Lyman Maynard Stowe Library                                                                                Feb 6 2008

Reference Desk 679-2942

A Selective and Short List of

ONCOLOGY RESOURCES FOR MOD

 (which you may not have found before)

 

1.         MD Consult – a subscription database provides access to Oncology Electronic Textbooks

 

For example: Abeloff: Clinical Oncology  - 5326 ResultsOccurrences

Hoffman: Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice  - 62 ResultsOccurrences

 

2.            Also on MD Consult – Most of the series, “Clinics of North America” – years vary by title

 

For example:     Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America     (about this clinic)

Full text available from January 2002 - present

 

Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America    (search this clinic)

Full text available from February 1996 - present

 

3.            Also on MD Consult – Refer to state-of-the art recommended Practice Guidelines

at  http://www.mdconsult.com/das/guidelines/87223449-10/1/toc?tab=spec

 

4.         In March 2008, the newest 0nline edition of Harrison’s Online is coming out. 

 

For this 17th edition, here is a link which describes all the new features: http://www.mhprofessional.com/Medical/harrisons/new_features.html

 

For example:     Harrisons’ Online Principals of Internal Medicine – 17th edition

Chapter #e11: Atlas of Hematology and Analysis of Peripheral Blood Smears  at http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=2887227

 

5.         Online Tutorial: Inside Cancer   (from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2006)

A Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology (it is somewhat basic)

http://www.insidecancer.org/index.html

 

6.         Check the Library E-Textbooks link at http://libdatabase.uchc.edu/etexts/etexts.asp
then do a search for Oncology or Cancer

 

For example:     Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is an online textbook which UCHC Library subscribes to online. 

Here is a sample article from this e-book regarding acoustic neuromas: 

 

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|CX3451400015&v=2.1&u=22516&it=pdf&p=GVRL&workId=gec_0002_0001_0_00038-p.pdf&callistoContentSet=Gale&sw=w

 

 

 

A Few Sites for Standardized Cancer Treatment Guidelines

 

ASCO - American Society of Clinical Oncology - Quality of Care

http://www.asco.org/ASCO/Quality+Care+%26+Guidelines

 

ASCO – Clinical Practice Guidelines Page

http://www.asco.org/ASCO/Quality+Care+%26+Guidelines/Practice+Guidelines

 

National Guidelines Clearinghouse - Standard Treatment Guidelines – http://guidelines.gov

 

 

8.         On National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ -   On PubMed Books there are about 40 titles online. 

 

For example:  Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance and Evolution (2007)

Author: Stephen A. Frank

                        Free to download at:  http://stevefrank.org/cancer/cancer.html


 

 

9.         NetLibrary – UConn subscribes to over 6,000 electronic titles via NetLibrary.  You can do a keyword search for Oncology or Cancer at:   http://www.netlibrary.com/  (Must be on-site or using proxy).

 

 

 

 

Psycho-Social Issues for Cancer Patients and Their Families

 

When Patients and their Families are in need of quality, comprehensive health information…

Don’t Google it!

 

MEDLINE Plus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ -  A consumer health database maintained by the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

 

MEDLINE Plus: For Medical Students, Patients and their Families:

End of Life Treatments and Counseling Issues

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/endoflifeissues.html

 

Mayo Clinic                            http://www.mayoclinic.com/

 

American Cancer Society      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

 

National Cancer Institute      http://www.cancer.gov/

 

ASCO – People Living With Cancer (PLWC) Website - Cancer information for patients

http://www.plwc.org/

 

Other ASCO Resources    http://www.plwc.org/PLWC/ASCO+Resources

 

Brief Article:  For Cancer Patients, A Little Empathy Goes a Long Way

Published Jan 8 2008 on the website International Herald Tribune – online at:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/08/healthscience/08seco.php

 

Article from the NY Times – July 29, 2007: “Cancer Patients: Lost in A Maze of Uneven Care”

(free, online access)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/29/health/29Cancer.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

 

 

 

Lyman Maynard Stowe Library                                                                                Feb 6 2008

Reference Desk 679-2942

A Selective and Short List of

GASTROINTESTINAL / ENDOCRINE / METABOLISM RESOURCES

FOR MOD

 

1.            In March 2008, the 17th online edition of Harrison’s Online is coming out.  There are significantly updated chapters in this 17th edition, and you have access to it through the UCHC proxy link.  Following is a description from the publisher re: Endocrine resources in the new edition:  

 

Endocrine section features a state-of-the-art chapter on diabetes; a completely revised chapter on pheochromocytoma that emphasizes the genetic causes of these tumors; plus a valuable new e-chapter, the "Atlas of Metabolic Disorders"; and more.  “

 

 

On Access Medicine, there are several endocrinology/metabolism textbooks:

 

For example:  Endocrine Physiology (2nd  ed.) – Author: Nancy Molina

 

There is an online self-assessment section from this e-textbook… here is one of the 51 available questions:


 



Lange Endocrine Physiology Self-Assessment

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Question 5 of 5

 

Choose the one best response to this question.
Regulation of steroid hormone production by the adrenals involves all of the following steps:

A. ACTH binding to a G protein–coupled receptor, stimulation of cholesterol transfer to inner mitochondrial membrane, and formation of pregnenolone
B. ACTH binding to a nuclear receptor, stimulation of pregnenolone transfer to inner mitochondrial membrane, and formation of DHEA
C. Hydrolysis of cholesterol ester, stimulation of pregnenolone transfer to inner mitochondrial membrane, and formation of androstenedione
D. ACTH binding to a G protein–coupled receptor, increased cholesterol ester hydrolysis, and pregnenolone transfer to inner mitochondrial membrane

 

For example   Access Medicine - Greenspan’s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology (8th ed.)

Authors – David Gardner and Dolores Shoback.   In the Appendix of this text: 

 Normal Hormone Reference Ranges at  http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aid=2634406

 

2.         On MD Consult – GI/Metabolism/Endocrine  Info  Textbooks

           

For example: New Edition - Kronenberg: Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 11th ed. - 2008 – Saunders

 

3.            Also on MD Consult – Most of the series, “Clinics of North America

 

For example:     Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics (search this clinic)

Full text available from March 1996 - present  

 

Gastroenterology Clinics (search this clinic)
Full text available from March 1996 - present

 

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America (about this clinic)
Full text available from January 2002 – present

 

4.         Tufts University – Open Courseware (free and available to all)

            Course:  Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology” (Spring 2007)

Link to http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/48 or Lecture Notes at             http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/48/Lecturenotes

 

5.         The DAVE Project – Gastroenterology and Online Atlas of Endoscopy (free to all)

            from Harvard at   http://dave1.mgh.harvard.edu/

 

            and DAVE Project – Fellows’ Curriculum

            http://www.daveproject.org/curricula.cfm

 

6.         Biochemistry of Metabolism (Renssalaer Polytechnical Institute) – Open Courseware

(free to all)      http://www.rpi.edu/dept/bcbp/molbiochem/MBWeb/mb1/MB1index.html

 

            Index to Keywords:  http://www.rpi.edu/dept/bcbp/molbiochem/MBWeb/indexlist.html

 


7.         NIH :  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

            http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/  and also

 

            NIDDK:   Directory of Digestive Disease Organizations for Professionals

            http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/resources/professional.htm

            A number of guidelines from the professional societies are linked on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally, one journal article:   

 

Title:    Searching for the Right Search: Reaching the Medical Literature 

Author: Robert Steinbrook, MD  

Source: New England Journal of Medicine – Vol 354, Issue 1 (Jan 5 2006), p 4-7. 

 

PDF available on-site at UCHC via : http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/354/1/4.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sites current as of Feb 6 2008

Handout written by Kathleen Crea, MLS, 6th Year, AHIP
Information & Education Services Librarian, UCHC Library

679-2942

 

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