Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thanks for your donations to the Foodbank Collection

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated items which will make such a difference to people in crisis this Christmas. Here is Health Library staff member Janet Ford pictured surrounded by some of the donations to the Food Bank appeal.
Janet with foodbank donations
It is still not too late to donate to the appeal which has been extended until after Christmas, any non-perishable food and toiletries will be much appreciated.

If you work at UHNM and are unable to bring the donations to the library please contact Rachael Lewis on 01782 679563 or who can arrange collection from your department.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin

The Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin, produced by the NHS Outreach Team is now available via the Health Library website. Issues are added to the website as they become available, so you can always find them online.

The bulletin aims to draw attention to key documents, guidance and evidence-based reviews on clinical effectiveness. It is published on a monthly basis. For more information contact the Outreach Team.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Keele Library Latest: New books added in November

Keele Library Latest: New books added in November: In November we added over a thousand new items to library stock. Lists of them, subdivided by Library and in shelfmark order, are available ...

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month December 2017

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, with most people being diagnosed over the age of 60. However it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
This December, Bowel Cancer UK have brought back their annual campaign DECEMBEARD. This campaign encourages men cross the country men to put away the razors and growing beards for December to raise awareness and money to support our vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.  Whether you’re new to facial fuzz or an experienced beard grower it’s easy to join in; just clean shave on 30th November and watch your beard blossom. Already bearded? Ditch or dye your beard for December and get sponsored to sport a new look for the month.
For more information surrounding Bowel Cancer   please visit the NHS Choices and Bowel Cancer UK websites:
For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from Bowel Cancer, the Health Libraries both at the Royal Stoke and County Hospitals offer numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
·      Bowel cancer : foundations for practice / by Barbara Borwell, 2005 [London: Whurr Publishers Ltd].
·      Principles and practice of palliative care and supportive oncology /by Ann M Berger; John L Shuster; Jamie H Von Roenn, 4th edition, 2013 [Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health].
·      Living with cancer : a step-by-step guide for coping medically and emotionally with a serious diagnosis /by Vicki A. Jackson David P. Ryan 1966- author; Michelle D. Seaton, 2017 [Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press].
·      Colorectal surgery /by Robin K. S Phillips; Sue Clark, 5th edition, 2014 [Edinburgh: Saunders/Elsevier].
·      Fast facts; colorectal cancer / by Irving Taylor Julio Garcia-Aguilar; Robyn Ward, 3rd edition, 2010 [Abingdon: Health Press]. Available as an e-book.
·      ABC of colorectal cancer / by Annie M Young; Richard Hobbs; David J Kerr, 2nd edition, 2011 [Oxford: Wiley-Blackwel] Also available as an e-book
·      Treatment of cancer / by Pat Price; Karol Sikora, 6th edition, 2015 [Boca Raton: CRC Press].
·      Multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal cancer : staging, treatment, pathology, palliation / by, Gunnar Baatrup, 2014 [Berlin : Springer].
·      Clinical colorectal cancer, Dallas, Tex. : CIG Media Group.  [Available as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·      Colorectal Disease, Oxford, England : Blackwell Science  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards].
·       BMC Cancer, London : BioMed Central [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2001 onwards & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·       Surgical Oncology, Oxford : Blackwell Scientific Pub. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1995 onwards].
·       International Journal of Colorectal Disease, Oxford, England : Blackwell Science  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onward & as an NHS ejournal 2000 onwards with 1 year embargo].
·       European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Oxford : Elsevier Ltd. [Available in print 1994 - 2010. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwars & as an NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·      Cancer Medcine, Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Ltd. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2012 onwards].
·      Current medical literature Colorectal cancer, London : Current Medical Literature. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2003 - 2011& as an NHS ejournal 2010 - 2011].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage
·       Brenner, Hermann; Kloor, Matthias and Christian Peter Pox, ‘Colorectal cancer’, The Lancet, 2014, Vol.383 (9927), pp.1490-1502. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Banerjee, Kacoli ; Banerjee, Shubhadeep and Mahitosh Mandal, ‘Enhanced chemotherapeutic efficacy of apigenin liposomes in colorectal cancer based on flavone-membrane interactions’, Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, 2017, Vol.491, pp.98-110. [Available via Keele ejournals].
·      Naguib, N., Lewis, M., Iredale, R., Pugh, R., and Haray, P.N., ‘An innovative solution to raise public awareness using a mobile colorectal clinic - The 'bowel bus'.’, International Journal of Surgery, 2017, Vol. 39 (March), pp.188-191. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      O'Carroll, Ronan E. et al.,  ‘Anticipated regret to increase uptake of colorectal cancer screening (ARTICS): A randomised controlled trial’, Social Science & Medicine, 2015, Vol.142, p.118. [Available in print, and via Keele ejournals].
·      Rodriguez, Juan L. et al.,  ‘Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors’ , American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015. Vol.49(6), pp. 518-527. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Han, Paul K.J. et al.,  ‘Effects of personalized colorectal cancer risk information on laypersons’ interest in colorectal cancer screening: The importance of individual differences’, Patient Education and Counseling, 2015. Vol.98(10), pp.1280-1286. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Niksic M, Rachet B, Duffy SW, Quaresma M, Møller H, Forbes LJ., ‘Is cancer survival associated with cancer symptom awareness and barriers to seeking medical help in England? An ecological study.’, British Journal of Cancer, 2016, Vol.115 (7), pp.876-886. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·      Bowel cancer - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ & ‘Patient Decision Aids’ filters:[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]},{%22ety%22:[%22Patient%20Decision%20Aids%22]}]&q=bowel+cancer&sp=on
·      Cancer - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ & ‘Paitent Decision aids’ filters:[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=cancer&sp=on
·      Patients support tab in the Health Library Cancer subject links page:
·      NHS Choices – Bowel Cancer:

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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