Nashville marks the spot where HCA was born
In 1968, the company's first year in business, HCA Healthcare Inc. ’s headquarters was a three-bedroom, blue and white house in the parking lot of Nashville’s Park View Hospital. HCA only owned a handful of hospitals at the time, and the company’s success was far from certain. “I always kept my medical degree current, just in case,” Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., HCA’s only living co-founder, told the Nashville Business Journal earlier this year. On Friday, an historical marker recognizing the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Violence against women: historical trajectory of a care program (Curitiba - 1997-2014) - Mafioletti TM, Peres AM, Larocca LM, Fontoura MP.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the historical trajectory and the contributions of the Programa de Aten ção às Mulheres em Situação de Violência (Program of Care to Women Victims of Violence) of Curitiba. METHOD: Research with documentary and local appr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why hazing continues despite physical and mental health consequences
A practice with deep historical roots, hazing has led to physical, sexual and emotional abuse — and even deaths — yet still continues in Canada and the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UCL launches inquiry into historical links with eugenics
Staff and students want UCL to remove name of ‘father of eugenics’ Francis Galton from university buildingsUniversity College London has launched an inquiry into its historical links with eugenics, following pressure from students and staff.It emerged in January thatconferences on eugenics and intelligence had been run secretly at the university for at least three years by James Thompson, an honorary senior lecturer at UCL. Speakers included white supremacists and a researcher who has previously advocated child rape.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anna Fazackerley Tags: UCL (University College London) Toby Young Race Genetics UK news Higher education Science Source Type: news

Could AI Become the New Quality Control Manager in Medical Device Manufacturing?
Quality is of utmost concern to manufacturers everywhere, but perhaps nowhere does it hold greater importance than in the plant where medical devices are being made and defects can have life or death consequences. Think for a second about the implications of faulty X-ray or ultrasound machines, surgical devices, or pacemakers. Until now, the way the quality of these devices has been controlled is through manual inspections performed by quality analytics (QA) teams. They often randomly inspect products coming off the assembly line, and if a product seems to contain a defect, it is eliminated. But what happens if the defects...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Carlos Mel éndez Tags: Assembly and Automation 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Rampage shootings: an historical, empirical, and theoretical overview [Curr Opin Psychol 19 (2018) 28-33] [Corrigendum] - Rocque M, Duwe G.
In the original version of the manuscript, the Mother Jones definition of mass shootings inadvertently included the death of the perpetrator. The text has been changed to: "Mother Jones, in 2012, began collecting data on rampage shootings, which they defin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Why Should You Care About Amazon's New Medical Language Processing Service
Amazon ’s plan to democratize the ability to extract medical information from historical data is a game-changer. Compared to Google, Microsoft and Apple’s focus on building their own closed personal health record ecosystem, Amazon chooses to deliver a more open and interoperable healthcare ecosystem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shourjya Sanyal, Contributor Source Type: news

The V-sign: now that ’s what I call a digital message | Terry Victor
You can ’t beat gestural slang, which is why the late Baroness Trumpington’s two-fingered salute spoke to our heartsGestural slang has given us the best in communication for at least 2,500 years. The Roman poet Martial and the historian Suetonius both noted the use of the impudent or infamous digit. Nowadays, that classic middle finger decorates territorial claims from playgrounds to motorways. Whether in good-humoured repudiation or less nuanced acts of aggression, the origins of this essentially European gesture are apparently phallic. That finger you may have just flipped in response to these words represent...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Terry Victor Tags: Language Baroness Trumpington UK news Science Winston Churchill Source Type: news

Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this type of extreme weather determines how soils respond to future climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Only Three Days Left to Apply! Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The MAR offices will be clo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Spinal Deformities in Romantic Operas Spinal Deformities in Romantic Operas
Characters in several famous operas were affected by spinal deformities. How has that helped further our historical understanding of these conditions?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Addressing health care challenges takes a multipronged, collaborative approach
We ’re in the midst of significant health care challenges no generation has encountered before.  U.S. health care spending continues to increase at an unsustainable rate. The cost of care for a typical American family of four covered by an employer-sponsored health plan in 2017 was $26,994 according to the Milliman Medical Index. If the cost of health care continues to grow at the historical 6 percent growth rate, that number will increase to $47,500 by the year 2025 (which would be well over half… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Michael W. Cropp Source Type: news

