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DOCLINE® 2.8 Released

July 14, 2006 [posted]

The latest version of DOCLINE, released on June 27, 2006, introduces new functionality for libraries providing Loansome Doc® service. The highlights of the enhancements in DOCLINE 2.8 include:

Please see the DOCLINE 2.8 Release Notes for more details about the new features and to view selected screen shots.

E-mail Alerts for Articles from your Favorite Journals

July 14, 2006 [posted]

A Quick Tour demonstrating how to use My NCBI to set up e-mail alerts for articles from your favorite journals is now available from the PubMed Online Training page (click on the Tutorials link on the PubMed sidebar) and the Distance Education Program Resources page.

Papers of Virginia Apgar Added to Profiles in Science®

July 18, 2006 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine Profiles in Science Web site has been enriched by the addition of the papers of Virginia Apgar, M.D., creator of the widely used Apgar Score to evaluate newborns. The Library has collaborated with the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections to digitize her papers and make them widely available. This brings to 18 the number of notable scientists who have personal and professional records included in Profiles in Science.

In 1949, faced with unacceptably high newborn mortality rates in her hospital's maternity ward, Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), an anesthesiologist, set out to ensure that newborns in distress got the prompt attention they needed. Using the same signs anesthesiologists monitored during and after surgery−heart rate, respiration, reflex irritability, muscle tone, and color−she developed a simple, rapid method for assessing the medical condition of newborn babies. Quickly adopted by obstetric teams, her method (now known as the Apgar Score) reduced infant mortality and laid the foundations of neonatology.

"Dr. Apgar brought enormous intelligence and energy to everything she did. Her newborn scoring method put neonatology on a firm scientific basis, and she made substantial contributions to anesthesiology and the study of birth defects. I personally found her a memorable and inspiring teacher," said Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D., Director of the National Library of Medicine.

The online exhibit features correspondence, published articles, photographs, lectures, and speeches from Apgar's files. An introductory exhibit section places Apgar's achievements in historical context.

Displaying PubMed® Results in AbstractPlus Display Format

July 19, 2006 [posted]
August 03, 2006 [editor's note added]

On July 19, 2006 the PubMed default display for single citations changed from Abstract to AbstractPlus. For PubMed searches that retrieve multiple results and display in the Summary format, click the author name(s) link or the icon to the left of each citation to display the AbstractPlus format for that citation. Search results for a single citation will also display in the AbstractPlus format.

AbstractPlus is an enhanced Abstract view that shows the first five Related Articles for each PubMed citation.

[Editor's note: For additional information see: Change the Display Format of Single Citations with My NCBI PubMed® User Preferences. NLM Tech Bull. 2006 Jul-Aug;(351):e2.]

DailyMed® Logs 500th Label

August 04, 2006 [posted]

[Editor's Note: This Technical Note is a reprint of an announcement published in the NLM News & Events.]

DailyMed, the Web site created in November 2005 by the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, has added its 500th drug label.

The site is the official distribution mechanism for the latest electronic drug label information approved by the FDA. The information is not only published on the Web, but may be downloaded. The address for DailyMed is http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm.

DailyMed provides a standard, up-to-date source for look-up and download of drug information found in medication package inserts for use by clinicians, patients, and health information providers. Users may choose to be notified electronically when new or updated label information is released. The goal is for DailyMed to contain standard label information for all FDA-approved medications. One benefit will be to aid the development of personal electronic health records.

The information in DailyMed is linked to other key information sources, including ClinicalTrials.gov, MedlinePlus.gov, and PubMed® /MEDLINE® so users may retrieve the latest research results on a specific drug of interest.

DailyMed was created by NLM's Medical Subject Headings Section, working with staff of the Library's Office of Computer and Communications Systems.

MEDLINE® Milestone - 14 Millionth Journal Citation

August 22, 2006 [posted]

On August 5, 2006 MEDLINE attained a major milestone when the 14 millionth journal citation was added to the database.

PubMed, which reached 16 million citations in December 2005 (including the 1.7 million OLDMEDLINE citations), is searched at a rate of more than 76 million searches per month. It is updated with in-process and MeSH-indexed citations 5 times per week. More than 82% of data entry now comes from electronic submissions. NLM reached the all time annual high of adding about 606,000 indexed citations from 4,928 journals at the close of Fiscal Year 2005. MEDLINE is leased by more than 400 organizations (the majority of which are mining the data for research purposes).

AHRQ Evidence Reports Added to NCBI Bookshelf

August 22, 2006 [posted]

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added two new AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Evidence Reports to the HSTAT collection on the Bookshelf. HSTAT, Health Services/ Technology Assessment Text, is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making.

121. Use of Spirometry for Case Finding, Diagnosis, and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

122. Knowledge and Access to Information on Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations to Cancer Clinical Trials

New Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Added to HSTAT

August 22, 2006 [posted]

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added a new SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol to the HSTAT collection on the Bookshelf. HSTAT, Health Services/ Technology Assessment Text, is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making.

Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) are best practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's (CSAT) Office of Evaluation, Scientific Analysis, and Synthesis draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIPs, which are distributed to a growing number of facilities and individuals across the country. The audience for the TIPs is expanding beyond public and private substance abuse treatment facilities as alcohol and other drug disorders are increasingly recognized as a major problem.

45. [This link has been removed because it is no longer valid] Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment

NLM Gateway Adds Profiles in Science®

August 22, 2006 [posted]

On August 22, 2006, NLM released a new version of the Gateway that provides simultaneous searching and access to the data in the Profiles in Science collection in addition to the 22 collections that the NLM Gateway currently searches. For more information on this new version see What's New on the Gateway's features bar.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at gateway@nlm.nih.gov.

NLM RSS Feeds and Podcasts

August 25, 2006 [posted]

A list of NLM RSS Feeds and Podcasts is now available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/listserv/rss_podcasts.html

Number of Authors per MEDLINE®/PubMed® Citation

August 30, 2006 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine® has updated and redesigned its electronic resource illustrating the number of personal authors and/or collective (group or corporate) author names per MEDLINE®/PubMed® citation. This information is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/authors1.html

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