM New files for the week of Nov 7, 2011

NLM-ANNOUNCES@LIST.NIH.GOV

OSTI, the science & technology portal of the U.S. Government

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OSTI, the Office of Science and Technology Information is worth bookmarking.  It serves as a portal for most of the federal goverment's information, reports and data for 18 agencies:

Agriculture,Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health & Human Services, Interior, Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, National Archives & Records Adminstration, National Science Foundation, and the US Government Publications Office.

Terminology and thesauri might help in your information searches.

This site is a gateway to DOE collections at ScienceAccelerator.gov, global science via WorldWideScience.org, scientific research data as an open government initiative, and the OSTIblog.

Much of this, they declare, is outside Google's purview -- in the "deep web."

National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus -- new features

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The National Library of Medicine announced today that their MedlinePlus websitefor consumer health went live today with a new look and new features.  One of the more interesting features is here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videosandcooltools.html

There are videos available on topics such as human anatomy, surgical procedures and health news. "Test your knowledge with the interactive tutorials and games."  NLM has employed social networking connections, and provides a medical dictionary.

Source:  Terri Ottosen, M.L.I.S., AHIP Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator,  National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Baltimore

 

PubMed adds citations to books and chapters -- from "Bookshelf"

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Source:  NLM-ANNOUNCES@LIST.NIH.GOV

The National Library of Medicine  Week of Apr 5, 2010

 
 *NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2010, Book Citations Added to PubMed and Changes to Displays

It's new and books are not retrievable labled as such in PubMed, but they will be retrieved in Medline searches.  Bookshelf is separately searchable.

For example, if you search (in PubMed/Medline) feingold syndrome in the title, you will retrieve the book, chapter, or document, as well as articles, too.  NIH is now using color highlights to clearly indicate full text availability.

Feingold syndrome searched in the field labeled book, will retrieve 0.

The following search terms can be used to retrieve the Bookshelf citations in PubMed, e.g.,    pmcbook feingold syndrome:

 To retrieve books and chapters:pmcbook
 To retrieve books:pmcbooktitle
 To retrieve book chapters:pmcbookchapter

Medical subject headings for MEDLINE 2010

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Every year the indexers at the National Library of Medicine update the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) based on the latest usage of biomedical, pharmaceutical, public health and disease terminology.

 *NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2009, Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2010 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

Source: NLM New files for the week of Dec 14, 2009

MedlinePlus Now on Twitter

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medlineplus twitter logo
Follow us on Twitter, medlineplus4you, to get the latest health information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

NLM launched medlineplus4you on Twitter as a companion to NLM's popular and respected consumer health Web site, MedlinePlus.gov.

Both medlineplus4you and MedlinePlus.gov provide trustworthy health and wellness information from U.S. government agencies and other authoritative sources.

From the NLM New files for the week of Aug 31, 2009

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