Addressing health care challenges takes a multipronged, collaborative approach
We ’re in the midst of significant health care challenges no generation has encountered before.  U.S. health care spending continues to increase at an unsustainable rate. The cost of care for a typical American family of four covered by an employer-sponsored health plan in 2017 was $26,994 according to the Milliman Medical Index. If the cost of health care continues to grow at the historical 6 percent growth rate, that number will increase to $47,500 by the year 2025 (which would be well over half… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Michael W. Cropp Source Type: news

Changes over time in marijuana use, deviant behavior and preference for risky behavior among U.S. adolescents from 2002-2014: testing the moderating effect of gender and age - Moss SL, Santaella-Tenorio J, Mauro PM, Keyes KM, Martins SS.
We examined 1) trends, 2) effect modification by sex and age, 3) associations of marijuana use wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

3D technology reawakening Europe's past
The secrets hidden inside Europe's historical buildings and sites are being unlocked with the use of advanced 3D technology developed by an EU-funded project. The project is reconstructing such sites virtually - imparting knowledge of Europe's cultural heritage to a wider audience on smartphones and other mobile devices. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 26, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Polish contribution to the development of views on horse riding as a form of therapy - a brief historical retrospection - Urban R.
Since ancient times, man has ridden horses. Ancient Greeks and Romans, who did so mostly for utilitarian purposes, also found that horse riding was the source of rider's health, recommending equestrianism to men and women of different ages as an exercise t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Cedar Project: exploring determinants of psychological distress among young Indigenous people who use drugs in three Canadian cities - Pearce ME, Jongbloed KA, Pooyak SD, Blair AH, Christian WM, Sharma R, Mazzuca A, Zamar DS, Schechter MT, Spittal PM.
BACKGROUND: Mental health and wellbeing, including addressing impacts of historical trauma and substance use among young people, has been identified as a key priority by Indigenous communities and leaders across Canada and globally. Yet, research to unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Left-turn phasing decisions utilizing simulated traffic conflicts and historical crashes - Amiridis K, Stamatiadis N, Kirk A.
A fundamental objective of traffic signal operations is the development of phasing plans that reduce delays while maintaining a high level of safety. One issue of concern is the treatment of left-turn phasing, which can operate as a protected movement, a p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Extended desired safety margin car-following model that considers variation of historical perceived risk and acceptable risk - Zhang J, Wang Y, Lu G.
In this paper, an extended desired safety margin (DSM) car-following model is proposed by accounting for the effect of the variation of historical perceived risk and acceptable risk in terms of the DSM model. By conducting gray correlation analysis, an inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Population health adaptation approaches to the increasing severity and frequency of weather-related disasters resulting from our changing climate: a literature review and application to Charleston, South Carolina - Runkle J, Svendsen ER, Hamann M, Kwok RK, Pearce J.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent changes in our planetary climate have and will continue to challenge historical knowledge and risk assumptions for weather-related disasters. While the public health community is rapidly working to develop epidemiological approach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Does sex education before college protect students from sexual assault in college? - Santelli JS, Grilo SA, Choo TH, Diaz G, Walsh K, Wall M, Hirsch JS, Wilson PA, Gilbert L, Khan S, Mellins CA.
This study examines historical risk factors (experiences and exposures that occurred prior to college) for penetrative sexual assault (PSA) victimizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

