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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update January 7 2019

Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin including feature articles across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics

Knowledge Update

Library Services' Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin which includes feature articles across a wide range of topics, new physical and e-books in the Library, and websites of interest.

Access to full text articles is available both on and offsite using a St Vincent's login.

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Feature Articles

Virtual outpatient clinic as an alternative to an actual clinic visit after surgical discharge: a randomised controlled trial.
BMJ Quality and Safety:2019:28(1):24-31 Full text

Multicomponent frailty assessment tools for older people with psychiatric disorders: a systematic review.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: December 27 Full text

Haloperidol and ziprasidone for treatment of delirium in critical illness.
New England Journal of Medicine:2018: December 28 Full text

Depression and health care use in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis:2019:13(1):19-26 Full text

Risk factors for mortality in patients with diabetic foot infections: a prospective cohort study.
Internal Medicine Journal:2018: December 4 Full text

Associations between multimorbidity, all-cause mortality and glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. STV
PLOS ONE:2018: December 21 Full text

The underappreciated role of low muscle mass in the management of malnutrition.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association:2019:20(1):22-27 Full text

Clopidogrel plus aspirin versus aspirin alone for acute minor ischaemic stroke or high risk transient ischaemic attack: systematic review and meta-analysis.
BMJ:2018:363:k5108 Full text

Circulating high sensitivity C reactive protein concentrations and risk of lung cancer: nested case-control study within Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium.
BMJ: 2019;364:k4981 Full text

International variation in radiation dose for computed tomography examinations: prospective cohort study.
BMJ: 2019:364:k4931 Full text

Meningeal contribution to migraine pain: a magnetic resonance angiography study.
Brain:2019:142(1):93-102 Full text

The impact of immigration detention on mental health: a systematic review.
BMC Psychiatry:2018:18:382 Full text

The search for pain biomarkers in the human brain.
Brain:2018:141(12): 3290–3307 Full text

Association of pharmacological treatments with long-term pain control in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
JAMA:2018: 320(24):2564-79 Full text

Metal hypersensitivity in total joint arthroplasty.
JBJS Reviews:2018:December: e1 Full text

Vitamin D supplements and prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019: 380:33-44 Full text

Marine n−3 fatty acids and prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019: 380:23-32 Full text

Association between intake of non-sugar sweeteners and health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials and observational studies.
BMJ: 2019;364:k4718 Full text

Consumption, flux, and dropsy: counting deaths in 17th century London.
BMJ: 2018:363:k5014 Full text

Site Spotlight - Has Cochrane Lost Its Way?

Has Cochrane lost its way?

The Cochrane Collaboration was founded by Iain Chalmers in Oxford in 1993.

Since then it has become a leading group that produces evidence-based medicine reviews, and advocates for public health policies based on evidence.

This long piece in BMJ examines the history and evolution of Cochrane, and it’s recent and past struggles with defining objectives and internal struggles over the vexed issue of industry funding and  influence.

Links to other articles on the topic are also provided.

Karger Journals Trial

The Library is having a free trial of journal from the publisher Karger.
If the journals are used in the next few months, we may consider subscribing for 2019.

Titles include:

Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Digestive Diseases
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedia
Interventional Neurology
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics