The Impact of a Literature Consult Service on Geriatric Clinical Care and Training in Falls Prevention (Report)

The Impact of a Literature Consult Service on Geriatric Clinical Care and Training in Falls Prevention (Report)

INTRODUCTION The importance of developing effective health care programs and services for elderly persons in the United States is increasing at warp speed due to significant projected growth in the size of this demographic in the near future. According to the US Census Bureau, the number of persons aged 65 years and older is expected […]

Synthesis of Informatics Literature to Support Institutional Policy Statement Development (Report)

Synthesis of Informatics Literature to Support Institutional Policy Statement Development (Report)

INTRODUCTION The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) case study column provides health sciences librarians with information searching, retrieval, and filtering scenarios in various settings. In previous issues, cases in this series have explored specific patient-care complex questions from clinical teams [1] and best practices for departmental diagnostic decision making [2]. This issue’s case […]

Mapping the Literature of Occupational Therapy: An Update (Report)

Mapping the Literature of Occupational Therapy: An Update (Report)

INTRODUCTION In 1997, the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) launched the “Mapping the Literature of Allied Health Project.” From its inception, the project has employed a common bibliometric methodology, based in part on Bradford’s Law of Scattering [1], to analyze or “map” the bibliographic patterns at play […]

Introducing Pentavalent Vaccine in EPI in India: A Counsel for Prudence in Interpreting Scientific Literature (Correspondence) (Expanded Programme on Immunization)

Introducing Pentavalent Vaccine in EPI in India: A Counsel for Prudence in Interpreting Scientific Literature (Correspondence) (Expanded Programme on Immunization)

Sir, Lone et al (1), have cautioned about the introduction of pentavalent vaccine, that also includes vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), citing several studies in support of the lower Hib disease burden in India, which stems from errors in interpretation of scientific literature. Authors have chosen to quote the result (obtained through RTI) […]

A Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Literature on Internet, Video Games, And Cell Phone Addiction (Report)

A Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Literature on Internet, Video Games, And Cell Phone Addiction (Report)

Behavioral addictions are an emerging phenomenon whose existence, except for pathological gambling, is questioned by the scientific community [1]. Even gambling has been categorized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR) as a condition affecting control of impulses and not as a problem of dependence [2]. Regardless of […]