McGoogan News

Searching the literature for non-standard administration of a drug

By Cindy Schmidt

Need information about topical methotrexate (or other drugs administered by a non-standard route)? Try Embase!

The problem:

Searching for articles that mention non-standard administration of a drug can be tricky. PubMed, for instance, offers no method for linking the name of a drug to the route of that drug’s administration. A search for topical AND methotrexate yields several articles about topical steroid failure followed by oral methotrexate treatment, as well as a few relevant articles. A search for “topical methotrexate” fails to retrieve relevant articles in which the words are not adjacent or in the stated order. A search using the subject headings for topical administration and methotrexate is no more helpful.

Enter Embase!

Embase has subject headings (Emtree terms) for drugs with associated route subheadings and indexes drug terms more thoroughly than PubMed.

View this step-by-step guide to learn how to search in Embase.

JoVE mobile app now available

JoVE, a video-based journal, can now be accessed by the UNMC community on Apple and Android mobile devices. Additionally, a mobile accessible website is available.

To access JoVE content in the app:

  1. Create a personal JoVE account on the JoVE website. A UNMC email address is required for registration and access.
  2. Confirm the registration, which will be sent to your email address.
  3. Download the app from the app store.
  4. Log in with your UNMC email address and JoVE password.

The library subscribes to the following JoVE journals:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Clinical and translational medicine
  • Immunology and infection
  • Neuroscience

From the archives: UNMC yearbooks

Caduceus-feature

By John Schleicher

The various colleges on the UNMC campus issued a number of different yearbooks during many years of the 20th century. The College of Medicine published the “Caduceus” yearbook (see full image below) in 1929 and 1930, as well as the “Scope” which focused on the class of 1948. From 1951 through 1957 the College of Nursing (then the School of Nursing) published a yearbook called “Starch & Stripes.” The College of Pharmacy published its own yearbook from 1913-1920, while still located on the UNL city campus in Lincoln.

The library’s collections also house various years of the UNL “Cornhusker” yearbook from 1899 through 1968, which contain sections on the schools and/or Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry.

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In the library with an art collection

Haythorn Branding '96

Haythorn Branding '96

By Dawn Wilson

If you don’t have time to visit the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. or even to take a trip to the Durham Museum, you can still satisfy your creative side by wandering around the McGoogan Library. Many of the same photographs that are on exhibit at the Library of Congress and at the Durham can also be found on permanent display at our Library. Dr. Charles W. Guildner, who graduated from UNMC in 1957, donated photographs from his “Lives of Tradition” collection to the Library. Dr. Guildner took up photography after he retired as an anesthesiologist.

The photographs, focusing on rural Nebraska, ranches in the Midwest, and the people who live and work there, are displayed on walls and in study rooms throughout both the 6th and 7th floors of the Library. Although the photographs are contemporary—they were taken over a seventeen year period, starting in 1990—they have a timeless and almost antiquated feel. The black and white images of unspoilt farming landscapes, showcasing people who still rely on ranching techniques that have changed little over the past two centuries, show little of the bustle of modern life and technological dependency found in the city. Instead, you will see timeless blizzards, farming using “six-abreast” horse teams, and men and women working at the hand-hewn ranch buildings built generations ago by their families.

On his website (www.guildner-photo.com), Dr. Guildner says he focused on “finding and recording people who are living and working in characteristic ways that have changed little since the settling of the heartland of this country.”

Each of the photographs on display in the Library are accompanied by an interpretive plaque where Dr. Guildner explains the scenes, the humble people, and his impetus for taking the photographs.

If the photographs on display in the Library whet your appetite to see more, you can visit the Durham Museum in downtown Omaha. There, you will find more photographs in the South Gallery, as well as donated camera equipment. Just take your UNMC ID card with you, as admittance for UNMC students, staff, and faculty is free thanks to a partnership between UNMC and the Museum.