History and physical exam predictors of intracranial injury in the elderly fall patient: a prospective multicenter study - Jeanmonod R, Asher S, Roper J, Vera L, Winters J, Shah N, Reiter M, Bruno E, Jeanmonod D.
OBJECTIVES: A prior single-center study demonstrated historical and exam features predicting intracranial injury (ICI) in geriatric patients with low-risk falls. We sought to prospectively validate these findings in a multicenter population. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Between a Stethoscope and a Gavel
In late 1959, a young firefighter candidate was given a welcome break from the “grinder”—an affectionate term for the training academy of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). The young firefighter had been told his “contractual duty is to fight fire”1 and had spent the prior weeks drilling on the techniques of the profession under the Southern California sun. However, today would be different. Instead of pulling hose and lifting ladders, his afternoon would be spent in a classroom taking a course called “first aid.” At best, the course was marginal; lasting less than tw...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jameson Karns Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Historian tells new story about England's venerated 'Domesday book'
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Nearly a thousand years ago, a famous king created a famous book, later given the title 'Domesday' (pronounced 'doomsday'). It's among the most famous documents in English history, but its origins had not been thoroughly investigated. University of Illinois history professor Carol Symes makes the case that it came years later than the 1087 date to which it's attributed. The process that produced it also exposed a load of grievance from a conquered people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A historical perspective on the AASHTO guide for the development of bicycle facilities and the impact of the vehicular cycling movement - Schultheiss W, Sanders RL, Toole J.
This paper draws from a literature review and interviews to demonstrate the impact of advocacy, research, and culture on guidance for design users, bike lanes, and separated (protected) bike lanes in the American Association of State Highway and Transporta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Development of macro-level crime and collision prediction models to support data-driven approach to crime and traffic safety (DDACTS) - Takyi EA, Oluwajana SD, Park PY.
The number of violent crimes and fatal-injury collisions concerns many jurisdictions. Traditional enforcement tactics are often reactive, relying on historical crime and collision data to select locations for law enforcement. Advanced law enforcement tacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Reconsidering the Victory Bike in World War II: federal transportation policy, history, and bicycle commuting in America - Longhurst J.
The largest federal intervention in bicycle transportation policy in the 20th century damaged the popularity and prospects of adult cycling in the United States. But in contemporaneous publications and in historical accounts, the World War II "Victory Bike... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Immune Combo Active in Relapsed/Refractory AML
(MedPage Today) -- Response, survival with nivolumab and azacitidine top historical data (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Historical trends in the grade of onset and sequence of cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use among adolescents from 1976-2016: implications for "Gateway" patterns in adolescence - Keyes KM, Rutherford C, Miech R.
We examined historical trends in: average grade of onset of marijuana, alcohol, and cigarette u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists reveal 10,000-year-old mummy is Native American ancestor
DNA testing discredits theory Nevada ’s ‘Spirit Cave mummy’ is of Paleoamerican heritageScientists attempting to map out the historical migrations of North and South America by analysing ancient bones have revealed that a 10,000-year-old skeleton unearthed in a cave in Nevada is the ancestor of a Native American tribe.The iconic skeleton, known as the “Spirit Cave mummy”, was reburied this summer by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone people in Nevada, bringing closure to a decades-long legal dispute with anthropologists who fought for it to remain on display in a museum.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Archaeology Native Americans Americas Indigenous Australians Indigenous peoples Source Type: news

Contingency and determinism in evolution: Replaying lifes tape
Historical processes display some degree of "contingency," meaning their outcomes are sensitive to seemingly inconsequential events that can fundamentally change the future. Contingency is what makes historical outcomes unpredictable. Unlike many other natural phenomena, evolution is a historical process. Evolutionary change is often driven by the deterministic force of natural selection, but natural selection works upon variation that arises unpredictably through time by random mutation, and even beneficial mutations can be lost by chance through genetic drift. Moreover, evolution has taken place within a planet...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Blount, Z. D., Lenski, R. E., Losos, J. B. Tags: Evolution, Online Only review Source Type: news

Epic new film depicts the events leading to the infamous Peterloo Massacre
Next year is the bicentenary of one of the most shameful episodes in English history – the Peterloo Massacre, in which 15 people were killed and hundreds seriously injured when sabre-wielding cavalry charged into a peaceful rally in Manchester, where working people were demanding the right to vote. Before that, and serving as a rousing prelude to the anniversary, there’s Peterloo. The new film by celebrated director Mike Leigh recounts the events leading to the massacre as well as the terrible day itself, from both sides. On one, there are the poverty-stricken working people of Manchester and the surroundi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine News manchester Source Type: news

Breaking Through the Bias: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Usability Studies
Conclusion When you are lifting weights, you hire a coach to make sure you are using the proper form. The concept is easy to understand, but if you don’t know what you are doing, it’s easy to mess up. In the same way, use-trained UX researchers or usability professionals help you map out an ideal path to extract the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time. They are well versed in understanding what questions should be asked and how to achieve rich results. It’s easy to listen to the echo chamber, but when conducted with the right attitude, user studies...
Source: MDDI - November 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Martin Tags: Design Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, we shined a spotlight on Deena Caswell, MSLIS, from the Cherry Hill Public Library in New Jersey, and her amazing work in creating programs that focus on LGBTQ populations and topics. NNLM Fall 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: it’s not too late to participate! Join NNLM on November 7th as we add citations to, and improve existing Wikipedia articles on Women’s Health, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources and Natio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Landscape of elderly suicide in South Korea: its trend according to age, gender, and educational attainment - Kim JW, Jung HY, Won DY, Shin YS, Noh JH, Kang TI.
This study aims to understand the social, historical, and cultural context of the Korean older adults and examine suicide trends based on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Autopsy as a Source of Discovery in Cardiovascular Medicine Autopsy as a Source of Discovery in Cardiovascular Medicine
This essay presents a brief historical survey of the autopsy as a source of discovery in cardiovascular medicine. What role might it play in the modern era of precision medicine?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Journal Article Source Type: news

