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Volume 3 | Issue 2 | February 2013         

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American Heart Month   |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource Updates

February is American Heart Month!

Cardiovascular disease accounts for one-third of deaths in the United States with more than 2,150 Americans dying from cardiovascular disease every day. That's 1 death every 40 seconds.1 What can we do to help ourselves, families, and patients keep our hearts healthy? Here are a number of resources from the Medical Library and on the web that can help keep us informed:




Hurst's The Heart, 13th Edition

Features a comprehensive overview of cardiovascular topics, including clinical advances in cardiology, evidence-based medicine, health outcomes, and health care quality.


Netter's Cardiology, 2nd Edition

Provides a concise overview of cardiovascular anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management in addition to images in the Netter tradition. Downloadable pdfs of each chapter are also available.


Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, 6th Editon 

Dale Dubin's essential clinical text covers the basic principles of interpreting EKGs, including recording, heart rhythm and rate as well as monitoring for conditions such as hypertrophy and infarction and in premature infants.


For additional resources, check out the Cardiovascular Course Guide

Professional Associations and Organizations

American Heart Association - features information on heart conditions, nutrition, exercise, cholesterol, and more! Find out how to get involved locally with Go Red for Women, Go Red Por Tu Corazon and the Power to End Stroke.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - includes informational materials for health professionals, patients, educational campaign information, and more on heart, lung, and blood diseases.

Consumer/Patient Information

MedlinePlus: Blood, Heart and Circulation - provides links to major heart topics including coronary artery disease, heart diseases, cardiac arrest, heart failure, cholesterol, stroke, heart disease in women and more. Each topic features easy-to-read health information, videos, and links to recent research, organizations, and statistics. 

Heart Healthy Quizzes (AHA) – Test your knowledge and awareness of a variety of factors contributing to heart health including sodium, cholesterol, fats, and HBP.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FastStats: Heart Disease – includes statistics on heart disease such as hospital care, morbidity, and mortality.

1American Heart Association 2013 Statistical Update - Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics

Student Corner

First Aid Review Series now available Electronically!
The library now has electronic access to the entire First Aid Review Book Series from McGraw-Hill. The series includes favorites such as:
  • First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems
  • First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles
  • and more!
To access the collection go to the Medical Library website at >  Find Books > Browse Online Textbooks.

AMA Manual of Style -- New Interface
Whether you're preparing for your Capstone proposal or your second-year progress report, you may need  to cite unique resources. The American Medical Association has just released a new interface for the AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition. To access the contents of the book you can either click 'Contents' in the upper left hand corner or 'Visit the Table of Contents' on the main area of the homepage.

Let us know if you have any questions regarding citing sources or using the AMA Manual of Style!


Library Lunch 'n Learn for Students Conclude in March 2013!

The library is pleased to present our final lunch workshop for M1 and M2 students this year.
  • Monday, March 18, 2013: Mobile Applications for Medicine (11:30-12:30pm, KL 100). Visited the App Store recently? Feeling lost about what you should add to your app collection? Whether you own an iOS or Android device, we can help you navigate the world of medical apps! Keith Engwall will walk you through adding library resources to your mobile devices and highlight a few other mobile applications.
PANERA LUNCH IS PROVIDED so please RSVP to the Medical Library at by Tuesday, March 12 if you plan to attend!

Faculty Corner

Highlighted Faculty Publications

Krauss DJ. Prostate brachytherapy: the "can't miss" approach for patients undergoing definitive radiation for prostate cancer? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;85(3):575-576. (Dr. Daniel Krauss specializes in radiation oncology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the OUWB)

Muslimani A, Chisti MM, Margolis J, Nadeau L, Ye H, Micale M, Huang J, Jaiyesimi I. Pulmonary infiltrates in acute myeloid leukemia during induction treatment: how much do we know? Am J Clin Oncol. 2013

  • Dr. Jeffrey Margolis specializes in hematology and oncology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB. 
  • Dr. Mark Micale is the Director of Cytogenetics at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the OUWB.
  • Dr. Laura Nadeau specializes in hematology and oncology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB.
  • Dr. James Huang is Associate Medical Director of Flow Cytometry at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the OUWB. 
  • Dr. Ishmael Jaiyesmi is Fellowship Program Director in Hematology/Oncology for Beaumont Health System and serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB.

Peters KM, Killinger KA, Gilleran J, Boura JA. Does patient age impact outcomes of neuromodulation? Neurourol Urodyn. 2013;32(1):30-36.
  • Dr. Kenneth Peters is Chief of Urology and Director of the Women's Urology Center at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Chair of and Professor in the Department of Urology at the OUWB.
  • Dr. Jason Gilleran specializes in urology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the OUWB. 
  • Judith Boura, MS serves in the Department of Urology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB.

Faculty Development Opportunities

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit continues in March!

The March CME session will be offered at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy. William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
  • March: Searching PubMed Acquiring the current available clinical research evidence is one of the fundamental skills for practicing EBM. Clinicians need to enhance their skills in searching PubMed for the best evidence to inform their patient care decisions. This session is designed for those who have mastered basic PubMed search techniques and would like to learn about unique PubMed search capabilities (Limits, Clinical Queries, My NCBI) to retrieve relevant information for patient care and clinical research.
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm; South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm; Area C Classroom (formerly POB Classroom)

To register for this course, please visit the Beaumont CME Office's calendar at

Please contact Dr. Misa Mi at with any questions or comments. 

Resource Updates

New Resource Trials
The Medical Library now has trial access to the following electronic resources:
  • Scopus - Scopus is a multi-disciplinary database with access to over 20,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, including peer-reviewed journals in the health, physical, life, and social sciences. Scopus also features a variety of author and journal analytic tools. Trial access is available through February 28 so check it out today!
  • Browzine - Browzine is a mobile application that allows you to quickly and easily peruse open access and library journal subscriptions in one interface. As a compliment to searching, you can browse, read, and monitor the latest scholarly literature. Trial access is available for free through the App Store for iPads only. Android is coming soon!

If you explore either of these resources, let us know what you think! Fill out our Resource Evaluation Form!


JAMA Archives Name Changes
As of January 1, 2013, JAMA Archives' nine journals were renamed. The new titles are as follows:

 JAMA DermatologyArchives of Dermatology
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery  Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
JAMA Internal Medicine
 Archives of Internal Medicine
 JAMA Neurology Archives of Neurology
 JAMA Ophthalmology Archives of Ophthalmology
 JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
 JAMA PediatricsArchives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
 JAMA PsychiatryArchives of General Psychiatry
 JAMA Surgery Archives of Surgery

For more information on the name changes, please visit the press release from JAMA or this article listing the new journal abbreviations and ISSNs.

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