Steven Dunlap

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Revised Screening for Prostate Cancer Recommendation

by on May 14, 2018 10:26 am
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has revised its 2012 Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation. The new 2018 Final recommendation appears in the May 8, 2018 online issue of JAMA. JAMA has published this as Open Access, so you may wish to copy and share this URL as well as bookmark it: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2680553. Lear more… Read more Revised Screening for Prostate Cancer Recommendation

AHRQ taking down the National Guideline Clearinghouse

by on April 30, 2018 9:09 am
An announcement appeared recently on the AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse web site stating the the web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. The AHRQ will no longer have federal funding for this service. The NGC will continue to post summaries of new and updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines until July 2, 2018.… Read more AHRQ taking down the National Guideline Clearinghouse

Sanford Guides App does not require you to renew

by on February 5, 2018 9:07 am
Attention! We have found that the publisher of the Sanford Guides has pushed notifications to Stanford people who have downloaded the Sanford Guides app that instruct you to go to the online store to renew. Please disregard these messages. Lane has contacted Sanford Guides and determined that they generated the notifications in error. There is… Read more Sanford Guides App does not require you to renew

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

by on January 17, 2018 3:38 pm
As an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AHRQ gathers and analyzes data on a massive scale, providing a wealth of information for researchers, policy makers and clinicians. The AHRQ released 3 new practice updates in December: A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems: White Paper. Methods for… Read more Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

How the Immune System Works

by on December 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Lane has purchased an ebook of the latest (5th) edition of the popular How the Immune System Works by Lauren M. Sompayrac. Recommended for students and anyone who requires a refresher in immunology. Lane also has the print copy and all previous editions. Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple… Read more How the Immune System Works

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

by on November 16, 2017 5:52 pm
In honor of Lane Library’s new exhibit on Stanford Medicine in WWI we feature a new e-book by Tracey Loughran. The 20th century saw the first instance of men serving in a combat zone for prolonged periods of time and the new psychological effects afflicted hundreds of thousands of survivors at a time when psychology… Read more Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

by on November 13, 2017 7:00 am
Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities; recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Originally published in 2003, revised in 2017 with the revisions noted by yellow triangle alert icons in the text. Adherence to these guidelines “… will decrease the risk of health-care associated infections among patients, especially… Read more Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

by on November 6, 2017 4:28 pm
Cuba achieves nearly the same outcomes in 4 key indicators while spending 15 times less per capita, according to statistics gathered from the World Health Organization. A RAND blog post by Melody Harvey and Claire E. O’Hanlon, Doing more with less: Lessons from Cuba’s Healthcare system, summarizes the key differences, including medical education, between the… Read more Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

Handbook of laboratory animal anesthesia and pain management

by on October 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Lane gratefully acknowledges the gift from the editor, Cholawat Pacharinsak, Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine … [S]erves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting. Presents practical… Read more Handbook of laboratory animal anesthesia and pain management

AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

by on October 18, 2017 9:17 pm
In 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Comparative Health System Performance (CHSP) Initiative to study how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and to identify best practices in disseminating and… Read more AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems