MD Consult gained another new book edition this week – the latest Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies is now available on the site. Produced by an integrated team of editors, this sixth edition has been revised with the wants and needs of the reader very much in mind. Before work was undertaken, a reader survey was conducted to pinpoint areas that needed a closer look, and as a result there are four new chapters: Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease, Nutritional Management During Pregnancy, Trauma and Related Surgery in Pregnancy, and Patient Safety and Quality Measurement in Obstetrical Care. Throughout the book, figures and tables have been refined and the appendices are updated as well. Published since 1986, the title continues to serve not only as an introduction to obstetrics, but also as a useful tool for review and discovery of new trends in patient care.
Regular readers may have also noticed a number of changes to the Recommended Resources pages: they have a cleaner, more modern look and feel, and (in some cases) their content is expanding. Icons now indicate whether links are from a book or journal article, or if they include an image or table. The pages load more quickly, and are easier to view on a tablet or mobile device. In addition, depending on your subscription type, you may begin seeing a wider array of book-related links; this feature is being rolled out slowly across the section, but it can be viewed now on a number of pages, including breast cancer, cholelithiasis, hepatocellular carcinoma, pulmonary embolism and ulcerative colitis, to name just a few – see if you can spot the others! Keep an eye out for more additions to this section over the coming weeks and months.
As always, there have been new additions to the Journals and Clinics sections of the site as well; the May issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine examines a number of topics, including whether Medicare and minority patients are at higher risk of losing their emergency departments to closure; it would seem this is a distinct possibility. Also of interest is a paper on medication error interceptions, which concluded that pharmacist review caught nearly a third of these errors, while others were discovered elsewhere in the patient care process. Another article described the educational and institutional changes aimed at ending the routine administration of multivitamin infusions for patients with alcohol-related conditions, and their successful move to evidence-based alternative therapy models. Switching over to the May Radiologic Clinics of North America, we find an issue focused on imaging of the pancreas. MDCT and MRI approaches are detailed, and there are closer looks at both congenital abnormalities and imaging after pancreatic surgery.
Check back next week for more of what’s new on MD Consult.blog comments powered by Disqus