Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Opening Hours Reminder

Here is a quick reminder that we will have reduced opening hours over the Christmas holidays. Please check before you visit.

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Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at the Health Library.

Friday, December 16, 2016

New Information Stand

We've got a new information stand to hold our leaflets. You'll find information about the library as well as details of online resources, the latest training schedule and forms to apply for inter-library loans. Feel free to pick up a leaflet.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

We can help - CASE STUDY AT SSOTP

The Health Library can help you in many different ways. Here is an example from our NHS Outreach Service.

Activity:
Carried out one to one training session tailored to the needs of an occupational therapist. Topics covered were search techniques, databases, and how to access and store results. Full handouts were provided and follow up support was offered by email. The training was arranged at a time and location to suit the occupational therapist.

Purpose
To enable the occupational therapist to have the skills to carry out a literature search and find evidence on the treatments available for asymmetric tonic neck reflex (ATNR). This was to increase the clinician’s knowledge of a condition and possible treatments. It may also form part of a future application to carry out a Masters in the subject.

For more help from the Outreach Service contact the team here.

If we can help… Let us know.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Take a moment to relax...

If you are feeling the stress of the festive season, just take a break - come along to the library and complete the mindfulness wall.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Support from the Library for Nursing Revalidation

The Health Library is here to support nurses completing their revalidation – whether it’s a quiet spot to gather your thoughts or help finding online articles, there is lots that we can do for you.

You can find help on our support page. We are also promoting help that we find elsewhere on our Information Skills for Health blog.

Try our new etutorial – Supporting NHS Staff – to learn about all the different ways the library can help you.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 1-7 December 2016

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible illnesses’. The mission this Awareness Week to increase understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis and ensure the true impact of these debilitating conditions is visible.
Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small intestine), or the colon. Crohn’s is a chronic condition. This means that it is ongoing and life-long, although there may beperiods of good health (remission), as well as times when symptoms are more active (relapses or flare-ups).
Ulcerative Colitis is a condition that causes inflammation and ulceration of the inner lining of the rectum and colon (the large bowel). Tiny ulcers develop on the surface of the lining and these may bleed and produce pus. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower colon, but it may affect the entire colon.
For more about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis , please visit the Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis website: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

BOOKS
-          Evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology, by John W. D McDonald, 2013, 3rd editon, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell [Print & e-book available]
-          How to cope successfully with colitis, by Tom Smit, 2003, Farnham : Wellhouse [Keele e-book]
-          Colorectal surgery, by Robin K. S Phillips; Sue Clark, 2014, 5th edition, Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier
-          Current diagnosis & treatment. Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy, by Norton J Greenberger; R. S Blumberg; Robert Burakoff, 2016, 3rd edition, New York : McGraw-Hill Education
-          Essentials of gastroenterology, by Shanthi V Sitaraman; Lawrence S Friedman, 2012, Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell [E-book]

JOURNALS
-          Journal of Crohn's and colitis: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation, Amsterdam : Elsevier B.V. on behalf of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation.  [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards]
-          Gut, London : BMJ Pub. Group. [Available as a print journal 1994: vol. 35 – 2009 vol. 58 (4). Also available as a Keele ejournal 1960 - 2005, & NHS e-journal 1960 onwards]
-          International Journal of Colorectal Disease  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2001 onwards with 1 year embargo]
-          Seminars in inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Hamilton, Ont. : Decker for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 - 2005]
-          Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, London: Elsavier America [Available as a NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
-          Inflammatory bowel disease monitor, London : Remedica [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2010 - 2014]
-          The Lancet, London ; New York : Elsevier Science [Available as a print journal 1989 – 2015. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1992 onwards]

JOURNAL ARTICLES
-          Schlussel, Andrew T et al. ‘Current challenges in the surgical management of Crohn's disease: a systematic review’, The American Journal of Surgery.  2016, Vol.212(2), pp.345-351. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Dettinger, Margaret et al. ‘Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis’, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  2008, Vol.39(4), pp.151-2. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Baumgart, Daniel C et al. ‘Crohn's disease’, The Lancet. 2012, Vol.380(9853), pp.1590-1605. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Shah, Natasha et al, ‘Sterile Seroma after Drainage of Purulent Muscle Abscess in Crohn’s Disease: Two Cases’, Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2016, vol. 2016, Article ID 1516364, p.1-4. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
 PAITENT INFORMATION / PAITENT ADVICE
Crohn’s Disease – NHS Evidence search with ‘Patient information’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22toi%22:[%22Patient%20Information%22]}]&q=crohn%27s+disease
Colitis disease – NHS Evidence search with ‘Patient information’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22toi%22:[%22Patient%20Information%22]}]&q=colitis+disease

CURRENT AWARENESS

Thursday, December 01, 2016

World Aids Day - 1st December 2016

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.
Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
For more about World AIDS Day, please visit the World AIDS website: https://www.worldaidsday.org

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the importance of aids awareness and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

BOOKS
-          EU research fighting the three major deadly diseases; HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis , by European Commission. Directorate-General for Research, 2010, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
-          ABC of HIV and AIDS, by Michael W Adler, 2012, 6th edition, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
-          HIV and AIDS; testing, screening and confidentiality, edited by Rebecca Bennett and Charles A Erin, 1999, Oxford: Oxford University Press
-          Women, motherhood and living with HIV/AIDS ; a cross-cultural perspective, by Pranee Liamputtong, 2013, Dordrecht : Springer [e-book]
-          HIV/AIDS : an atlas of investigation and management, by Alison J. Rodger et al, 2011, Oxford: Clinical Publishing
-          AIDS : science and society, by Hung Y. Fan et al, 2011, 6th edition, Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
-          HIV in primary care, by Sara Madge, 2011, 2nd edition, London: Medical Foundation for AIDs & Sexual Health

JOURNALS
-          HIV/AIDS (alternative title: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care), Auckland, N.Z.: Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards]
-          Journal of HIV/AIDS & social services, Philadelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2002 onwards]
-          Journal of HIV/AIDS prevention & education for adolescents & children, Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 vol. 1 (2) until 2003 vol. 5 (3)]
-          Journal of the International AIDS Society: International AIDS Society [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2004 onwards]
-          HIV and AIDS Review, Auckland, N.Z.: Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
-      The open AIDS journal. Hilversum : Bentham Science Publishers [Open access journal, available 2007 onwards]
-         AIDS Care, Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Carfax International Publishers. [Available as a print journal 1998: vol. 10 – 2006 vol. 16. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1990 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1990 onwards with 18 months embargo]
-          AIDS Research and Therapy, London : BioMed Central. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2004 onwards]
-         AIDS Patient Care & STDs, Larchmont, NY : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. [Available as a Keele & NHS 1998 onwards with 1 year embargo]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
-          Cohen, Jon.  ‘HIV/AIDS. Cancer genes help HIV persist, complicating cure efforts’, Science, 2014. Vol.343(6176), pp.1188 [Available via Keele ejournals]
-          Chiodi, F. and Kaufmann, S. H. E. ‘Combined efforts in immunology and vaccinology will lead to effective vaccines against HIV , tuberculosis and malaria’, Journal of Internal Medicine, 2014. Vol.275(5), pp.442-443 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Stover, Gabriel N and Northridge, Mary E. ‘The social legacy of HIV/AIDS’, American journal of public health, 2013. Vol.103(2), pp.199 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]

CURRENT AWARENESS

Opening Hours Changes over the Christmas Holidays

There will be reduced opening hours over the Christmas holidays. Please see our web page for more details.

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Online resources will be available 24/7.