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"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."
Albert Einstein


Care of patients in coma

Prolonged disorders of consciousness : national clinical guidelines.  Royal College of Physicians, 2013.

The (UK) Royal College of Physicians has published major new guidelines on the care of patients in a coma or vegetative state. 

The guidelines were developed by a panel of experts in the field, who have organised complicated and wide-ranging information into six coherent sections:

1.  Defining criteria and terminology
2.  Assessment, diagnosis and monitoring
3.  Acute to longer-term management
4.  Ethical and medico-legal issues
5.  End-of-life issues
6.  Service organisation and commissioning

Each section is followed by a set of clear recommendations.

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Intravenous fluid therapy in hospital

Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital.  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2013.  (Clinical guideline ; 174)

This (UK) guideline contains recommendations about general principles for managing IV fluids, and applies to a range of conditions and different settings. 

The aim of the guideline is to help prescribers understand the:

  • physiological principles that underpin fluid prescribing
  • pathophysiological changes that affect fluid balance in disease states
  • indications for IV fluid therapy
  • reasons for the choice of the various fluids available, and 
  • principles of assessing fluid balance.

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Stem cell treatments

Stem cell treatments : a quick guide for medical practitioners. NHMRC, 2013.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed two resources on stem cell treatments. The resources provide medical practitioners and patients with information on the stem cell treatments that are available, and the risks involved in undergoing unproven treatments.

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Time to freshen up your Library skills?

During January the Library is offering additional training sessions.  All training is free and 'hands on'. 

Ovid Medline
13 January  3.00-4.00 pm (at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital)
17 January  9.30-10.30 am (at Austin)
20 January  9.00-10.00 am (at Royal Talbot)
20 January  2.00-30.00 pm (at Austin) 

13 January (at Austin)

Bookings are essential as there are limited places in each session.  You may book online via the Library training page on The Hub, or if you are outside of Austin Health, please call 9496 5636 to book your spot.

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New books on display @ Austin

The ACL handbook : knee biology, mechanics and treatment / edited by Martha M. Murray, Patrick Vavken and Braden C. Fleming.  Springer, 2013.

Examination medicine : a guide physician training / Nicholas J. Talley and Simon O'Connor.  7th ed.  Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014.

The putting patients first field guide : global lessons in designing and implementing patient-centered care / edited by Susan B. Frampton, Patrick A. Charmel and Sara Guastello.  Jossey-Bass, 2013.

New books on display may be reserved - call 9496 5393.

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Print journals received and on display this week

ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia.  Vol. 26, no. 4, Summer 2013

American heart journal.  Vol. 166, no. 6, December 2013

American journal of cardiology.  Vol. 112, no. 11, 1 December 2013

American journal of infection control.  Vol. 41, no. 12, December 2013

American journal of occupational therapy.  Vol. 67, no. 6, November/December 2013

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.  Vol. 188, no. 8, 15 October 2013

Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 47, no. 12, December 2013

Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism.  Vol. 27, no. 6, December 2013 (Endocrine assays and pitfalls - v.2)

Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology.  Vol. 27, no. 5, 2013 (Management of gastrointestinal emergencies); Vol. 27, no. 6, 2013 (Cost-effectiveness issues in gastrointestinal practice)

British journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 203, no. 6, December 2013

Cancer forum.  Vol. 37, no. 3, November 2013 (Geriatric oncology)

Clinical neurophysiology.  Vol. 124, no. 12, December 2013

Computerized medical imaging and graphics.  Vol. 37, no. 5-6, July/September 2013

Gastroenterology.  Vol. 145, no. 6, December 2013

Internal medicine journal.  Vol. 43, no. 11, November 2013

Journal of clinical psychiatry.  Vol. 74, no. 10, October 2013; Vol. 74, suppl. 2, 2013 (Depression: managing the full range of symptoms to achieve lasting remission)

Journal of consulting and clinical psychology.  Vol. 81, no. 6, December 2013

Journal of diabetes and its complications.  Vol. 27, no. 6, November-December 2013

Journal of hepatology.  Vol. 59, no. 6, December 2013

Journal of hospital infection.  Vol. 85, no. 4, December 2013

Journal of neurotrauma.  Vol. 30, no. 21, 1 November 2013

JPEN : Journal of parenteral & enteral nutrition.  Vol. 37, no. 6, November 2013

Journal of pediatrics.  Vol. 163, no. 6, December 2013

Journal of perianesthesia nursing.  Vol. 28, no. 6, December 2013

Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics & gynecology.  Vol. 34, no. 4, December 2013

Journal of sexual medicine.  Vol. 10, no. 9, September 2013; Vol. 10, no. 10, October 2013

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Vol. 52, no. 12, December 2013

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 62, no. 22, 3 December 2013

Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  Vol. 146, no. 6, December 2013

Journal of urology.  Vol. 190, no. 6, December 2013

Journal of voice.  Vol. 27, no. 6, November 2013

Nature.  Vol. 505, no. 7481, 2 January 2013

Nature medicine reviews.  Vol. 19, no. 11, November 2013

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 370, no. 2, 9 January 2013

Physical therapy.  Vol. 93, no. 11, November 2013

Prosthetics and orthotics international.  Vol. 37, no. 6, December 2013

Respiratory medicine.  Vol. 107, no. 11, November 2013

Seminars in hematology.  Vol. 50, no. 4, October 2013 (Next-generation sequencing in hematologic cancers)  NEW ONLINE AT AUSTIN HEALTH IN 2014

Seminars in ultrasound CT and MRI.  Vol. 34, no. 5. October 2013 (Central skull base)

Sexual medicine reviews.  Vol. 1, no. 3, October 2013

Sleep medicine reviews.  Vol. 17, no. 6, December 2013

Thrombosis research.  Vol. 132, no. 5, November 2013; Vol. 132, no. 6, December 2013

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