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  1. 1. Issue July - September 2012 CommuniqueMessage from the Elsevier Journals provide new insights!Chief Custodian Elsevier is the global leader in Health Sciences publishing and has Dear Members, brought out innovative publishing solutions for authors, researchers Elsevier Gyankosh is and practitioners for the last 125 years. Elseviers innovative state-of- driven by a need to the-art editorial, production and publishing solutions make Elsevier e n h a n c e i t s the most preferred publishing partner for medical societies all over the communication with the world. medical/dental librarians Continuing with this rich tradition and legacy, Elsevier Health Sciences to learn & cater to the is proud to announce their association with some of most respected evolving needs of the medical and dental societies from South Asia. Elsevier is now the students and teachers, and publishing partner for Cardiological Society of India, International thus work towards Association of Pancreatology, The Research Trust of Diabetes India, excelling in advancement Indian National Association for Study of the Liver, Internationaland transfer of the knowledge. Thank you for your Clinical Epidemiology Network and Pierre Fauchard Academy: Indiacontinued support and patronage of our products! Chapter.Here in this newsletter, we have provided a brief Elsevier is pleased to announce that some of the leading Indian medicalintroduction to the some of the innovative publishing and dental journals are now available for subscription in your available to you from the shelves of Elsevier. These journals publish cutting edge research content from India andOur key Indian Journals provide you the best cutting South Asia, and will be a great supplement to Elseviers internationaledge research content, and so are the must-haves for journals that publish global research work. The original global researchyour library. We are pleased to announce that the work and clinical knowledge combined with local perspectives onjournals are now available for subscription and we diseases and their treatment strategies, will be a real asset for theoffer attractive inaugural offers to all our Gyankosh readers and is a must have for your library.member libraries.Further, this issue acquaints you with the reducedprices of some of the bestselling titles from Elsevier. The following key journals of Indian Origin are now available:Please refer to page 3 for more information. Elsevier n Indian Heart JournalLibrary Essentials catalogue has been sent to you. Toplace your order, you can contact the nearest Elsevier n & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews DiabetesSales representative or call us at +91 8527622422. n PancreatologyWe invite your valuable input to make this newsletter n of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology Journalmore meaningful to all the readers. Write to us and share your thoughts, n Epidemiology and Global Health Clinicalarticles, and stories to be published in the further n of Pierre Fauchard Academy Journalissues of this Gyankosh newsletter. Also let us knowhow we can improve upon our offerings. n Indian Journal of RheumatologyBest Regards, These journals have been subscribed by some of the leading institutions internationally, including Harvard Medical School, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and University of Minnesota. Attractive inaugural offers are available for libraries in South Asia for early and group subscriptions for all these journals. Institutions currently subscribing to MD CONSULT or JOURNALSAjit Sharma CONSULT or CLINICAL KEY platforms stand a chance to get attractiveChief Custodian, Gyandeep discounts on subscriptions.Elsevier Health Sciences, India To learn more, write to us at: or contact us at: +91 124 4774243. 1
  2. 2. Principles and P ractice of Surgery Adapted Intern ational Edit , 6th edition This is a new vers ion With Student ion of the Principl Consult Online ac which is a very po es and Practice of cess pular textbook am Surgery (A David This particular ed ongst the UK un son Title) ition is meant fo dergraduate med undergraduate m r the internationa ical students. edical student in l market concentr East. In this rega the Indian subcon ating on the rd most chapters tinent and perhap with clinical cond have had additio s the Middle itions specifically nal material adde diseases. The latt seen in Asia such d which deals er has been dealt as parasitic and ba images. with systematical cterial ly, particularly w ith good The two internat ional editors have of contributors fr done a great job in om outwith UK. as reader aware of This has enhanced sembling a fairly large team all the surgical co the text hugely in learn about for nditions that on making the the undergraduat e may encounter Lanka, Banglades e MBBS examin and needs to h, Myanmar and atio illustrations for th Nepal. This edition ns in India, Pakistan, Sri e undergraduate is the ideal size w in these countrie ith excellent s. Pradip K Datta MBE, MS, FRC SAs good as it getsRecent advances in Indian surgical capabilities Despite all this, Indian doctors are quite respected around the world. Theyhave put the world on notice that our doctors are have down the years brought quality healthcare to India with theircapable of providing world-class care. The innovations, some of which are seen as modern medical miracles. Now, with the Central government promising to increase itsquestion now is, how do we get this to the allocation for health care to two to three per cent of its GDP in the next fivemasses? years, maybe even more can be accomplished.India does not have the best medical research Some of the recent developments in Indian surgery, show that there is no dearth of innovative and powerfully effective practices in the industry. Dr. Naresh Trehan pioneered robotic surgery of the heart in India way back in 2002. Using robots, doctors reached into the intricate parts of a human body and forever changed the way precision surgery is done. Another area of growing surgical capability is in cyberknife surgery. Cyberknife surgery makes it possible to precisely target radiation to cancer cells so that healthy tissue would not be affected. Counting an another example: A team of surgeons at the Wockhardt Hospital and Heart Institute, Bangalore, led by Dr. Vivek Jawali, performed the first minimal invasive coronary bypass surgery without putting the patient under general anaesthesia or ventilator support. Mohan Patel, the 78-year-old patient, a smoker, had multiple complications including diabetes, renal problems and blockages in the carotid arteries supplying blood to the brain. His lungs were unable to tolerate general anaesthesia and the multiorgan dysfunction made him unfit for the heart-lung machine. Therefore, a stayfacilities in the world. The medical fraternity in fact, awake surgery was performed. Patel was awake during the surgery and evenstruggle with