home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: February 2023

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: February 2023

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri School of Medicine faculty-authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, “Vascular mechanotransduction” was co-authored by Dr. Michael Davis the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology. The article was published in Physiological Reviews (impact factor of 46.513 in 2021).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer also had a publication in JAMA as a member of the USPSTF:

Serologic screening for genital herpes infection: US Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/facpubmonthlyresult/?Month=February&Year=2023

New Ebooks at the Health Sciences Library

Below are a few of the books we’ve recently to our online collection.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

Culture and medicine : critical readings in the health and medical humanities Culture and Medicine Critical Readings in the Health and Medical Humanities

Charting shared advances across the emerging fields of medical humanities and health humanities, this book engages with the question of how biomedical knowledge is constructed, negotiated, and circulated as a cultural practice. The volume is composed of a series of pathbreaking inter-disciplinary essays that bring sociocultural habits of mind and modes of thought to the study of medicine, health and patients. These juxtapositions create new forms of knowledge, while emphasizing the vulnerability of human bodies, anti-essentialist approaches to biology, a sensitivity to language and rhetoric, and an attention to social justice. These essays dissect the ways that cultural practices define the limits of health and the body: from the body’s place and trajectory in the world to how bodies relate to one another, from questions about ageing and sex to what counts as health and illness.


Essentials of health, culture, and diversity : understanding people, reducing disparities Essentials of Health, Culture, and Diversity

With diversity, including cultural diversity, increasingly become the norm, it has become even more essential for students and those planning to work in public health to have more than a cursory understanding of the important cultural dimension of the human societies and groups with whom they’ll be partners. Essentials of Health, Culture, and Diversity: Understanding People, Reducing Disparities examines what is meant by culture and the ways which culture intersects with health issues, and explores how public health efforts can benefit by understanding and working with cultural processes.


Health Literacy A to Z

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Third Edition is written for professionals, students, and others who care a lot about clearly communicating health messages. It also is for people who have multiple projects competing for time and attention. In other words, this book is written for you. Intended as an easy-to-use guide, this book is written in a way to inform and inspire you without being overwhelming.



Incredible consequences of brain injury : the ways your brain can break Incredible consequences of brain injury the ways your brain can break

Incredible Consequences of Brain Injury: The Ways your Brain can Break explains the acquired brain disorders that can suddenly change a person’s life. Underlining the intricate workings of the human brain and the amazing things it does every day, this book examines what happens when the brain stops functioning as it should.\



Psychiatric-mental health nursing : scope and standards of practice 

The Scope and Standards Revision Joint Task Force, composed of members from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, has revised and updated all sections of the document, including the definition of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing, reorganization and expansion of the scope of practice section, and creation of a new Standard on Cultural Humility.


Pharmacology made incredibly easy!

Offering clear, concise descriptions of crucial nursing pharmacology concepts and procedures, this easy-to-follow, colorfully illustrated guide offers step-by-step guidance so to can grasp the fundamentals in enjoyable Incredibly Easy style. From initial assessment to safe medication administration and patient care plans, this is the perfect supplement to class materials, offering solid preparation for NCLEX®, as well as a handy refresher for experienced nurses.


Telehealth and occupational therapy in early intervention Telehealth and Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention

During the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational therapy’s transition to telehealth service delivery for families of children in early intervention (EI) highlighted the strengths and distinct contribution of the profession during unprecedented times. It is more important than ever that occupational therapy demonstrates its distinct value in providing EI services through telehealth. This text acknowledges that telehealth is a critical part of occupational therapy within EI systems and draws on the expertise of researchers and practitioners to offer evidence-based, practical methods to engage in assessment and intervention planning with families served in EI.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Ellis Library West Stacks Renovation Project Update

Ellis Library West Stacks Renovation Project Update

The University of Missouri Libraries are pleased to share an update on our project to renovate the Ellis Library West Stacks to provide climate-controlled storage for Special Collections & Archives materials. Completion of this renovation will ensure long-term preservation and care for our most distinctive collections.

To prepare for construction in 2024, MU Libraries are beginning a year-long project to move materials out of the West Stacks to future homes elsewhere in Ellis or the University of Missouri Libraries Depository (UMLD). Faculty are encouraged to speak with their subject librarian for more information.

The movement of materials will continue through May 2024. The Libraries will keep the West Stacks open for as long as possible during this project. Materials shelved offsite in UMLD may be requested for pick-up at a campus library. Scanning of articles and book chapters is available Monday – Friday.

Work on this project is enabled by a prestigious $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant provides a 3:1 ratio matching challenge, which the MU Libraries will meet by raising 1.5 million dollars in donor funding. For more information and to donate to the project, contact Matt Gaunt, Director of Advancement, at gauntm@missouri.edu or visit Mizzou Give Direct.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at neh.gov.

home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Books to Read on the Beach (or Couch!) This Spring Break

Books to Read on the Beach (or Couch!) This Spring Break

How about some FUN reading for your Spring Break entertainment? If you want time away from your textbooks, look over the leisure reading materials on the wooden shelves in The Lounge (115 Ellis Library). These materials — compliments of the Daniel Boone Regional Library — include novels, magazines, graphic novels and more. These materials are available for you to take, read, and then return at your leisure! No need to check them out and no due dates!

