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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The second featured book from this week's New Acquisitions List is Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics by Dr. Bruce R. Smoller and Dr. Kim M. Hiatt, both from the UAMS Department of Pathology.
Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to focus upon a single histological observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition. As each entity is addressed, there will be a concise discussion of the basic clinical findingsand epidemiologic associations. This will be followed by a histologic description, highlighting areas that serve to discriminate between the entity under discussion and similar ones. Any immunologic studies that might augment the diagnostic sensitivity or specificity will be discussed. The chapters are thematically based and consist of essential bullet points arranged in organized outlines allowing for easy access and direct comparison between entities. The salient histologic features are depicted with abundant high quality, full-color photomicrographs placed immediately adjacent to the appropriate histologic bullet points. This volume will serve as an effective and efficient reference for rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The elaborate pictorial documentation will also enable the book to serve as an atlas of the commonest dermatologic disorders.
-Amazon product description
WR 160 Sm79i 2010
Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics/Bruce R. Smoller and Kim M. Hiatt
New York; London: Springer, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This week we have two featured books from the current New Acquisitions List. The first featured book is Pediatric Practice: Gastroenterology edited by Warren Bishop featuring contributions by UAMS Faculty members Dr. Judith O'Connor and Dr. Jose Romero, both from the Department of Pediatrics.
Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Gastroenterology is a unique source of clinically relevant information on the diagnosis and treatment of children with gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders. The care of the patient forms the core of this full-color resource, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, pediatric resident, gastroenterologist, and pediatric nurse needs to know.
Expert authors in each subject area provide detailed, yet concise overviews of important disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, pancreas, and liver. You will also find discussion of common symptoms, their differential diagnosis, and how they should be evaluated and treated along with an introduction to the use of diagnostic modalities such as radiology, nuclear medicine, and edoscopy. A listing of relevant, recent articles appears at the end of each chapter allowing you to expand your exploration of a given topic.
-Barnes and Noble synopsis
WS 310 P345 2010
Pediatric Practice: Gastroenterology/edited by Warren Bishop
New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Update: The TOXNET Class scheduled for November 17th from 9 AM – 12 Noon has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The UAMS Library will host a hands-on TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information training class on Wednesday, November 17th from 9 AM – 12 Noon in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) classroom located on the 5th floor of the UAMS Library. There is no fee for the class but we do need you to register to insure adequate seating and workbooks.
This is a 3-hour hands-on class intended for inexperienced users. It is designed to introduce participants to the different databases available on the National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET database. Attendees will gain experience locating toxicology, chemical, and other hazardous substance information. Databases to be covered include: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), LactMed, TOXLINE, TOXMAP, Household Products Database and ChemIDplus.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the five types of databases in TOXNET
- Select the database most appropriate to their information need.
- Demonstrate proper searching techniques
There will be 3.0 hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits awarded. The class is being taught by Michelle Malizia, Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine - South Central Region (NN/LM SCR).
Parking is available in Parking 2 for $1.25 for the first hour, plus $.75 for each additional hour up to a maximum of $7 per day.
Please RSVP to email@example.com.