Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: Teton Data Systems
Contents: drug monographs, full text, mobile access
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: ACP Smart Medicine is a regularly-updated, decision support tool from the American College of Physicians. Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER.
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A specialized PubMed search interface for clinicians that affords easier access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
Keywords: clinical evidence, clinical studies, clinical trials, database, genetics, NIH, point-of-care, systematic reviews
Contents: Abstracts, bibliographies, Citations, federated search
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: NextBio Basic is a free web application for searching biomedical and genetic information. It provides access to a 'curated, correlated database' of public data into which NextBio integrates Medline literature, clinical trial information, and news. Its semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. Registered users (registration for this basic version is free) can personalize their experience, communicate, collaborate and share data with the rest of the NextBio community. For the registered user, a single search for a gene yields quick results arranged by category: an overview of the gene; a list of tissues in which the gene is expressed; diseases and compounds relating to the gene; a list of the top associated researchers and authors; literature, associated clinical trials, and more.
Keywords: bioinformatics, clinical studies, collaborative, data analysis, genetics, genomics, networking, ontologies, research tools, semantic search, sequencing
Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources
Descriptions: This website from Department of Health and Human Service's Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium is for researchers recruiting subjects, and for those who would like to volunteer to participate in clinical and other health studies. (University of Texas Health Science Center Houston's Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and UT Medical Branch's Institute for Translational Sciences are members of CTSA.) Institutions and potential volunteers register here; personal information of volunteers is kept secure. "Anyone can join ResearchMatch. Many studies are looking for healthy people... while some are looking for people with specific health conditions. ResearchMatch can help ‘match’ you with any type of research study, ranging from surveys to clinical trials, always giving you the choice to decide what studies may interest you."
Keywords: clinical studies, clinical trials, medicine, networking, NIH, physician, research, science, scientist, U.S. Government
Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Descriptions: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
Keywords: advocacy, animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, clinical studies, clinical trials, education, ethics, healthcare policy, laboratory, law, policy, quality, research, safety
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Stanford University
Descriptions: PharmGKB's mission is "to collect, encode, and disseminate knowledge about the impact of human genetic variations on drug response. We curate primary genotype and phenotype data, annotate gene variants and gene-drug-disease relationships via literature review, and summarize important PGx genes and drug pathways."
Keywords: clinical studies, collaborative, database, dosage, drug pathways, drugs, figures, free, genetics, genomics, genotype, images, pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, phenotype, research, scientist
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The ORDR [Office of Rare Diseases Research] Web site aims to answer questions about rare diseases and the activities of the ORDR for patients, their families, healthcare providers, researchers, educators, students, and anyone with concern for and interest in rare diseases. The site provides information about ORDR-sponsored biomedical research, scientific conferences, and rare and genetic diseases. It also serves as a portal to information on major topics of interest to the rare diseases community."
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical studies, consumer health, disease, gateway, genetics, patient education, U.S. Government
Provider: National Institute of Health Research (UK)
Descriptions: The Health Technology Assessment Programme produces independent research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the National Health Service.
Keywords: clinical evidence, clinical practice guidelines, clinical studies, clinical trials, evidence-based practice, medical devices, reports, research, technology
Provider: NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Descriptions: An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) "...conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases." Publications and reports, information on clinical studies, and general information on conditions and diseases falling within its scope of research. NIAID's scope has expanded to also include biodefense/bioterror issues in recent years.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), allergy, bioterrorism, clinical studies, federal agencies, immune system, infectious disease, public health, vaccine
Provider: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Descriptions: In addition to providing a public resource on the trials currently being conducted at MD Anderson, each page here includes links to text and videos that address patients' more general questions about clinical trials and studies, including eligibility criteria, the phases of a clinical trial, and the benefits and risks of volunteering to participate.
Keywords: biomedical ethics, cancer, clinical studies, clinical trials, dosage, drug metabolism, drug pathways, drugs, ethics, glossary of terms, hospitals, Houston, oncology, patient education, radiation, research, TX, video
Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, index, links to full text
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: A specialized PubMed search interface that affords easier, more focused access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
Keywords: clinical studies, clinical trials, decision support, evidence-based medicine, genetics, systematic reviews
Provider: U.S. National Institutes of Health
Contents: Abstracts, charts/graphs, full text, links, maps, patient education, search engine
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Currently lists approximately 153,000 studies/trials, with locations in all 50 states and 184 countries.
Keywords: clinical alerts, clinical studies, clinical trials, interactive, patient education
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
Keywords: bioterrorism, clinical studies, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, healthcare administration, healthcare professional, healthcare system, hospitals, infectious disease, pandemic, public health