BMJ Case Reports (20 new articles): August 2014

Spermatic cord abscess: a rare complication of epididymo-orchitis, the diagnosis and management
Acquired von Willebrand’s disease associated with epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid salivary gland
Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Citrobacter koseri originating from a renal abscess
Community-acquired multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infective endocarditis
A case of sigmoid colon duplication in an adult woman

An unusual cause of altered mental status: the importance of monitoring a patient’s blood pressure
Three-dimensional precise orientation of bilateral auricular trial prosthesis using a facebow for a young adult with Crouzon syndrome
‘Saddle nose’ deformity caused by advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal septum
Columella pressure necrosis: a method of surgical reconstruction and its long-term outcome

Plasmablastic multiple myeloma following clear cell renal cell carcinoma
Magnamosis: a novel technique for the management of rectal atresia
A surprising cause of acute right upper quadrant pain
Intranasal tooth: ectopic eruption 1 year after maxillofacial trauma
A rare case of acute hepatitis induced by use of Babchi seeds as an Ayurvedic remedy for vitiligo

Atypical presentation of chronic granulomatous disease with Burkholderia cepacia
Unicystic ameloblastoma with mural proliferation: conservative or surgical approach’
Multidetector CT angiography influences the choice of treatment for blunt carotid artery injury
Extensive maxillofacial plasmablastic lymphoma in an immunocompetent patient
An unusual and inexplicable ECG pattern in an ostial LAD occlusion
Fracture of mandible during yawning in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta

Staff Library ‘Updates’ Service

bulletins circleTwice a year, the Staff Library Service issues a series of  Updates that list the details of recent research reports in various specialties. Many of the articles have a link to the full text which you can access via an Athens password. Details on how to do this are explained clearly in each Update.

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  • Dermatology
  • Dietetics
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  • Physiotherapy
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Changes to TIN’s Current Awareness Service

tin_logoThe Keeping up to Date element of The Improvement Network TIN) will be migrating to a new website. The existing TIN website will only continue until September 2013, as the Strategic Health Authority which hosted it no longer exists. TIN will not be maintained however.

The Current Awareness Service for Health is therefore creating a new site for health related alerting services, which will be based on the Keeping up to Date section of TIN. A copy of the site will be taken on 29 April after which no new content will be added until the new site is up and running. We will announce that as widely as possible, once the migration is completed, and redirects will be in place.

NEW Horizon Scanning page

Please see the newest page on our web portal – Horizon Scanning.  We hope this feature will prove popular whatever your area of expertise or discipline.

The Staff Library is developing a new service.  Horizon Scanning or current awareness as it is sometimes known, is a time saving method of keeping up to date on a chosen topic, with the minimum of effort on your part. 

We regularly review news and information published from many quality Internet sources such as BMJ, Harvard Business Review, King’s Fund and Cochrane Library to name but a few.   We then collate the results for you in a format that is easy to read, review and share.  News is already published on this web portal under appropriate page headings eg: Nursing, Orthopaedics and Community Care for instance.  However, instead of you having to remember to visit our website, we can send the news directly to your Inbox.

If you have a specific topic in mind, please contact us so that we can discuss a bespoke service.   This is a FREE service and all that is required is a valid email address. Why not give it a try?  Take a look at the current collection now

All together now: Current awareness and horizon scanning bulletins

In a typically hectic working day people often find it difficult to find the time to stay up-to-date.  How do you know what is happening in research, in development, changes to practice or in legislation? In an attempt to make this easier  we have published current awareness links on many of our individual pages to make it easy to access all that information in one click.  Our current awareness bulletins summarise for the readers’ convenience, the latest specialist news from numerous reputable sources.

It is our hope that this benefits the reader and ultimately supports patient care.

As from today it should be even easier to find this information as all our bulletins and feeds are listed on the Welcome page.  If you haven’t seen them before – take a look now and see what you have been missing …. and then tell your colleagues!

Look out for some additional feeds which have joined this collection:

Breast Feeding, COPD, Emergency Care, End of Life, Musculoskeletal, Nursing, Patient Experience, Rheumatology and Stroke.