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Rick Hanson


BMJ establishes an independent Statins Review Panel

Following the ABC's removal of its controversial two-part Catalyst program -October 2013- that questioned the cholesterol-lowering benefits of statins, BMJ has announced the establishment of an independent Statins Review Panel to investigate potential errors in evidence published by authors, Dr John Abramson from Harvard Medical School and British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, in their respective studies published by BMJ.


Improving consumers' medicines use

Interventions to improve safe and effective medicines use by consumers: an overview of systematic reviews.  Rebecca Ryan, Nancy Santesso, Sophie Hill, Jeremy Grimshaw, Megan Prictor, Caroline Kaufman Genevieve Cowie, Michael Taylor. The Cochrane Collaboration, May 2014.

This review is an update of a 2011 overview of systematic reviews which "synthesises the evidence, irrespective of disease, medicine type, population or setting, on the effectiveness of interventions to improve consumers' medicines use."


Images of diseases app

A new interactive educational app for medical students and practitioners that catalogues thousands of images of diseased tissue is now available, compliments of the Museum of Human Disease and UNSW's Department of Pathology.

"The Images of Disease app is intended to promote learning about disease processes and their effects on human tissues and organs. It includes views of gross pathology and histopathology, with selected images appended by diagnostic imaging investigations and clinical and autopsy images." Source


All in a week 25-31 May!

Kidney Health Week - Australia wide awareness campaign on the impact of kidney disease.

  • Kidney Health Australia's State of the Nation paper -soon to be released- will contain the latest statistics and recommendations in kidney health across Australia.
  • This week will also highlight the KidneyCheck program - the first Australian self-management program for people diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. Developed by Kidney Health Australia, "this program allows you to conveniently check your urine for protein - one of the first signs of kidney damage".

The Library has a wide range of kidney disease resources available


Macular Degeneration Week - Macular Disease Foundation Australia

  • This week a new edition has been launched of the Foundation's Eating for eye health - the macular degeneration cookbook.
  • Eyes on the future: a clear outlook on age-related macular degeneration - Deloitte Access Economics Report May 2014. This report, commissioned to coincide with the awareness week, provides the most current, comprehensive compilation of MD statistics and latest research ever undertaken in Australia.


world kidney day

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New books on display @ Austin

Manual of neonatal respiratory care / Edited by Steven M. Donn, Sunil K. Sinha. 3rd ed.  Springer 2012

Obstetrics & gynecology / Tamara Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey. 6th ed.  Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2013

Perinatal nursing / Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan.  4th ed.  Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2014

Te Linde's atlas of gynaecologic surgery / Geoffrey W. Cundiff, Ricardo Azziz, Robert E. Bristow. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2014

New books on display can be reserved by contacting the library.

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Print journals received and currently on display

Note:  the links below provide access to the tables of contents, not necessarily the full text.  Full text may be retrieved from the A-Z Journal list (outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN)

American journal of infection control.  Vol. 42, no. 5, May 2014

Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.  Vol. 95, no. 4, April 2014

Journal of pediatrics.  Vol. 164, no. 5, May 2014; Vol. 164, no. 5, suppl. 1, May 2014 (Etiologies and early diagnosis of short stature and growth failure in children and adolescents)

Journal of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.  Vol. 67, no. 5, May 2014

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 63, no. 15, 22 April 2014

Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  Vol. 147, no. 5, May 2014

Journal of urology.  Vol. 191, no. 5, May 2014

Journal of vascular surgery.  Vol. 59, no. 5, May 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9929, 10 May 2014

Nature.  Vol. 509, no. 7500, 15 May 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 370, no. 21, 22 May 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no. 20, 14 May 2014

Physical therapy.  Vol. 94, no. 5, May 2014

Practising midwife.  Vol. 17, no. 5, May 2014

Seminars in diagnostic pathology.  Vol. 31, no. 1, January 2014 (Lesions of bone: a focused review)

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