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December 2010

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Find Medical Videos in PubMed

Did you know that there are almost 800 medical videos cited in PubMed? The majority of the indexed videos come from the video-publication JOVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. JOVE videos are peer reviewed and serve as a new and exciting way to view experimental techniques, data and research results. PubMed has also included the New England Journal of Medicine Videos in Clinical Medicine. NEJM videos are peer-reviewed educational videos that can be used for instruction or training for improved patient care. NEJM assigns an electronic page number (e.g., e1) in order to cite videos in the literature.

To find videos in PubMed, limit your search to Interactive Tutorial under the Article Type and search. Each video is accompanied with an abstract or summary of the video. To view the video, click on the JOVE or NEJM button displayed on your results page and enjoy your video (buttons illustrated below).

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UpToDate Update

UpToDate covers over 8,300 topics in 16 medical specialties and includes more than 97,000 pages of text, links to MEDLINE abstracts, more than 385,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously. An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months.

MD Anderson faculty, researchers, staff and students use UpToDate to find answers to clinical questions.  The top 10 most read topics by MD Anderson for 2010 are:

  1. Diagnosis of hyponatremia
  2. Clinical manifestations, pathologic features, and diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia
  3. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of the myelodysplastic syndromes
  4. Clinical features, laboratory manifestations, and diagnosis of multiple myeloma
  5. Treatment and prognosis of the myelodysplastic syndromes
  6. Causes of hyponatremia
  7. Approach to the patient with abnormal liver function tests
  8. Treatment of hypercalcemia
  9. Tumor lysis syndrome
  10. Fever in the neutropenic adult patient with cancer

If you would like to learn more about searching UpToDate, watch the online demo:

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Featured ebook: AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook – 7th Ed. (2010)

Access this ebook from STAT!Ref:

“Cancer staging plays a pivotal role in the battle on cancer. It forms the basis for understanding the changes in population cancer incidence, extent of disease at initial presentation, and the overall impact of improvements in cancer treatment. Staging forms the base for defining groups for inclusion in clinical trials. Most importantly, staging provides those with cancer and their physicians the critical benchmark for defining prognosis and the likelihood of overcoming the cancer and for determining the best treatment approach for their cases.”

“The seventh edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual is a compendium of all currently available information on the staging of cancer for most clinically important anatomic sites. It has been developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) in cooperation with the TNM Committee of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).”

Table of Contents:

Part 1 – General Information on Cancer Staging and End-Results Reporting
Part II – Head and Neck
Part III – Digestive System
Part IV – Thorax
Part V – Musculoskeletal Sites
Part VI – Skin
Part VII – Breast
Part VIII – Gynecologic Sites
Part IX – Genitourinary Sites
Part X – Ophthalmic Sites
Part XI – Central Nervous System
Part XII – Lymphoid Neoplasms
Part XIII – Personnel and Contributors

Unlike traditional books, ebooks provide dynamic content where errors may be corrected.  This ebook notes the following errata, “Since the publication of the seventh edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, important updates and clarifications have been noted, as well as some unintended technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The errata corrections and updates have been made to this STAT!Ref online version. Corrected PDF pages for the handbook are available on the AJCC website at

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