Routine Cryptococcal Antigen Screening for Hiv-Infected Patients with Low CD4+ T-Lymphocyte Counts--Time to Implement in South Africa?(Clinical PRACTICE: Policy) (Cluster of Differentiation) (Report)

Routine Cryptococcal Antigen Screening for Hiv-Infected Patients with Low CD4+ T-Lymphocyte Counts–Time to Implement in South Africa?(Clinical PRACTICE: Policy) (Cluster of Differentiation) (Report)

Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a major cause of death among HIV-infected individuals. It causes an estimated 957 900 cases and 624 700 deaths worldwide annually, the vast majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa. (1) In Cape Town, CM is now the most common cause of adult meningitis (63% of all microbiologically confirmed cases (2)), and […]

Know the Facts Before You Choose a DI Policy (NEWS: WV Medical Insurance Agency) (Report)

Know the Facts Before You Choose a DI Policy (NEWS: WV Medical Insurance Agency) (Report)

A sports injury, a car accident, a problem pregnancy … no one knows when–or how–disability will strike. That unpredictability is why the best disability income (DI) insurance policy is the one that generates the most benefits in the greatest number of disability scenarios. But how do you know which DI policy is the best for […]

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 […]

Affirming Our Commitment to Research: The Medical Library Association's Research Policy Statement: The Process and Findings (Report)

Affirming Our Commitment to Research: The Medical Library Association’s Research Policy Statement: The Process and Findings (Report)

INTRODUCTION Early in 2005, Joanne Gard Marshall, FMLA, then president of the Medical Library Association (MLA), created a task force to review and revise Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Information Practice [1], the association’s research policy statement published in 1995. The task force also was charged to restructure, enhance, and develop MLA programs to advance […]