 

New books added to the collection

  • 20 questions and answers about metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. WJ 752 El59t 2015
  • 100 questions & answers about lymphoma Peter Holman, Gregory Bociek, Jodi Garrett. WH 525 H747o 2016
  • Advanced surgical recall Recall, series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne; advisor, Curtis G. Tribble. WO 18.2 A244 2015
  • Atlas of human anatomy Frank H. Netter. QS 4 N474a 2014
  • Biostatistics: the bare essentials Geoffrey R. Norman, PhD, David L. Streiner, PhD. WA 950 N482p 2014
  • Building a medical vocabulary: with Spanish translations Peggy C. Leonard. W 15 L551b 2015
  • Business administration for clinical trials: managing research, strategy, finance, regulation, and quality R. Jennifer Cavalieri, Mark E. Rupp. QV 771 C313b 2014
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry for the specialty board review Hong Shen, Robert Hendren. WS 18.2 H382c 2015
  • Clinical neurophysiology board review Q & A Puneet K. Gupta, MD, MSE, Pradeep Modur, MD, MS, Srikanth Muppidi WL 18.2 G959c 2014
  • Coherence policy markers for psychoactive substances Richard Muscat, Brigid Pike, members of the Coherent Policy Expert Group, Pompidou Group. HV 5840 E85 M971c 2014
  • Diagnostic pathology. Normal histology [edited by] Laura W. Lamps. QS 504 D540 2013
  • Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman. QV 4 B854d 2015
  • Ebola: the natural and human history of a deadly virus David Quammen. WC 534 Q256e 2014
  • Elsevier’s medical laboratory science examination review [edited by] Linda J. Graeter, Elizabeth G. Hertenstein, Charity E. Accurso, Gideon H. Labiner. QY 18.2 El76 2015
  • Geriatric dosage handbook: including clinical recommendations and monitoring guidelines. Senior editors : Todd P. Semla, Judith L. Beizer, Martin D. Higbee. QV 735 S472g 2015
  • Handbook of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery edited by Nicholas J. Zyromski. WI 39 H255 2015
  • History of allergy, volume editors Karl-Christian Bergmann, Johannes Ring. WD 300 H62911 2014
  • Intolerant bodies: a short history of autoimmunity Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay. WD 305 An231i 2014
  • Introductory textbook of psychiatry, Donald W. Black, 1956- WM 100 A557k 2014
  • The little SAS book: a primer : a programming approach Lora D. Delwiche and Susan J. Slaughter. QA 276.4 D389l 2012
  • Manipulating the mouse embryo: a laboratory manual Richard Behringer, Marina Gertsenstein, Kristina Vintersten Nagy, Andras Nagy. QL 959 M246 2014
  • Medical school scholarships, grants & awards: insider advice on how to find and win scholarships Samir P. Desai, M.D. [and 5 others]. W 20 D441m 2015
  • Pediatric & neonatal dosage handbook: a universal resource for clinicians treating pediatric and neonatal patients Carol K. Taketomo, PharmD, Jane Hurlburt Hodding, PharmD, Donna M. Kraus, FAPhA, FPPAG, FCCP. QV 735 P371g 2014
  • Pharmacology success: a Q & A review applying critical thinking to test taking Ray A. Hargrove-Huttel, RN, PHD [and] Kathryn Cadenhead Colgrove, RN, MS, CNS QV 18.2 H223p 2014
  • Physician assistant examination review: pearls of wisdom editor-in-chief, Daniel Thibodeau ; associate editor, Scott H. Plantz. W 18.2 P569 2014
  • PTEXAM: the complete study guide Scott M. Giles. WB 460 G391p 2015
  • Robbins and Cotran Review of pathology Edward C. Klatt, MD, Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath QZ 18.2 K63r 2015
  • Surgical recall Recall series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne. WO 18.2 S9619 2015
  • Understanding celiac disease: an introduction for patients and caregivers Naheed Ali WD 175 Al41u 2014
  • Wallach’s Interpretation of diagnostic tests: pathways to arriving at a clinical diagnosis.