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June 26, 2007

Reminder - Search Camp 6/27/07

Hello campers! Just a reminder that Search Camp will be taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, 6/27/07, at 10:00 in 555. Try to work on the two questions in advance, and we'll hash through them together.

Here are the links to the literature search question and the clinical question.

Let me know if you have questions. Have fun, and see you tomorrow!


June 21, 2007

Search Camp 6/27/07: Clinical Question

An infant presents with vague "spells." These types of resources would be helpful:
-Differential diagnosis (ddx) for "spells" or ALTE (acute life-threatening event) in infants
-Evaluation of an infant with spells/ALTE
-Presentation/ddx for seizures in an infant

June 20, 2007

Search Camp 6/27/07: Lit Search Question

Find articles on the use of anti-psychotic drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia in children.

June 12, 2007

Search Camp 6/13/07: Clinical Question

A 14 year old boy presents in clinic with five days of persistent headache. Find clinical tools to help support the physician.

Some hints - useful things include a differential diagnosis (ddx) list, which is a list of possible conditions that could cause persistent headache; guidelines on evaluating and treating headache in adolescents, etc. Try to anticipate the types of questions a clinician might have in this situation. Check out the "Resources for Clinicians" page, and the matrix I put together about our clinical resources (http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/help/guides/resourcesforclinicians).

Search Camp 6/13/07: Lit Search Question

Find studies on the use of colloidal silver as an antimicrobial agent.

New Search Blog

Hi all,

Welcome to the new search blog! We'll be posting Search Camp questions here, and once we go over them as a group we'll put suggested strategies in the extended entry area. This way, we can capture the work we do in Search Camp so people can refer back, or if you miss a session you can still fill your head with learning.

We also intend to use this blog as a place to put real search questions we receive, and the strategy the searcher used. The ultimate idea is to create a resource people can use to practice their searching skills, as well as a place to look for sample search topics if you're teaching a class.

I put together the notification list based on who I thought would be interested, so let me or Lisa know if you want to be taken off the list. Otherwise, we welcome your feedback as this blog evolves!