Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NIH Produces Online Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes

Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations

An international group of clinical geneticists have created an online atlas of human malformation syndromes in diverse populations to assist clinicians with diagnosing syndromic disorders. The website will include photographs and the molecular diagnoses of individuals from geographically diverse locations around the globe. Previously, the only available diagnostic atlas featured photos of patients with northern European ancestry, which often does not represent the characteristics of these diseases in patients from other parts of the world.
"Birth defects remain a leading cause of infant mortality and childhood morbidity throughout the world. An accurate and early syndromic diagnosis is paramount, as late diagnosis can result in a delay in intervention and treatment of accompanying anomalies such as congenital heart defects or endocrine disorders."
Most major malformations are non-specific to a particular syndrome, thus this web site will attempt to show the pattern of malformations that are consistent with a syndrome. The authors foresee this new online tool being used extensively by physicians, genetic counselors, and trainees throughout the world.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Anne Ross Library Website Just Got a Makeover!

The Anne Ross Library at University of Medicine & Health Sciences has a new look! Check out the new library website that connects UMHS students and faculty to all our great library resources, subscription databases, ebook collections, educational programs, as well as toolkits of links to key internet resources.



A big thanks goes out to Dr. Peter Lee, UMHS Professor of Behavioral Science, for all his technical expertise, assistance, and patience during this project!!  
Post a comment and let us know what you think.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UMHS Trials McGraw Hill Medical's ClinicalAccess


UMHS is currently holding a trial for our faculty and students of McGraw Hill Medical's new ClinicalAccess database, until October 30, 2014. Contact the Library for login details and take 10 to check our this excellent product before it is too late! Leave your comments here on the Library Blog and let us know what you think of this new clinical resource.
"ClinicalAccess is a clinical decision support tool that provides healthcare professionals with specific answers to more than 120,000 physician-answered questions - enabling busy clinicians to deliver superior care with maximum speed and efficiency."





"Powered by leading online clinical resources - AccessMedicine, Access Emergency Medicine, AccessPediatrics, and AccessSurgery - ClinicalAccess delivers trusted information, essential to effective patient care, based on hand-selected answers drawn from landmark references such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and other essential texts."

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