Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bank Holiday Monday

Monday 3rd May 2010  -  Bank Holiday

The Library will be open from 9am till 6pm

NHS Evidence Update: Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Support in Later Life

From the NHS Evidence - Palliative Care Specialist Collection

The 2010 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) on pain in supportive and palliative care is the fourth in our series. Previous AEUs have covered general aspects of pain management in cancer and chronic diseases as well as special situations like pain in dementia and specific treatments such as cannabinoids. This year we are revisiting general pain management in both cancer and non-cancer chronic disease patients to allow clinicians and researchers to keep up to date on the rapid changes in this area.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
from the NHS Evidence - Muskuloskeletal Specialist Collection
Having searched the literature for high quality evidence that has accumulated within the last year, NHS Evidence - Musculoskeletal have focused on guidance and systematic reviews published before March 2010. As in recent years the majority of publications relate to various aspects of drug treatments. Although this constitutes a proportion of the clinical activity in relation to this disease, other important developments and various aspects of rheumatoid disease management also feature prominently in our update. This Annual Evidence Update should be of particular interest to all health professionals working in this field.

Supporting people in later life
from the NHS Evidence Later Life Specialist Collection

The purpose of this Annual Evidence Update is to highlight important secondary research, guidelines and policy documents which will help health professionals to support older people who are experiencing challenges with independent living due to serious health problems. Our focus is on material that falls outside the scope of subject-specific Annual Evidence Updates, such as mental health or cardiovascular disease. This means grappling with challenging search topics such as frailty, long-term conditions and complex morbidities as well as the different settings in which support can be provided for these patients.

Monday, April 19, 2010

NHS Evidence Update: Obesity & Accupuncture

from the NHS Evidence - complementary and alternative medicine

NHS Evidence - complementary and alternative medicine will present its fourth Annual Evidence Update on Acupuncture from 19 April. This update will include a comprehensive list of systematic reviews, meta-analyses and large-scale RCTs accompanied by an expert summary of the best-available evidence.

from the NHS Evidence - National Library for Public Health)

The National Library for Public Health will launch the 2010 Annual Evidence Update on childhood obesity from 19 April 2010, focusing on childhood obesity surveillance and preventative public health interventions. The Annual Evidence Update includes a number of key policy documents and guest editorials written by experts, which provide a snapshot of the preventative interventions for childhood obesity and international surveillance activities.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No computer access - Saturday 17th April 2010

Library computers and wireless networks will be offline on Saturday 17th April owing to essential work by the Computing Service.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Message from the Clinical School Computing Service:

In order to allow for critical upgrades to be installed all MINTS systems and services will be unavailable on the 17th April. Systems will be offline from 10:30am onwards. We hope to have the systems back up on the 18th April but this may be subject to some interruptions. Normal service will resume by Monday morning on the 19th April.

This will affect data access on all Home and Group drives as well as email. MINTS workstations will also experience network access interruptions. Hosted databases will be offline. Erweb/Medportal and hosted web services will unavailable. Other related services may also be affected.

Apologies for the inconvenience. Please bear with us while we carry out this essential work.

Monday, April 12, 2010

NHS Evidence Updates - Cardiac Rehab, Colorectal Cancer & Schizophrenia

Cardiac Rehabilitation Update 
from the NHS Evidence Specialist Collection: Cardiovascular

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an important aspect of high quality care for (in particular) the patient who has had a heart attack or undergone cardiac surgery or intervention. Access to CR remains low, as highlighted through the National Audit, and NHS Improvement are leading a national priority project to help more patients to benefit. See for more information.
We are publishing an Annual Evidence Update on cardiac rehabilitation which draws together the evidence from systematic reviews and other high quality research and guidance published in the past year, building on our last three Updates. We have been greatly assisted by the NHS Improvement-Heart CR team and expert reviewers from the British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Colorectal Cancer Update 
from the NHS Evidence Specialist Collection: Cancer

NHS Evidence – cancer is publishing its 2010 Annual Evidence Update on colorectal cancer on the 12 April. It will include a guest editorial by Alan Horgan (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Nuffield Health Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospital), as well as a list of the latest systematic reviews and guidance published about colorectal cancer since April 2009, patient information and the latest uncertainties about the effects of treatment in colorectal cancer (UK DUETs).

Schizophrenia Update 
from the NHS Evidence Specialist Collection: Mental Health

The Schizophrenia Annual Evidence Update (AEU) contains the best available evidence published on schizophrenia during 2009.
The AEU is divided up into sections on:
  • Epidemiology and Pathology
  • Incidence and Prevalence
  • UK Treatment Guidelines and International Guidelines
  • Risk Factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment including Early Intervention, Antipsychotics (1st and 2nd generation, depot injections), Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Psychosocial Interventions.
  • Prognosis
  • Populations and Settings (Children and Adolescents, Criminal Behaviour, women, caregivers and workplace)
  • Co Morbidity
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Health Economics
  • Health Service Provision
The NHS Evidence – mental health team have searched and sifted evidence from a number of databases, including Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Cinahl and TRIP.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Access to new journals

In print:-
EMBO Molecular Medicine, Journal of Diabetes, Journal of Renal Nursing

Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
You can access it via ejournals@cambridge ( , which includes the correct links using the Library, or other University computers.