Orthofix Q3 beats The Street
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) today posted third quarter earnings that topped both sales and earnings per share expectations on Wall Street. The Lewisville, Texas-based company posted losses of $1.2 million, or 7¢ per share, on sales of $111.7 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing a 135% swing into the red while sales grew 6.1% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 43¢, well ahead of the 36¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of approximately $110.7 million for the quarter. “In additio...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Orthofix Source Type: news

Terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder: a historical review - Durodi é B, Wainwright D.
Terror is a psychological state. Historically, most studies of terrorism focused on its societal purpose and structural consequences rather than mental health effects. That emphasis began to change shortly before the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A vas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Glasgow equal pay talks resume after successful strike
Equal pay talks have resumed in Glasgow after this week’s successful strike action by UNISON and GMB members in Scotland’s second city. More than 8,000 union members – overwhelmingly low paid women –  took strike action on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 10,000 marching to a rally outside the city hall on the first day of the strike. There, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told them: “Today, our whole union stands with Glasgow. “Together, we have taken the fight to the courts and to the streets. Councillors have come and gone, but our demands for equal pay have remain...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article equal pay equality glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

Carnegie Mellon power sector carbon index sees double digit growth in solar power
(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) The Power Sector Carbon Index, developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems tracks the environmental performance of US power producers and compares current emissions to more than two decades of historical data collected nationwide. It provides a comprehensive picture of the carbon intensity of electricity production during the previous twelve months, as well as a summary of how much electricity is being produced by coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable sources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Professor signals 'tipping point' for nurse and midwife research
The historical under-representation of nurses and midwives in health research roles is at “tipping point” in the right direction, a leading professor has told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

4 historical medical devices that will horrify you
The history of medical devices is fraught with misguided ambition, shots in the dark, and, of course, quackery. It is also full of unbelievable invention. Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash When we look back at our medical past, we might see the early iterations of technologies today.  There were mistakes, but there were also the early seeds of progress – including the development of antibodies, ingenuity in surgical tool design, and the burgeoning of medical ethics and evidence-driven medicine. We may laugh or dismiss the missteps as folly. But we should be cautious in our laughter because these products als...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Featured Research & Development antique medical devices antiques southerncaliforniamedicalmuseum Source Type: news

Consider the Most Probable Number Method for Bioburden Testing
The most probable number (MPN) bioburden test method can be a valuable tool for determining bioburden counts when the typical bioburden test methods are problematic on a particular product or when a test needs to detect low levels of bioburden. Common bioburden determination techniques utilize the removal of microorganisms by elution—microorganisms are removed from the product through an extraction process (i.e., an extraction-based bioburden method). The product is immersed in a sterile fluid and extracted using a shaking method. The solution is then filtered through a 0.45-micron filter that is placed o...
Source: MDDI - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sean Shepherd and Martell Winters Tags: Testing Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty
CHICAGO—The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal forexamining the maxillofacial region, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Applying Quality Management Best Practices for Medtech
Conclusion Today's medical device manufacturers are in a race every day to improve compliance, quality, and production scale and speed so they can retain customers and win new ones. Being able to simultaneously compete across these conflicting dimensions of their business makes real-time monitoring essential for providing an accurate, continual data stream that powers analytics and BI applications for insights into improvement. Compliance and quality require exceptional data accuracy and precision to generate the reports and ongoing regulatory filings essential for selling into various countries and industries around the w...
Source: MDDI - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Parise and Louis Columbus Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Care to Address American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Disparities
Blog post from the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities on the mental health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people as well as the importance of culturally competent assessment and care. Discusses mental health disparities, historical trauma, and discrimination. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Child health in 2030 in England: comparisons with other wealthy countries
This report uses long-term historical data to project outcomes for children and young people's health in 2030. The report concludes that whilst England is middle of the pack for some outcomes, on the majority England is likely to fall further behind other wealthy countries over the next decade (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news