Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
Contents: brief records, charts/graphs, Citations, datasets, images, links, multiple databases, search engine, summaries
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules and is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. It includes substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data in three primary databases: PCSubstance, PCCompound and PCBioAssay. PCSubstance contains more than 12 million records; PCCompound contains more than 7 million unique structures; and PCBioAssay contains more than 200 bioassays.
Keywords: applications, bioassay, cell signaling, chemical compounds, chemical structure, data-sharing, drug pathways, drugs, proteins, receptors, tests, widgets
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This (now archival) CDC page outlines the steps for medical professionals in identifying and treating cases of possible H1N1 influenza. For current information on influenza from CDC, go to the entry, CDC Seasonal Influenza.
Keywords: communicable diseases, diagnosis, epidemic, federal agencies, H1N1, pandemic, public health, tests, zoonoses
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
Keywords: biomedical research, communicable diseases, consumer health, epidemic, epidemiology, federal agencies, H1N1, infectious disease, news, pandemic, public health, tests, travel medicine, zoonoses
Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This FDA portal for the medical device industry and consumers links the user to information on medical devices (both approved and recalled), medical imaging and radiation safety, full text regulations, and more.
Keywords: biotechnology, consumer health, dosage, federal agencies, gateway, industry, medical devices, medical imaging, news, patient education, products, quality, radiation, safety, tests, U.S. Government
Provider: American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Descriptions: This website, designed primarily for consumers, was developed to aid the user in understanding the clinical laboratory tests one might undergo as a part of routine medical care or for diagnostic purposes. The site is a collaboration between several professional societies representative of the clinical laboratory community. It may be searched alphabetically by condition or disease name, or according to categories for appropriate routine health screenings. The user can elect to read the text here in English, Czech, German, Spanish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, or Polish translation.
Keywords: chemistry, consumer health, laboratory, spanish, tests
Provider: Truven Health Analytics
Contents: drug monographs, full text, protocols, summaries
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Micromedex is a quick and in-depth source of information on drugs, toxins and natural/herbal products. Each component of Micromedex addresses a broad subject area: medication safety, disease management and treatment (both general and emergency medicine), patient education, toxicology, laboratory tests. Each broad category is fed by a cluster of relevant databases. Each category is accessible in tabs on every page, and affords the user a drop-down choice to narrow a search to a specific database, or a specific topic. Drug interaction information, various calculator tools, a neonatal drug resource (NeoFax), a database of international drug information (Index Nominum), MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and more additional resources are included. Please Note: Micromedex is licensed to us for academic and training use only. Application of this subscription to affect outcomes in any actual clinical setting, whether a laboratory or a care facility, is strictly prohibited by the terms of our license. Please comply with this restriction. NOTE: Micromedex may lag with being up to date with new browser versions. Try the Chrome or Safari browsers if you have trouble with IE or Firefox after a new release, or run in compatibility mode.
Keywords: drugs, emergency medicine, evidence-based, herbs, mobile access, pesticides, pharmaceutical, pharmacology, pharmacy, reproductive health, tests, toxicology, toxins, trademark