the basics in numerous government spoke while the procedure was on.hospitals that await finance for expansion plans. In Bringing the skills home, and to the masses2004-05, public spending on health was just 0.94 Clearly, there is no dearth of innovation, and powerfully effective techniquesper cent of Indias gross domestic product. and methods for saving lives are emerging in the countrys leading hospitals.Reflecting this, the leading medical journal Lancet But the question before us is: how do we make these capabilities widelyrecently said that Indias health services in the public available to more Indians, and not just those who can afford them? One part ofsector was grossly inadequate. With exploding the answer is to be able to keep more Indian doctors in the country. At thepopulations, hospitals in small towns, cities and moment, there are over 59,000 Indian-educated physicians working in themetros are not able to cope with the pressure of US, UK, Canada and Australia, and many of them will never return. It almostincreasing patients and modern complicated seems that India is providing doctors to the developed world, while aillnesses. monumental medical need remains unmet within the country.And drug companies arent particularly helping, Indian policy makers need to imaginatively think of how to create attractiveeither. They are raking in the moolah but are not clinical opportunities in India to correct the situation. The faster we realiseinvesting very much in research. In fact, they spend this, the better it will be for Indian healthcare.more on marketing than on drug development,keeping their short term gains in focus. 2| 2
  3. 3. 5. What kind of library attracts the students andIn conversation with.. faculty? The library providing access to the widest possible spectrum of information resources such as digital, online database, print and non print materials relevant to the need of the academic Mrs. Supritha J Shetty community will surely attract the students and faculty. As Librarian librarians we need to create an atmosphere for both the students K. S. Hegde Medical Academy and faculty for learning. Nitte University, Mangalore 6. Do you feel that students are losing interest in books? Or is the book reading habit still going strong? The present generation students are more comfortable with the1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your digital resources. But still the students refer the print resources. own academic history and your job as a Librarian? So I feel the book reading habit is still there.I have done my B.Sc. at St. Agnes College Mangalore and myB.L.Sc. and M.L.Sc. at Mangalore University. At present I have 7. How do you keep yourself updated about the latestregistered for my PhD under the guidance of Dr.T.Y.Mallaiah library management practices?Deputy Librarian Mangalore University. I have 23 years of Our management is very keen on deputing the librarians forexperience, starting my career as Librarian at NGSM Institute of continuing education programmes.I see that I attend atleast onePharmaceutical Sciences and then from 1999 at K.S.Hegde conference/workshop every year in our field to keep myselfMedical Academy which was then under the Nitte Education updated.The open access journals in library sceince is a boon andTrust and now under the Nitte University. helps us keep updated.2. What according to you is the role of a librarian in a 8. Is there any archiving challenge that you might be college setting? And what changes do you hope to facing in your library today? bring to the library? Yes we maintain the archives of print journals subscribed to ourIn a college library it is the role of a librarian to work effectively in library. The challenge of archiving digital libraries give rise to thepartnership with the faculty members to enhance the strength of question -In the growing sea of information that is the internet,teaching and research. As we now live in the digital era, it is more what information should be archived and preserved?important to have access to various databases rather than havinghuge volume of books. 9. Do you face any problem in managing your work- life balance?3. What are your views on the education scenario today and do you think there are any specific Time management helps me to manage the work-life balance i.e. changes that need to take place? the 3 pillars of life-career, relationship with family and friends and health.In todays education scenario, it has become a tough competitionfor all the students to make an entry in their desired field. We 10. Words you live by:need to have a flexible educational framework that allows the Life is beautiful, take it as it comes and be a good human being.students to go for their interested field of education and also thecapability of creating new ideas and theories and the ability to And the quote-understand the life and challenges that they are to face in future. All our yesterdays are summarized in our now, and all the tomorrows are ours to shape- Hal Borland4. What, according to you is the role of discipline in your students life?Discipline is not a commodity one can buy from the market.It is arare quality which one has to inculcate,nurture and cherish fromthe early childhood. Discipline is the key to success and isessential in student life as it is the seed time of life. Elsevier Best Sellers now available at never before prices! Price Price Price Price Price ₤20.00 ₤25.99 ₤8.99 ₤14.99 ₤6.09 ₤14.99 ₤23.99 ₤6.99 ₤11.49 ₤4.75 ISBN: 9781437719338 ISBN: 9780702030840 ISBN: 9780702039942 ISBN: 9780443068454 ISBN: 9780443068263 To place orders, get in touch with Elsevier sales representative or call us at +91 8527622422 3
  4. 4. Gyankosh Must-Haves in your LibraryQuiz #12.3Q1 How many times a day must you take medication if your prescription reads "q.i.d."?Q2 What part of the eye may be obscured by cataracts?Q3 ABO Blood group is also known as:Q4 What hereditary blood defect is known as "the royal disease"?Q5 What arthritic disorder occurs due to increased uric acid the blood?Complete the Sentence in oneline:People always tell me:____________________________________________________Send your answers at:contactus@elsevier.comAnswers toGyankosh Quiz#12.2Q: What organ is inflamed when one has encephalitis?A: The brain.Q: Where does the embryo implant itself in a tubal pregnancy?A: A Fallopian tube.Q: How many of every 10 victims infected by the Ebola virus will die in two days?A: Nine.Q: What brain operation was tried first on a confused 63-yuar-old female at George Washington Hospital in 1956?A: A lobotomy. To learn more, write to us at: journals.india@elsevier.comQ: What does the "myo" mean in myocardial?A: Muscle. or contact us at: +91 124 4774243 For any query contact: Priyanka Jain ELSEVIER, A Division of Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd. 14th Floor, Building No.10B, DLF Cyber City, Phase-II, Join us on Gurgaon, Haryana-122002. Tel: +91-124-4774312, Fax: +91-124-4774100 Website: E-mail: