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 […]

South African Menopause Society Council Revised Consensus Position Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy (Statement)

South African Menopause Society Council Revised Consensus Position Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy (Statement)

The Council of the South African Menopause Society (SAMS) revised the 2004 statement (1) on menopausal hormone therapy (HT) at a consensus meeting held on 25/26 November 2006. The revision incorporated not only new evidence but also the re-evaluated evidence used in the previous statement. Clinicians are expected to practise in accordance with the findings […]

South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement: A Joint Statement from the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (Lassa) (Guideline) (Report)

South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement: A Joint Statement from the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (Lassa) (Guideline) (Report)

1. Introduction In 2003, the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (LASSA) officially adopted the European Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (1) to replace the South African Lipid Guidelines published in 2000. (2) The European document has recently been updated with the publication of […]

The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement

The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement

The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement helps guide students in crafting their stories for the medical school Admission Committees. It’s not only a collection of essays from students who got into top schools, but is a showcase of essays that started badly and were honed to tell great stories. Ryan Gray, […]

Commentary on Statement on Human Papillomavirus Test Utilization (Editorial)

Commentary on Statement on Human Papillomavirus Test Utilization (Editorial)

Michaela had a Papanicolaou (Pap) test at age 17, less than 3 months from her first intercourse. The test was interpreted as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) and the laboratory automatically “reflexed” this to human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. Michaela tested positive for high-risk (carcinogenic) HPV, had colposcopy and biopsy and cryotherapy for cervical […]