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Summer reads for doctors — or anyone interested in medicine

Alexandra Mazzarisi, AAMC Outreach Specialist, and Stacy Weiner, Senior Staff Writer at the Association of American Medical Colleges recently curated a list of 10 summer reads for doctors or anyone interested in medicine.

From the intricacies of the immune system to the first year of residency, these books cover the compelling, the strange, and the meaningful aspects of medicine — as well as the personal triumphs and tragedies of life as a doctor.

What’s it like to hold a heart in your hand, cut open a skull, scramble to save your husband’s life, face deep-seated sexism or racism in medicine, or make split-second, high-stakes decisions for patients?

Below are a few from the list that you can request from the Health Sciences Library or from Mobius.


Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Performing surgery can be an exhilarating opportunity to heal and an intense gamble with dangerously high stakes, notes Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a New Yorker columnist and surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In Complications, Gawande shares chilling tales of physician errors and complex stories of medical mysteries. He holds up a mirror to both doctors and patients, from the burned-out doctor who regrettably refuses to quit to the boy with a football-sized tumor enveloping his lung. Gawande also explores major issues in medicine, including how hospitals can train young doctors while protecting patients from inexperience. Throughout, he makes clear that, with a closer look, one can see just “how messy, uncertain, and also surprising medicine turns out to be.”

 

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh, CBE, FRCS

Henry Marsh, CBEM FRCS, one of Britain’s foremost neurosurgeons, has spent decades operating on the human brain: the home of all thought, feeling, reason, and memory. In Do No Harm, Marsh reviews some of his greatest triumphs and most painful failures, honestly sharing the stress of surgeries — sometimes lasting 10 hours or more — in which a minor misstep can cause horrible damage. This New York Times bestseller is an intimate look inside the organ Marsh calls “as great as the stars at night.” But it’s also a glimpse into the hearts of the physicians who have the blessing and the burden of tinkering inside it.

 

Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life by Suzanne Koven, MD

Watching a new class of interns, Suzanne Koven, MD, a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, felt an urge to pen them a missive describing what she wished she had known early in her career. “Even more, I yearned to tell my younger self what I wished I’d known,” she notes in Letter to a Young Female Physician. Koven’s decades of experience include varied forms of sexism, including being told that “no self-respecting man would go to a lady urologist.” But her dedication to medicine is staunch, manifest in her decision to volunteer in a COVID-19 clinic despite concerns about her own health. Koven also honestly reveals her many moments of insecurity as a provider, as a mother, and as a daughter who failed to recognize her mother’s heart disease. From burnout to body image, she shares her personal journey toward a deeper appreciation of her gifts and a greater acceptance of her imperfections.

 

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Ritchel

Given the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines on the immune systems of millions of people around the world, few topics may be as compelling or timely as immunology. Written before the pandemic but powerfully describing the intricate mechanism that can heal cuts, fight cancer, and battle viruses, An Elegant Defense weaves together biology, research, and medical history with four patients’ personal experiences — including a childhood friend of author Matt Ritchel. Ritchel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, takes readers on an intimate exploration of the body’s primary defense mechanism and its ability to heal or hurt.

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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: June 2021

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.

The June 2021 featured article, “Safety, efficacy, and tolerability of efgartigimod in patients with generalised myasthenia gravis (ADAPT): a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial” , was co-authored by Dr. Richard Barohn, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. The article was published in The Lancet Neurology (impact factor of 30.039 in 2019).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer of the Department of Family & Community Medicine had another USPSTF guideline published (Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement) in JAMA (impact factor of 45.540 in 2019).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=June&Year=2021

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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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

 

Almas T, Goraya MHN, Tarar ZI, Khedro T, Ehtesham M, Malik U, Al-Awaid AH, Niaz MA, Alshaikh L, Rifai A. The travails of therapeutic modifications in cancer care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Future directions and lessons learned. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021;66:102411. Epub 2021/06/08. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102411. PubMed PMID: 34094529; PMCID: PMC8163725.

 

Appelberg S, Gupta S, Svensson Akusjärvi S, Ambikan AT, Mikaeloff F, Saccon E, Végvári Á, Benfeitas R, Sperk M, Ståhlberg M, Krishnan S, Singh K, Penninger JM, Mirazimi A, Neogi U. Dysregulation in Akt/mTOR/HIF-1 signaling identified by proteo-transcriptomics of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020;9(1):1748-60. Epub 2020/07/22. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2020.1799723. PubMed PMID: 32691695; PMCID: PMC7473213.

 

Curtis AF, Rodgers M, Miller MB, McCrae CS. Impact of Sex on COVID-19 Media Exposure, Anxiety, Perceived Risk, and Severity in Middle-Aged and Older Adults. J Aging Health. 2021:8982643211025383. Epub 2021/06/12. doi: 10.1177/08982643211025383. PubMed PMID: 34114480.

 

Hall JB, Woods ML, Luechtefeld JT. Pediatric Physical Therapy Telehealth and COVID-19: Factors, Facilitators, and Barriers Influencing Effectiveness-a Survey Study. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021;33(3):112-8. Epub 2021/06/05. doi: 10.1097/pep.0000000000000800. PubMed PMID: 34086621; PMCID: PMC8212883.

 

Hinckel BB, Baumann CA, Ejnisman L, Cavinatto LM, Martusiewicz A, Tanaka MJ, Tompkins M, Sherman SL, Chahla JA, Frank R, Yamamoto GL, Bicos J, Arendt L, Fithian D, Farr J. Evidence-based Risk Stratification for Sport Medicine Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020;4(10):e20.00083. Epub 2021/05/15. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00083. PubMed PMID: 33986224; PMCID: PMC7537824

 

Kannan SR, Spratt AN, Quinn TP, Heng X, Lorson CL, Sönnerborg A, Byrareddy SN, Singh K. Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2: there Is Something More than D614G? J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2020;15(4):574-7. Epub 2020/09/16. doi: 10.1007/s11481-020-09954-3. PubMed PMID: 32930936; PMCID: PMC7490321.

 

Neogi U, Hill KJ, Ambikan AT, Heng X, Quinn TP, Byrareddy SN, Sönnerborg A, Sarafianos SG, Singh K. Feasibility of Known RNA Polymerase Inhibitors as Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Drugs. Pathogens. 2020;9(5). Epub 2020/05/03. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9050320. PubMed PMID: 32357471; PMCID: PMC7281371.

 

Raj SR, Arnold AC, Barboi A, Claydon VE, Limberg JK, Lucci VM, Numan M, Peltier A, Snapper H, Vernino S. Long-COVID postural tachycardia syndrome: an American Autonomic Society statement. Clin Auton Res. 2021;31(3):365-8. Epub 2021/03/20. doi: 10.1007/s10286-021-00798-2. PubMed PMID: 33740207; PMCID: PMC7976723.

 

Sampson C. Rapid antigen test had up to 98% sensitivity and 100% specificity for detecting COVID-19 in persons with mild symptoms. Ann Intern Med. 2021;174(6):Jc71. Epub 2021/06/01. doi: 10.7326/acpj202106150-071. PubMed PMID: 34058108.

 

Sperk M, van Domselaar R, Rodriguez JE, Mikaeloff F, B SV, Saccon E, Sönnerborg A, Singh K, Gupta S, Végvári Á, Neogi U. Utility of Proteomics in Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases Caused by RNA Viruses. J Proteome Res. 2020;19(11):4259-74. Epub 2020/10/24. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00380. PubMed PMID: 33095583; PMCID: PMC7640957.

 

Spratt AN, Gallazzi F, Quinn TP, Lorson CL, Sönnerborg A, Singh K. Coronavirus helicases: attractive and unique targets of antiviral drug-development and therapeutic patents. Expert Opin Ther Pat. 2021;31(4):339-50. Epub 2021/02/18. doi: 10.1080/13543776.2021.1884224. PubMed PMID: 33593200; PMCID: PMC8074651.

 

Wan XF, Tang CY, Ritter D, Wang Y, Li T, Segovia K, Kosikova M, Johnson M, Kwon HJ, Xie H, Hammer RD, McElroy JA, Hamid A, Collins ND, Hang J, Camp S. SARS-CoV-2 show no infectivity at later stages in a prolonged COVID-19 patient despite positivity in RNA testing. J Med Virol. 2021;93(7):4570-5. Epub 2021/04/09. doi: 10.1002/jmv.27001. PubMed PMID: 33830520.

 

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Welcome New Residents and Fellows!

We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mizzou!

Now that you are a part of MU, you have access to several resources and services at the Health Sciences Library.

Type your topic or question in our MEDLINE Top 5 Search  to see the 5 most relevant articles from MEDLINE. Looking for a specific article? Try Findit@MU to locate articles we have access to and to order any we don’t have. And make sure to sign up for a MyNCBI account to make it easier to get to fulltext and ordering options from PubMed

As always, librarians are available to assist you through email, chat, and phone. Need more in depth research help? You can schedule an online research consultation by emailing asklibrary@health.missouri.edu

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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: May 2021

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.

The May 2021 featured article, “S-acylation of P2K1 mediates extracellular ATP-induced immune signaling in Arabidopsis,” was co-authored by Dr. Jay Thelen of the Department of Biochemistry. The article was published in Nature Communications (impact factor of 12.121 in 2019).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer of the Department of Family & Community Medicine had two more USPSTF guidelines published (Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement & Screening for Hypertension in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement ) in JAMA (impact factor of 45.540 in 2019).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=May&Year=2021

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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Health Sciences Library Mask Updates

The Health Sciences Library is starting to implement the new MU Safety Recommendations.  

Face Coverings recommended based on vaccination status.

Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu  or call (573) 882-4153 to reserve your study space. Walk-ins are welcome and seating will be based on availability.

Access to the Health Sciences Library will only be accessible to those with badges authorized to enter the School of Medicine and MU Healthcare buildings.

Health Sciences Library summer hours.

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Find Journal Quality Indicators Faster

Going up for promotion and tenure soon and need a fast way to get quality indicators for your publications?

Interested in the impact factor of the journal you are considering publishing in?

If so, use the Health Sciences Library’s new journal evaluation tool.

This tool will save you time by pulling impact factors, CiteScore, and other quality indicators for the journals you need, all in one place. All you need to search is the journal title or the ISSN.

Email us at at asklibrary@health.missouri.edu if you need assistance.

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Summer 2021 Textbooks Available at the Health Sciences Library

Summer 2021 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of NursingSchool of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library. Each course has its own corresponding tab.

Paper copies are available on Health Sciences Library Reserve for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times.

Be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the books required for every class. If we don’t have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.

Textbook Guides:

If you need help accessing any of the textbooks, email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

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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

 

Journal Articles

Crew EC, Baron KG, Grandner MA, Ievers-Landis CE, McCrae CS, Nadorff MR, Nowakowski S, Ochsner Margolies S, Hansen K. The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) COVID-19 Task Force: Objectives and Summary Recommendations for Managing Sleep during a Pandemic. Behav Sleep Med. 2020;18(4):570-2. Epub 2020/06/17. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2020.1776288. PubMed PMID: 32538157.

 

Digala LP, Prasanna S, Rao P, Qureshi AI, Govindarajan R. A Cerner Real-World Data Study of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients With Positive COVID-19 Infection. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2021;22(4):239-40. Epub 2021/05/22. doi: 10.1097/cnd.0000000000000360. PubMed PMID: 34019015.

 

Hinckel BB, Baumann CA, Ejnisman L, Cavinatto LM, Martusiewicz A, Tanaka MJ, Tompkins M, Sherman SL, Chahla JA, Frank R, Yamamoto GL, Bicos J, Arendt L, Fithian D, Farr J. Evidence-based Risk Stratification for Sport Medicine Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020;4(10):e20.00083. Epub 2021/05/15. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00083. PubMed PMID: 33986224; PMCID: PMC7537824

 

Li T, Chung HK, Pireku PK, Beitzel BF, Sanborn MA, Tang CY, Hammer RD, Ritter D, Wan XF, Maljkovic Berry I, Hang J. Rapid High-Throughput Whole-Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 by Using One-Step Reverse Transcription-PCR Amplification with an Integrated Microfluidic System and Next-Generation Sequencing. J Clin Microbiol. 2021;59(5). Epub 2021/03/04. doi: 10.1128/jcm.02784-20. PubMed PMID: 33653700; PMCID: PMC8091833.

