Usefulness of useless knowledge

March 14th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap


New book: a reprinting of The Usefulness of useless knowledge, Abraham Flexner’s seminal essay about the value of primary research remains relevant today given “a forty-year tightening of funding for scientific research has meant that resources are increasingly directed toward applied or practical outcomes, with the intent of creating products of immediate value.” In his companion essay that accompanies this reprinting of Flexner’s, Robbert Dijkgraaf the current Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, provides a bridge from 1939 to the present showing how basic research has led to major transformations in the past century (X-rays and lasers, and more).


Hearing Aids

March 1st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Hearing Aids
The library received a print copy donated by Stanford author Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Also an e-book, part of the series: Springer handbook of auditory research.

the first Handbook of its kind in the area of hearing aid research, often the least-defined, least-understood, part of the multi-disciplinary research process. (Wordery review)

  • Overview of current key issues in hearing aid research from the perspective of many different disciplines.
  • Offers insight into the scientific knowledge, current technology, and future technology that can help improve hearing aids.
  • Useful to people with a wide range of backgrounds, including engineers, basic scientists, ENT specialists, and audiologists.

— From Preface.


New Book – The Truth in Small Doses

February 21st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer—and How to Win It
by Clifton Leaf, Deputy Editor of Fortune Magazine, and recent speaker at the Dean’s Lecture Series.

A decade ago, Clifton Leaf … a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress in fighting this terrifying disease. The result is a gripping narrative that reveals why the public’s immense investment in research has been badly misspent

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New E-Book: Current surgical therapy

February 9th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Current Surgical Therapy

CURRENT SURGICAL THERAPY
Edited by John L. Cameron, Andrew M. Cameron. 12th edition. c2017
The number of chapters has doubled since the 1st edition but the emphasis remains on concise descriptions of operative procedures with numerous figures and diagrams.

Written for:

  • surgical residents
  • fellows
  • fully trained surgeon

Also an excellent textbook to review before taking the general surgical boards or re-certifying.


New Book by Stanford Author – Drug dealer, MD.

February 9th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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New print book, gift of the author: Drug dealer, MD: how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it’s so hard to stop. Dr. Anna Lembke, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has had more than 20 years of experience working with patients who are misusing or addicted to prescription drugs. Her new book describes the history of the prescription drug epidemic and what we can do about it.

Listen to the Podcast on Stanford Med News Center.


Sonoworld and TheFetus.net

February 7th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Looking for sonograms? Take a look at Sonoworld, a web site with free access to videos, cases, lectures and articles. A component part of this site is TheFetus.net. Both are easily searchable. For example, if you want to find videos of sonograms simply add the word “video” to your search – you will often find videos embedded in the cases and articles.

The site does charge for CME.

Know a great web site, one with authoritative and useful content? Share it with others! Please send us your favorite “go to” sites for your day-to-day work: laneaskus@stanford.edu


New Book Autophagy networks in inflammation

February 1st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Autophagy networks in inflammation
edited by Maria Chiara Maiuri, Daniela De Stefano. c2016.

Available in print and as an e-book.

The aim of this book is to describe the state of the art about the in fieri comprehension of the interface between autophagy, immunity, and inflammation. We discuss how emerging concepts about the functions of the autophagy pathway and the autophagy proteins may reshape our understanding of immunity and diseases.

— Preface


New Book: Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care

January 29th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care a guide for essential practice / World Health Organization, 3rd edition, c2015.

Available in print and as an e-book.

updated to include recommendations from recently approved WHO guidelines relevant to maternal and perinatal health.
… The aim of PCPNC is to provide evidence-based recommendations to guide health care professionals in the management of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, and newborns, and post abortion, including management of endemic diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB and anaemia. The PCPNC is a guide for clinical decision-making. All recommendations are for skilled attendants working at the primary level of health care, either at the facility or in the community. They apply to all women attending antenatal care, in delivery, postpartum or post abortion care, or who come for emergency care, and to all newborns at birth for routine and emergency care.


New at Lane – Dynamed Plus

November 30th, 2016 by Steven Dunlap

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A new point of care resource, DynaMed Plus, is now available. Try it out and tell us what you thinkDynaMed Plus has all of the features of DynaMed and more. DynaMed will be discontinued as the resource is further de-emphasized by the publisher.

The ability to fully download all DynaMed Plus content to a mobile device provides seamless anytime anywhere access. This portability is particularly useful for caregivers working offsite or in remote areas of the world. Please let us know about your experience using this resource.


New ebook : Precision Medicine

November 30th, 2016 by Steven Dunlap

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Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice – now on AccessMedicine.
Edited by Jeanette J. McCarthy and Bryce A. Mendelsohn.

“… this book is not intended for the genetics expert, nor does it provide a complete background in biology for a beginner. Rather, this text is intended for general health care practitioners and trainees (primary care, hospitalist, residents, nurses, and students in these and related disciplines) with two goals:

  1. Detailed guidance on many applications of genomic medicine that have already penetrated nonspecialty medical care.
  2. Background and practical knowledge on current and imminent technologies and concepts that will enhance a health care provider’s confidence and efficiency when interacting with specialists, specialty tests, and informed patients.

— Preface.


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