Materials will be changed on the first Tuesday of most months, so come back again to see what is new. These items are not part of our collection, so you will not locate them in the library catalog. Take a book and relish the reading!

The MU Libraries wish you a great Spring Break!

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Take a Break and Read at the Health Sciences Library

Take a Break and Read at the Health Sciences Library

Have you been consumed by work lately? Change focus and refresh with our new leisure reading collection. This small collection of donated items is available for you to borrow and return at will – no due dates, no ID card needed!

Unlike other collections in the library, our leisure reading collection is designed for recreational reading, not for coursework, research, or scholarship. You work hard and you deserve time to unwind.

Our leisure reading collection has books (fiction and non-fiction), graphics novels, and magazines. You can relax and read these materials in the library or take them home with you. When you’re finished, return the books to the Health Sciences Library or any other Mizzou Library.

The items in this collection are not part of our regular collection. You won’t be able to search these books in the catalog and you do not need to check them out.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services PowerNotes Browser Extension Will Help You Stay Organized

PowerNotes Browser Extension Will Help You Stay Organized

Written by Kimberly Moeller

The MU Libraries and Campus Writing Program, with support from the Provost’s Office, are excited to announce that the campus now has access to PowerNotes. This new tool is both a browser extension and outline creator that conceptually bridges the gap between research and writing.

The PowerNotes extension allows you to automatically save text, take notes, and capture citations and URLs all in one click, without leaving the article, PDF, e-book or website you’re currently reading. Highlighted quotes and accompanying details are saved as tiles or notecards in an outline that evolves as you research, which can be shared with collaborators and exported into Word, or just as the bibliography.

If you’re interested in learning more, a workshop on PowerNotes is available through the Libraries YouTube channel and provides an in-depth demonstration in addition to discussing instruction applications. You can also check out the PowerNotes website for short video tutorials on specific features and educator resources.

Contact Kimberly Moeller for any questions, or if your department would like to schedule a presentation!

Funding for PowerNotes is provided by the University of Missouri Libraries, the Campus Writing Program, and the Provost Strategic Initiative Fund.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services How to Find Ebooks at Mizzou Libraries

How to Find Ebooks at Mizzou Libraries

Mizzou Libraries has access to many ebooks and we have an easy way for you to search for them.

Go to library.missouri.edu and type out your topic or the name of the book (put the title in quotation marks for best results) you are looking for in the search box. Click the search button (see the image below for an example).

For books in health sciences, take a look at the Health Sciences Library ebook page.

For books in veterinary medicine, take a look at the Zalk Library ebook page.

For books in journalism and communication, take a look at the Journalism Library ebook page.

If you get stuck or have a question, our 24/6 chat is on the right hand side of the screen. We are here for you.

Scroll down through the search results until you see Filter by Format on the left hand side. Choose Ebook. If Ebook doesn’t show up as an option, choose Show More, then click Ebook. 


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services Asked to Pay for an Article? Request Articles for Free

Asked to Pay for an Article? Request Articles for Free

If you search for an article and hit a paywall, or simply can’t find what you are looking for, request a copy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

There are two ways you can request items from ILL:

  • When searching for articles in databases, you can request a copy throughFindit@MU
  • Fill out the blank interlibrary loan form if you already know what item you are looking for

There is no charge for MU faculty, staff and students.

Click here for more information about our Interlibrary Loan service.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

Recent University of Missouri COVID Publications

Below is a list of recently published Pubmed articles from the University of Missouri related to COVID-19.

If you need assistance accessing the articles, please email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

Pubmed collection of MU authored COVID articles

Al-Mamun F, Hussain N, Sakib N, Hosen I, Rayhan I, Abdullah AH, Bhuiyan A, Sarker MA, Hossain S, Zou L, Manzar MD, Lin CY, Sikder MT, Muhit M, Pakpour AH, Gozal D, Griffiths MD, Mamun MA. Sleep duration during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: A GIS-based large sample survey study. Sci Rep. 2023;13(1):3368. Epub 20230227. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-30023-1. PubMed PMID: 36849735; PMCID: PMC9969935.


Baskett WI, Qureshi AI, Shyu D, Armer JM, Shyu CR. COVID-Specific Long-term Sequelae in Comparison to Common Viral Respiratory Infections: An Analysis of 17 487 Infected Adult Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023;10(1):ofac683. Epub 20221221. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac683. PubMed PMID: 36686632; PMCID: PMC9846186.


Chela HK, Tallon EM, Baskett W, Gangu K, Tahan V, Shyu CR, Daglilar E. Liver injury on admission linked to worse outcomes in COVID-19: an analysis of 14,138 patients. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023;8:4. Epub 20230125. doi: 10.21037/tgh-21-94. PubMed PMID: 36704655; PMCID: PMC9813654.


Focosi D, Quiroga R, McConnell S, Johnson MC, Casadevall A. Convergent Evolution in SARS-CoV-2 Spike Creates a Variant Soup from Which New COVID-19 Waves Emerge. Int J Mol Sci. 2023;24(3). Epub 20230123. doi: 10.3390/ijms24032264. PubMed PMID: 36768588; PMCID: PMC9917121.


