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Clinical Pharmacology of Medical Cannabis
Kari L Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
Associate Dean for Professional Education
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Dr. Franson’s background is in clinical research and drug development with a focus on psychopharmacology. She worked clinically with psychiatric and geriatric patients for ten years before focusing on the drug development of psychotherapeutics. She is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist in the US, and a Certified Clinical Pharmacologist in the Netherlands. While in the Netherlands, Dr. Franson studied the clinical pharmacologic effects of cannabinoids on cannabinoid receptors in healthy volunteers.
Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, Noon
Location: The Health Sciences Library, 1st Floor Teaching Labs 1&2, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus – http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/about/directions
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This time each year, students, residents, fellows, and faculty prepare to leave the Anschutz Medical Campus to pursue careers elsewhere. We’ve compiled the following suggestions to help those who are leaving have a smoother transition.
- Find out if you will have access to a library with your new affiliation.
If you will be affiliated with a hospital, health system, or academic institution, you should have access to a library or information center. Check the institution’s website or contact administrators to find out about library services. Don’t hesitate to contact the health sciences librarian at your new institution. He or she will be a valuable source of information about your new organization as well as clinical and research information.
- Email your Ovid search strategies.
If you will have access to Ovid databases at your new institution, you may want to email your saved searches to yourself before your Ovid account with the Health Sciences Library expires. You can then recreate your searches in your new Ovid account.
- Get help setting up PubMed search queries.
Many of you will use the freely available PubMed to search MEDLINE. PubMed allows you to save searches and receive regular updates to current articles in your field. To learn how to set up a My NCBI account to save searches in PubMed, visit the My NCBI web page. Ask Us! if you’d like to meet with a librarian for assistance.
- Use Loansome Doc to obtain copies of journal articles.
If you are entering private practice or joining an organization without a library, consider opening a Loansome Doc account to obtain copies of journal articles (usually for a fee) from a hospital or academic medical library in your area. To find out about your options for document delivery and other support services, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at 1-800-338-7657.
- Evaluate clinical point-of-care resources.
If you will be located at an institution that does not provide access to clinical point-of-care resources, you may opt to purchase a personal subscription to one of these resources. Evaluate clinical resources offered by the Health Sciences Library before you leave. Current individual subscription prices for some of these products are provided below.
|ACP PIER – Available with ACP membership||HSL no longer offers this POC tool. Register for access (ACP members only)|
|The Cochrane Library –Individual subscription for one year: $344.00||HSL Link to The Cochrane Library|
|First Consult – Pricing varies according to subscription type||HSL Link to First Consult via MD Consult|
|Essential Evidence Plus – Individual subscription for one year: $85||HSL no longer offers this POC tool Sign up for 30 days free trial access|
|UpToDate – Pricing varies according to subscription type||HSL Link to Up to Date|
- Check out local libraries in your new location.
Visit the public library in your new location and ask about resources. Even libraries in small towns may offer access to major medical and science journals. Libraries at public colleges and universities sometimes offer services to local communities so if you will be located near a public college or university, explore the options they offer
- Find and load smartphone apps that will help you locate information quickly. While many apps are linked to the Library’s subscriptions, some great apps are free. Archimedes medical calculator, Epocrates drug information, and many National Library of Medicine apps are free and useful.
- Take advantage of resources that are free or available with professional memberships.
The benefits of membership in professional societies usually include access to the society’s publications. For example, membership in the American College of Physicians includes free access to ACP PIER. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers a discount on personal subscriptions to MD Consult and First Consult.
- BioMed Central: 150+ peer-reviewed open access health sciences journals
- Directory of Open Access Journals: 4,100+ open access journals in all subjects including dentistry, medicine, nursing, and public health
- Disease Management Project: Online medical textbook from the Cleveland Clinic
- Medscape Reference: Directory of information on more than 7,000 diseases and disorders, including images and multimedia content
- FreeBooks4Doctors: 360 medical textbooks arranged by specialty
- Free Medical Journals: 1000+ medical/health journals
- Guideline Index: 2,5400+ summaries for various diseases and conditions from the National Guideline Clearinghouse
- HighWire Press Free Online Full-Text Articles: journals that provide open access journal articles (most, but not all, embargo current content)
- Medscape: Healthcare information from various medical publishers (registration is required)
- MerckMedicus: Medical news, online learning resources, and diagnostic tools (registration is required)
- NCBI Bookshelf: A collection of online biomedical books from the National Library of Medicine
- PLoS Journals: Open access, peer-reviewed journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS)
- PMC, formerly PubMed Central: A free digital archive of life sciences journals from the National Library of Medicine
- RxList: The Internet Drug Index: is an easy-to-search database of information about prescription medications. It includes a drug identification image database.
The faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library wish you luck as you move on to exciting new endeavors. If we can be of assistance as you plan your departure, please contact us:
[Lynne Fox, Education Librarian and John Jones, Librarian]
Drugs.com, a free drug information site, has put together a report on the top 100 prescribed medicines by U.S. National Sales in Q1 2013. Figures include sales through both retail and hospital channels, listed by drug name and sales value in U.S. dollars.
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
Researchers agree that citing retracted articles can be embarrassing. It’s easy to overlook that research has been retracted. Sometimes retractions are buried in the editorial pages of a journal. Not all retracted literature makes a big splash in a field or in the general press, so it can be easy to miss these notices.
PubMed tracks these notices in the literature, including follow up comments, erratum, corrected and republished work, partial or complete retractions and updates. Of the 22 million plus records in PubMed there are over a million records that have these notes. The most common notes are comments on an article. Just over 5,000 records have some type of retraction note. It can be like finding a needle in a haystack!
Special keywords are noted in the “Comment Correction Type” field of PubMed records:
- Comment in: hascommentin
- Comment on: hascommenton
- Erratum in: haserratumin
- Erratum for:: haserratumfor
- Corrected and republished in: hascorrectedrepublishedin
- Corrected and republished from: hascorrectedrepublishedfrom
- Partial Retraction in: haspartialretractionin
- Partial Retraction of: haspartialretractionof
- Republished in: hasrepublishedin
- Republished from: hasrepublishedfrom
- Retraction in: hasretractionin
- Retraction of: hasretractionof
- Update in: hasupdatein
- Update of: hasupdateof
These notices appear in the Abstract display of records in PubMed, so you can search for these notes. Use the search strategy below to find these records.
hascommentin or hascommenton or haserratumin or haserratumfor or hascorrectedrepublishedin or hascorrectedrepublishedfrom or haspartialretractionin or haspartialretractionof or hasrepublishedin or hasrepublishedfrom or hasretractionin or hasretractionof or hasupdatein or hasupdateof
Add your subject at the end of the search strategy and you can find articles that have these added notes. For example:
hascommentin OR hascommenton OR haserratumin OR haserratumfor OR hascorrectedrepublishedin OR hascorrectedrepublishedfrom OR haspartialretractionin OR haspartialretractionof OR hasrepublishedin OR hasrepublishedfrom OR hasretractionin OR hasretractionof OR hasupdatein OR hasupdateof AND p53
How can you follow these notes and monitor their impact on your research? My NCBI offers two ways to track retractions using automated methods.
(Don’t want to have to follow these instructions? Ask Us! to meet with you
and mention this post – it will take a librarian 5 minutes to get these set up!)
You can -
- set up a filter via My NCBI to catch retractions within your results as you are searching
- set up a search topic alert on your topic of research to stay on top of retractions.
You must first sign up for a My NCBI account if you don’t have one already. This is simple – you choose your own password, and NLM/NCBI does not send any email to you besides the search topic alerts you request.
To set up your filter, click on the “Manage Filters” link to the right of your results. Then select the “Properties” option. Click to open the Publication Types list, then scroll down the list and check the boxes next to “Retracted Publication” and “Retraction of Publication”.
Once you’ve selected these filters, you will see subsets to the right of your results. Simply click on the subset to note which articles in your set have been retracted.
To set up your email alert, be sure to start at the Library’s PubMed link and include
AND (“retraction of publication”[Filter] OR “retracted publication”[Filter])
in your search strategy. Then click the “Save Search” under the search box.
Select your delivery interval, Abstract format, increase the number of results, and then click save.
You will receive an email whenever there are new retractions on your subject. The email will include citation and abstract, and should include a link to the Library’s full text journal linker.
Avoid future embarrassment and stay alert to retractions in your research field with these techniques! Ask Us! to meet with you and mention this blog post if you’d like to have a Librarian work with you to get this set up!
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
Why go mouseless? Blind users do not use the mouse. As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), two members of the Health Sciences IT Department, Cathalina Fontenelle and Vivienne Houghton, briefly attempted to go mouseless in order to get some understanding of the difficulty in navigating a computer with just a keyboard.
