Progress and Challenges in Precision Medicine

August 21st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover

Progress and Challenges in Precision Medicine
edited by Mukesh Verma and Debmalya Barh
“provides an overview of various essential components and their applications and challenges related to precision medicine.” The chapters, co-written by the researchers and research groups presently working on precision medicine, describe both the science as well as public policy implications.
All new e-books at Lane

• Next-generation sequencing
• Phenotyping
• Genetic screening and ethical considerations
• Population studies
• Regulation of genomic testing
• Image-based modeling
• Open data sharing
• Lessons learned from cohort studies
• Clinical trials in precision medicine
• The role of electronic medical records
• Computational approaches and big-data handling

The last chapter “summarize(s) the future aspects of precision medicine and when it will be ready for global implication.”


Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections

August 11th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover
In the last decades, several viruses emerged, as the consequence of cross-species passage from animal reservoirs to human being. Emerging infections always represent a significant challenge for public health system because knowledge about specific pathogens are generally little while at the same time we have few or no effective interventions. Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections explores special aspects of emerging infectious diseases including:
• Application of the theory of focality of diseases to infective syndrome
• The human-animal inter-face focusing on influenza
• The role of bats as the main reservoir of emerging and novel human pathogens
• MERS-CoV epidemiology and clinical presentation
• The immediate impact on human health of the last Zika virus outbreak
• The role and potential application of animal models for the study of emerging infections during an outbreak


UpToDate MobileComplete Available

July 28th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Mobile Device and Apple and Android icons

You now have the option of downloading the content of UpToDate (with or without graphics) to your mobile device. It means you don’t need an internet connection to access UpToDate. However, good Wi-Fi is required for initial download and subsequent full content updates.
Options for downloading:
-1- All Topics and Graphics (1.1 GB/local storage req)
-2- All Topics only (400 MB/local storage req)
-3- No Offline Content (no extra storage req)

Downloading full-content for offline use remains optional. You can continue to use UpToDate as you have before.
Learn how to Use UpToDate MobileComplete


Strategizing national health in the 21st century

July 28th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover

Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook
Gerard Schmets, Dheepa Rajan, Sowmya Kadandale, editors
• Up-to-date and practical guidance on national health planning and strategizing for health
• A set of best practices to support strategic plans for health and represents the wealth of experience accumulated by WHO on national health policies, strategies and plans (NHPSPs)


The Manga Guide to Statistics

July 21st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover

As more research at SUMC involves bioinformatics, more researchers need to learn about statistics. Are you one of those just starting out with statistical analysis? Lane has acquired print and digital copies of The Manga Guide to Statistics, one of the most popular introductory books on statistics.
• Exercises and answers at the end of each chapter
• Chapter on using Excel for statistical analysis
Please comment on this post to let us know what you think!


The Power of PAWS @ Lane Fri, Aug 25th

July 20th, 2017 by Michelle Bass

Picture of two dogs looking at the viewer

Fri, Aug 25th 11:30-12:30pm
Please join us in welcoming some VIVs (very important volunteers) to our courtyard. The Pet Assisted Wellness at Stanford (PAWS) program has been providing animal visits for patients and their families at the hospital for over 20 years. You’ll hear from the facilitators (aka human owners) about why they decided to participate in the program and the effect their visits have on patient care and wellness. Lane will complement these stories with a list of evidence based articles about the impact of pet therapy on patient care. And yes, the dogs will be there too. Hope to see you on the 25th!


Embase® Available to Stanford Users

July 14th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Embase screenshot

To expand Lane Library’s support for systematic reviews we have added a biomedical and pharmacological abstracting and indexing database of published literature, Embase®, by Elsevier. Embase® contains over 32 million records from over 8,500 currently published journals (1947-present) and is noteworthy for its extensive coverage of the international pharmaceutical and alternative/complementary medicine literature.

  • Journal coverage 1947 – present
  • Over 2,900 indexed journals unique to Embase
  • Over 2.3 million conference abstracts indexed from more than 7,000 conferences dating from 2009
  • Full-text indexing of drug, disease,medical device data

Learn how to use Embase® effectively

Learn how Embase is used as part of systematic reviews


An American Sickness

July 13th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover

An American Sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
by Elisabeth Rosenthal
Summarizes the history of the health insurance industry in the US, charting its evolution from the non-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield to the for-profit companies. Health insurance in the U.S. started in an era when “given the treatments available, within 21 days you were likely dead or cured…”

Scientific and technological developments changed medical care but not the system used by most of us to pay for it. But as the sub-title tells us, in this book Rosenthal also proposes solutions. To read an excerpt from this book, see the Spring 2017 issue of Stanford Medicine.


Trial of Stahl Online until Sept. 15, 2017

July 10th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Stahl Trial banner

Trial of Cambridge University Press’ Stahl Online neuropsychopharmacology is open until September 15, 2017.
• Essential Psychopharmacology 4th ed.
• The Prescriber’s Guide 6th ed.
• Case studies
• Illustrated guides
• Drug interactions
• And more


Physiology PreTest Self-Assessment and Review

June 29th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Book Cover

Physiology PreTest Self-Assessment and Review
from McGraw-Hill
• 500 Q/A to prepare for the USMLE exam
• A downloadable PDF for your mobile device
• Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers
• Tested and reviewed by students who recently passed their exams

Have you used it for exam review?

Please comment on this post to tell us what you think.