Kapp JM, Micheas L, Holmes S, Stormont M, Reinke WM. Prevalence of Poor Mental Health Days and Adverse Childhood Experience Reporting in U.S. Adults Before and After COVID-19. Community Ment Health J. 2023;59(2):233-42. Epub 20220713. doi: 10.1007/s10597-022-01001-0. PubMed PMID: 35829803; PMCID: PMC9859877.


Kataria S, Reza RR, Agboola AA, Mohamed KH, Mohamed AS, Zahid N, Haseeb M, Nasir H. Immune Thrombocytopenia and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis Following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Case Report. Cureus. 2023;15(1):e34272. Epub 20230127. doi: 10.7759/cureus.34272. PubMed PMID: 36855477; PMCID: PMC9968471.


Kelly SC, Thorne PK, Leary EV, Emter CA. Sex and diet, but not exercise, alter cardiovascular ACE2 and TMPRSS2 mRNA levels in aortic banded swine. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2023;134(2):482-9. Epub 20230119. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00736.2022. PubMed PMID: 36656980; PMCID: PMC9942911.


Mannes PZ, Barnes CE, Biermann J, Latoche JD, Day KE, Zhu Q, Tabary M, Xiong Z, Nedrow JR, Izar B, Anderson CJ, Villanueva FS, Lee JS, Tavakoli S. Molecular imaging of chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1) in experimental acute lung injury. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023;120(3):e2216458120. Epub 20230110. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2216458120. PubMed PMID: 36626557; PMCID: PMC9934297 (available 7-10-2023).


Sampson C, Ukah O. Acute Cerebral Infarct and Saddle Pulmonary Embolism in a Post-COVID-19 Patient Treated With Thrombolytics. Cureus. 2023;15(1):e33877. Epub 20230117. doi: 10.7759/cureus.33877. PubMed PMID: 36819369; PMCID: PMC9934941.


Vibert B, Segura P, Gallagher L, Georgiades S, Pervanidou P, Thurm A, Alexander L, Anagnostou E, Aoki Y, Birken CS, Bishop SL, Boi J, Bravaccio C, Brentani H, Canevini P, Carta A, Charach A, Costantino A, Cost KT, Cravo EA, Crosbie J, Davico C, Donno F, Fujino J, Gabellone A, Geyer CT, Hirota T, Kanne S, Kawashima M, Kelley E, Kim H, Kim YS, Kim SH, Korczak DJ, Lai MC, Margari L, Marzulli L, Masi G, Mazzone L, McGrath J, Monga S, Morosini P, Nakajima S, Narzisi A, Nicolson R, Nikolaidis A, Noda Y, Nowell K, Polizzi M, Portolese J, Riccio MP, Saito M, Schwartz I, Simhal AK, Siracusano M, Sotgiu S, Stroud J, Sumiya F, Tachibana Y, Takahashi N, Takahashi R, Tamon H, Tancredi R, Vitiello B, Zuddas A, Leventhal B, Merikangas K, Milham MP, Di Martino A. CRISIS AFAR: an international collaborative study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and service access in youth with autism and neurodevelopmental conditions. Mol Autism. 2023;14(1):7. Epub 20230214. doi: 10.1186/s13229-022-00536-z. PubMed PMID: 36788583; PMCID: PMC9928142.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services Celebrating Women’s History Month at Mizzou Libraries

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Mizzou Libraries

This month we are appreciating all the wonderful works by women. This month’s theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. 

We asked our Mizzou Librarians what stories they’d like to celebrate. Below are just a few of the recommendations, all of which are available to request.

You can view the full list here.


The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same Southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing.


The Gilda Stories : A Novel by Jewelle Gomez

This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who “shares the blood” by two women there, Gilda spends the next two hundred years searching for a place to call home. An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991, The Gilda Stories has endured as an auspiciously prescient book in its explorations of blackness, radical ecology, re-definitions of family, and yes, the erotic potential of the vampire story.


Matrix by Lauren Groffmatrix by lauren groff

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters, and a conviction in her own divine visions. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Marie’s vision be bulwark enough? Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around


The Power by Naomi Aldermanthe power by naomi alderman

A rich Nigerian boy; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. When a vital new force takes root and flourishes, their lives converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls and women now have immense physical power– they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And everything changes.



Disability Visibility: first-person stories from the Twenty-first century by Alice Wongdisability visibility

According to the last census, one in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some are visible, some are hidden–but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of personal essays by contemporary disabled writers. There is Harriet McBryde Johnson’s “Unspeakable Conversations,” which describes her famous debate with Princeton philosopher Peter Singer over her own personhood. There is columnist s. e. smith’s celebratory review of a work of theater by disabled performers. There are original pieces by up-and-coming authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma. There are blog posts, manifestos, eulogies, and testimonies to Congress. Taken together, this anthology gives a glimpse of the vast richness and complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own assumptions and understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and past with hope and love


Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakattasting the sky

In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.