 

Mashaqi S, Lee-Iannotti J, Rangan P, Celaya MP, Gozal D, Quan SF, Parthasarathy S. Obstructive sleep apnea and COVID-19 clinical outcomes during hospitalization: a cohort study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021. Epub 2021/05/22. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.9424. PubMed PMID: 34019476.

 

Menon T, Sharma R, Kataria S, Sardar S, Adhikari R, Tousif S, Khan H, Rathore SS, Singh R, Ahmed Z. The Association of Acute Kidney Injury With Disease Severity and Mortality in COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cureus. 2021;13(3):e13894. Epub 2021/04/22. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13894. PubMed PMID: 33880250; PMCID: PMC8045562.

 

Raj SR, Arnold AC, Barboi A, Claydon VE, Limberg JK, Lucci VM, Numan M, Peltier A, Snapper H, Vernino S. Long-COVID postural tachycardia syndrome: an American Autonomic Society statement. Clin Auton Res. 2021:1-4. Epub 2021/03/20. doi: 10.1007/s10286-021-00798-2. PubMed PMID: 33740207; PMCID: PMC7976723.

 

Rawlings A, Brandt L, Ferreres A, Asbun H, Shadduck P. Ethical considerations for allocation of scarce resources and alterations in surgical care during a pandemic. Surg Endosc. 2021;35(5):2217-22. Epub 2020/05/14. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07629-x. PubMed PMID: 32399942; PMCID: PMC7216853.

 

Wan XF, Tang CY, Ritter D, Wang Y, Li T, Segovia K, Kosikova M, Johnson M, Kwon HJ, Xie H, Hammer RD, McElroy JA, Hamid A, Collins ND, Hang J, Camp S. SARS-CoV-2 show no infectivity at later stages in a prolonged COVID-19 patient despite positivity in RNA testing. J Med Virol. 2021. Epub 2021/04/09. doi: 10.1002/jmv.27001. PubMed PMID: 33830520.

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June 8: NextGen Precision Discovery Series webinar

The fifth installment of the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series, titled “The Genomics Core at MU and NextGen Precision Health,” will be held virtually at noon on Tuesday, June 8. The speaker, Wes Warren, PhD, is a professor of Genomics at the University of Missouri Bond Life Sciences Center and he is an internationally recognized expert in comparative genomics.

In this webinar, Dr. Warren will explore how over the last 10 years, “next-generation” sequencing (NGS) has created a paradigm shift in biological examination of disease as the sequencing instrument has become the modern era digital microscope of investigation. As a central campus/system resource, the MU DNA Core facility promises to substantially increase the development of system-wide research networks and impact all levels of multi-disciplinary basic, biomedical and clinical research. Dr. Warren will discuss the MU Tier 1 sequencing initiative and more generally the power of sequencing to address all types of biological questions with varied starting points, including the use of single cell technology.

Register here for the June 8 webinar to receive a Zoom link.

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts.

Did you miss our other webinars? Watch playbacks.

The Office of Continuing Education at the MU School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development and nurses can receive up to 1.0 contact hour for all participants who view the live sessions in their entirety and complete the evaluation form.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: All persons with influence over the content of this program have been asked to disclose relevant financial interests, in the past 12 months, that might have an impact. John Spertus, MD, a planning committee member, is a consultant for Jannsen, Bayer, Myokardia, Merck and Novartis, and receives research support from Abbott Vascular. No other speaker or planning committee member has a relevant financial interest.

For questions, please contact Mary Hindle, senior director of education programs, at hindlem@health.missouri.edu.

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