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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update June 3 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.

St. Vincent's Hospital staff wishing to be notified when a new issue has been published can join the notification list by contacting 

Feature Articles

Experience‐based learning: junior medical students’ reflections on end‐of‐life care.
Medical Education:2019: May 20 Full text

Do simulation exercises ever fail?
The Clinical Teacher:2019: May 14 Full text

I remember, I remember: the therapeutic power of the medical memoir.
Lancet Psychiatry:2019:6(6):472-76 Full text

Is your smartphone the future of physiologic monitoring?
Intensive Care Medicine:2019:45(6):869-71 Full text

Patients with stroke and psychiatric comorbidities have lower carotid revascularization rates.
Neurology:2019:99(22):e2514 Full text

MRI for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices: simplifying complexity with a ‘one-stop’ service model.
BMJ Quality and Safety:2019: February 13 Full text

Effect of ultra-short-term treatment of patients with iron deficiency or anaemia undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective randomised trial.
Lancet:2019:393(10187):2201-12 Full text

Widespread pain is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality: results from the Framingham Heart Study.
European Heart Journal:2019:40(20):1609-17 Full text

Predicting reamputation risk in patients undergoing lower extremity amputation due to the complications of peripheral artery disease and/or diabetes.
British Journal of Surgery:2019: May 28 Full text

Focus on ethics and palliative care in the intensive care unit.
Intensive Care Medicine:2019:45(6):885-86 Full text

Adverse effects of pharmacologic treatments of major depression in older adults.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: May 29 Full text

Metformin use and gastric cancer risk in diabetic patients after helicobacter pylori eradication.
JCNI:Journal of the National Cancer Institute:2019:111(5):484-89 Full text

Vasectomy and prostate cancer risk: a 38-year nationwide cohort study.
JCNI:Journal of the National Cancer Institute:2019: May 23 Full text

Association between statin use and risk of dementia after a concussion.
JAMA Neurology:2019: May 20 Full text

Association of antipsychotic polypharmacy vs monotherapy with psychiatric rehospitalization among adults with schizophrenia.
JAMA Psychiatry:2019: 76(5):499-507 Full text

Smoking, alcohol, and biliary tract cancer risk: a pooling project of 26 prospective studies.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute:2019: May 24 Full text

Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy (PACE): a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and safety.
Lancet:2019:393(10187):2222-32 Full text

Inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] and physical activity: a study on the impact of diagnosis on the level of exercise amongst patients with IBD.
Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis:2019:13(6):686-92 Full text

Site Spotlight - SVHM Custom Pubmed

Did you know that St Vincent's Hospital Library provides a custom version of Pubmed?
It can be found here:

The advantage of using this version of Pubmed is that for each citation there is a St Vincent's icon which links to our catalogue system. This means that you can go to the full text if it is available. Or if the full text is not available, you will be given the opportunity to request the full text via our form which will populate the citation details for you.

Try booking this url and using it when you Pubmed at work or at home. 

Covidence - a New Tool for Systematic Literature Reviews

We are very pleased to announce that the library now has an institutional licence to Covidence for staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Covidence is an online software program that simplifies the process of systematic and scoping reviews for publication. It is most useful where two or more people are screening records for relevance, making the process much more efficient and saving an enormous amount of time. Using Covidence you can:

  • access the software on or offsite, including on your mobile phone
  • upload search results from Endnote
  • choose how many people need to screen results (such as any two of a group of researchers)
  • list inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • screen titles and abstracts quickly by voting yes, no or maybe
  • upload PDFs for full text screening
  • automatically record the process in a PRISMA flowchart
  • export results
  • access risk of bias and extraction tools with a Cochrane focus

For more information please contact the library on 9231 2541 or