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"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Prevention is key to tackling diabetes crisis

This week The Lancet is dedicated to diabetes. "Today 382 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and the estimate is projected to rise to more than 592 million by 2035."
Source: The Lancet 2014: 383(9933)


In hospital non-shockable cardiac arrest – new research

"Study concludes that in patients with non-shockable cardiac arrest in hospital, the earlier administration of epinephrine is associated with a higher probability of return of spontaneous circulation, survival in hospital, and neurologically intact survival"
Source: BMJ 2014;348:g3028


Schizotypal disorder in children

Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by someone who has great difficulty in establishing and maintaining close relationships with others. Individuals with this disorder often seek treatment for the associated symptoms of anxiety, depression or other dysphoric affects rather than for the personality disorder features per se. Literature to date on the syndrome is almost confined to adults.
Source: Diagnositic and statistical manual of mental disorders [DSM-5] / American Psychiatric Association. 5th edition. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013.

Childhood adversity in association with personality disorder dimensions: new findings in an old debate / M P Hengartner, V Ajdacic-Gross, S Rodgers, M Muller, W Rossler. Source: European psychiatry 2013: 28(8); 476-482.

Neurocognitive growth charting in psychosis spectrum youths / R C Gur, M E Calkins, T D Satterthwaite et al. Source: JAMA Psychiatry 2014: 71(4); 366-74


Small action – big movements: bowel cancer awareness

Bowel cancer is now the 2nd most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in this country, affecting both men and women almost equally and claiming the lives of 77 Australians every week.

This month Australians will be encouraged to take advantage of a "BowelScreen Australia® screening test for bowel cancer prevention and early detection" Whilst the trend towards greater patient involvement in healthcare decisions through screening is usually perceived as good for the health of the population, Cochrane report there are some risks associated with the tests involved.

Personalised risk communication for informed decision making about taking screening tests [Intervention review] / Adrian GK Edwards, Gurudutt Naik et al. Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group, 2013.

Should colorectal cancer screening be considered in elderly persons without previous screening?: a cost-effectiveness analysis / Frank van Hees, J Dik, F Habbema et al.
Source: Ann Intern Med 2014; 160(11): 750-759.

Further relevant reading:

Laparoscopic versus open total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer [Intervention review] / Sandra Vennix, Loeki Pelzers et al.  Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group, 2014

Quality standard for colorectal cancer [QS20]/ NICE, 2014
This standard includes diagnosis of suspected colorectal cancer; staging of the disease, management of both local and metastatic disease, and follow-up and regular surveillance for those free from disease after treatment.


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New books on display @ Austin

Colorectal surgery / edited by Robin K.S. Phillips, Sue Clark. 5th edition. Saunders Elsevier, 2014

Fetal heart rate monitoring / edited by Roger K Freeman, Michael P Nageotte, Thomas J Garite, Lisa A Miller. 4th edition. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

Improvised medicine [e-resource]: providing care in extreme environments / Kenneth V Iserson. McGraw-Hill Medical, 2012.

Renal nursing / edited by Nicola Thomas.  4th edition.  Wiley Blackwell, 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)

Annals of internal medicine.  Vol. 160, no. 10, 20 May 2014

Annals of thoracic surgery.  Vol. 97, no. 5, May 2014

Australian family physician.  Vol. 43, no. 6, June 2014

Australian prescriber.  Vol. 37, no. 3, June 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7958, 17 May 2014

Cancer control.  Vol. 21, no. 2, April 2014; Vol. 21, no. 2 (suppl.), April 2014 (Expert perspectives on evidence-based treatment planning for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma)

Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology.  Vol. 41, no. 2, 2014

Gastroenterology.  Vol. 146, no. 5, May 2014; Vol. 146, no. 6, May 2014

Infant.  Vol. 10, no. 3, May 2014

Internal medicine journal.  Vol. 44, no. 5, May 2014

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention.  Vol. 34, no. 3, May/June 2014

Journal of clinical psychiatry.  Vol. 75, suppl. 2, 2014 (Longitudinal perspectives: understanding the lifetime course of schizophrenia)

Journal of diabetes and its complications.  Vol. 28, no. 3, May-June 2014

Journal of sexual medicine.  Vol. 10, no. 12, December 2013

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 63, no. 17, 6 May 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9931, 24 May 2014

Nature medicine.  Vol. 20, no. 5, May 2014

PM&R.  Vol. 6, no. 4, April 2014

Practising midwife.  Vol. 17, no. 4, April 2014

Transplantation proceedings.  Vol. 46, no. 3, April 2014


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