Archive for July, 2010

New England Journal of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is again available online. The contract issues have been resolved. However, the UT Full Text links to the journal have been removed from PubMed because NEJM has changed its website platform. PubMed is working with NEJM to reestablish the links. In the meantime, if you need to access full text articles, please start from the library’s home page or the library online catalog. If you have questions, please contact the Information Desk in the library (901-448-5054) or email

Remote Access to Library Resources

If you need to access library resources, including UpToDate, from home or on the go, you need to register with the library. To do so, go to the library’s home page, select the link to Patron Registration from the left navigation bar. You will need your UTHSC NetID and UTHSC email password to complete the online registration form. It will take one business day for your registration to take effect. After you have registered with the library, you can use your UTHSC NetID and password to log into the library to access electronic resources from any off-campus location.

UpToDate Workshops

UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed, information retrieval resource. You can search UpToDate on the Web, desktop/laptop computer, or a mobile device. Hold these dates, July 21 and 22, for upcoming 1-hour UpToDate workshops and learn expert search techniques from Amanda Mead, MT(ASCP), UpToDate’s regional client trainer.

Do you know the most efficient method to search the UpToDate database to answer this question?

You are called to the bedside of a disheveled, 36-year-old male who was brought to the emergency department with suspected alcohol withdrawal. Despite administering large doses of lorazepam according to a CIWAS-Ar scale, you find that the patient continues to be agitated and delirious, with elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate. You suspect refractory delirium tremens. What are your treatment options?

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Revisiting the Flexner Report

In April 1910, Abraham Flexner published Medical Education in the United States and Canada. Flexner’s groundbreaking report changed medical education, and, on the heels of its 100-year anniversary, the Health Sciences Library has purchased Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency. Published by the Carnegie Foundation, Educating Physicians is a contemporary call for reform in the same vein as Flexner’s original work.

Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency is now available for checkout. The call number is W 18 C773e 2010