The purpose of GAAD is “to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.” Besides going mouseless for an hour, you could participate by:
- Surfing the Web with a screen reader for an hour
- Captioning a video
- Publishing a blog post about GAAD and your organization’s commitment to digital accessibility
The bad news is, we failed miserably at using the computer without the mouse — we didn’t make it past 15 minutes. The good news is, participating in GAAD made us even more motivated to make the Health Sciences Library website more inclusive of all users of varying abilities. Our goal is to improve accessibility to the HSL site according to the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by GAAD 2014.
What can you do today?
- For an hour, take the challenge and unplug your mouse, launch your screen reader, and surf your favorite sites strictly using the keyboard (tab/shift tab, arrow keys, enter and spacebar). Leave a comment and let us know how you did!
- For an extreme challenge, you could even try turning off your screen and depending solely on the verbal information conveyed to you via screen reader.
- Know anyone in web design or development? Help us spread the word and have them check out Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
“We not only believe in what we’re doing, we know through our research and our work here that technology makes a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and that fuels our energy that’s what gets us out of the bed in the morning and that’s what keeps us pressing even when the funds aren’t there or even when it seems like it’s an insurmountable problem. We’re determined to make it work here.” – Cathy Bodine, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Section Head, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado, and Executive Director, Assistive Technology Partners
[Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian]
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library does not subscribe to Scopus, due to its prohibitive cost. Faculty often need a Scopus Author identification number.
You can find your ID number at Scopus’ Free Look Up page. Simply type in your last name, first name or initials to locate your record and find your assigned number:
Select the appropriate author record, and you can view your Author Identification record. Because our campus doesn’t subscribe to Scopus, hyperlinks to Scopus will be inactive.
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
The libraries of four higher education systems in Colorado, including the Health Sciences Library, have come together to launch Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) to improve access to digital information created by their faculty, students and staff. The libraries of Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, and Colorado School of Mines have created the Digital Collections of Colorado “repository” for managing and making available digital files representing all manner of scholarly works over the Internet. For additional information about this partnership please contact Jane Barber, assistant director of development and communications, at 970-491-5712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Digital Collections of Colorado at the Health Sciences Library or to inquire about depositing your work, please see our guide or contact Heidi.Zuniga@ucdenver.edu.
Check the blog this summer for information about events planned for the Health Science Library’s official launch of Digital Collections of Colorado.
Stressed out by finals, boards, or just life in general? Pause at the Health Sciences Library with someone with paws! From April 24-May 15, registered Pet Partners© teams will be available by appointment only on varying days and times to help you relax and reduce stress. Even if you’re just curious about the work these teams do, we encourage you to sign up for a visit.
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) has invited several Pet Partners teams (a sample are pictured below) to visit our library. All teams will be a human handler and their dog and all are trained to support your physical and emotional well-being through Animal Assisted Activity. All visits with the Pet Partners will take place in an enclosed staff conference room on the first floor of the HSL.
Register now for your 20 minute visit with one of the Pet Partners Teams!
If the Register link above does not work, please copy and paste this URL into your internet browser: http://hslstream.ucdenver.edu/classes/#48
- What’s the evidence on Animal Assisted Therapy and Activity? Check out our PubMed search: http://tinyurl.com/pubmedAAT
- What is Animal Assisted Activity? http://petpartners.org/document.doc?id=1102 short version; more details here - http://petpartners.org/page.aspx?pid=319
Check out the app that can help you stay current with academic journals, including titles with no app for institutional subscribers. We have a trial set up for BrowZine which has been configured with many of the journals we subscribe to. You can read articles offline and sync with Zotero, dropbox, and more.
Please provide any feedback to email@example.com or fill out a form here.
BrowZine is only available for iPads at this time, but the company is working on an app for Android tablets as well.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Health Sciences Library Medical Humanities/3rd Floor QS 675 P153w 2012
What was the last children’s novel you read? Harry Potter? Wonder is a children’s novel adults should read.
The novel is essentially a story about kindness, bestowed altruistically or coerced, and what it means to be “ordinary”. The center of the novel is Auggie, who is a fifth grader beginning school after years of homeschooling. Auggie feels he is ordinary, even though his face is disfigured from a genetic disorder. The novel relates the events of Auggie’s first year of school from many points of view. We hear first from Auggie and then from his sister, his principal and his friends. Throughout the novel Palacio reframes the concept of “ordinary”.Each character faces challenges, but some individual’s challenges are much more difficult and enduring than others. In the end empathy and kindness prevail. The reader understands that Auggie will continue to face adversity, but is developing deeper understanding and the strength and support networks to allow him to navigate these challenges.
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]