Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Now Integrated in EvidenceCare Unique Online Platform

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Bringing Vital Information to Doctors’ Fingertips

EvidenceCare, a Nashville-based decision support tool for healthcare providers, announces the integration of drug information from Tarascon Pharmacopoeia, the most popular and trusted source of portable drug information since 1987. The integration provides EvidenceCare the opportunity to deliver content that has been relied upon by Providers worldwide for nearly three decades. EvidenceCare presents the information in a format that is easy-to-access and is personalized to each unique patient.

“The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia pocket guide has been a staple for me since medical school,” noted EvidenceCare CEO and Founder, Dr. Brian Fengler. “We have partnered with industry experts to put decision support in the hands of providers. Having the vital information published by Tarascon simply makes sense as we round out our Antibiotic Guide.”

Tarascon Publishing, an imprint of Jones & Bartlett Learning, publishes pocket guides that succinctly distill and organize hard-to-remember, yet vitally important clinical information. Tarascon content is available within every EvidenceCare pathway, clearly identified by the company’s logo. Combining that content with the innovative delivery mechanism created by Fengler provides a refreshing context for acclaimed Tarascon resources.

“We are frequently approached to leverage our content,” stated Ed Moura, General Manager for Jones & Bartlett Learning. “EvidenceCare’s delivery is unlike anything we have seen. We are excited about bringing our content to a new audience in a fresh way.”

EvidenceCare was pioneered by Fengler, an emergency room physician, and offers a unique dashboard interface that presents treatment recommendations based on the unique factors of each specific patient. Providers of all types appreciate the ease-of-useevidencecare_logo and the fact that it works the way they do, in line with their workflow. The solution is available anywhere there is an internet connection and doesn’t require IT resources to get rolling.

EvidenceCare launched nation-wide in summer 2016 with pathways for the conditions seen most by providers, a comprehensive Antibiotic Guide which incorporates Tarascon data, an independent Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Guide, and a USPSTF Guide. Pathway content has been developed by industry-leading experts and is curated specifically for each patient. The company offers subscription models for physicians, mid-levels and nurses, ranging from an ad-supported free version to subscription options that include a patient presentation feature, documentation packaging for any EHR with a single click, and CME credit for the time a provider spends working in the tool. In addition, the company offers integrated enterprise solutions for health systems and hospitals.

EvidenceCare is extending a 40% discount off the premium edition with the Promo Code TARASCON40. If you choose the free option, you can always upgrade using the code TARASCON40. Learn how you can save 40% on EvidenceCare.

Learn more about EvidenceCare’s unique online decision support tool for healthcare providers by visiting https://evidence.care/.

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Just Published: The Complete Guide to ECGs, Fourth Edition

OKeefe_2The highly anticipated fourth edition of the must-have ECG interpretation resource is now available.  The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation.

The Complete Guide to ECGs, Fourth Edition is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations.

Would you like to learn more about this must-have resource for cardiologists? Visit our website.

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Recently Published: 100 Questions & Answers About Schizophrenia

DeLisi_QA_Schizophrenia_BigSchizophrenia and its related conditions are all too common among young adults and are prevalent in about 1% of the general population. This is a devastating disorder of thinking; if gone undetected and thus untreated it can lead to robbing an individual of his or her life’s goals and aspirations as it develops. If unchecked, it can lead to either suicidal or violent behavior towards others because the affected individual may become plagued by increasing paranoia, bothersome auditory hallucinations commanding various actions, and a general withdrawal from reality. Lately some unfortunate cases of developing schizophrenia have made the news because of the tragic and deadly events they initiated. These have spurred controversial gun control debates and have brought mental illness to the forefront of these debates about government legislation nationally.

Currently, however, we do have the availability of many medications that if administered early to people developing these symptoms, can lead to recovery and the maintenance of a good quality of life. Doctors and other clinicians who initially see these individuals need to know which of these medications would be helpful and how to use them. There are also many new research findings that examine the brain and genetic make-up of people who develop schizophrenia. These can ultimately lead to new and better treatments and preventive measures.

When a family member has schizophrenia, often a parent does not know whom to turn. 100 Questions and Answers about Schizophrenia, Third Edition provides guidance and understanding about the illness and is a resource for letting family members and individuals suffering from the disease to know where they can go for help and support. It is also a guide for clinicians in the community and other healthcare providers who do not see these patients on an everyday basis and thus may miss the signs and symptoms.

Post written by Lynn E. DeLisi, MD. Dr. DeLisi is the author of 100 Questions & Answers About Schizophrenia and is a professor of psychiatry at New York University and associate director of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging at The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. She is international editor-in-chief of the journal, Schizophrenia Research, and a member of the editorial board of several journals. She has co-authored over 250 scientific publications and has edited or written other scientific books.

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Leap Year is Also Rare Disease Day!


To celebrate this year’s Rare Disease Day, The Tarascon Team is offering a One Day App Sale on all new downloads of our Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Enjoy 25% off on Monday, February 29th!

For this year’s Rare Disease Day, we also wanted to highlight a particularly fascinating uncommon condition. Throughout remote towns in Spain and Ecuador, 350 people are diagnosed with Laron’s Disease—a genetic disorder that stops them from growing over four feet tall. Laron’s Syndrome was discovered in 1950 and all 350 people currently diagnosed with Laron’s are descended from a single ancestor with the mutated gene thousands of years ago. Unlike those with dwarfism, people with Laron’s Disease don’t lack a growth hormone, but instead, have mutations in the GHR gene. This gene triggers the growth hormone receptor that binds to the growth hormone. When the receptor binds to the hormone, it triggers the production of the growth-promoting hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). So in this case, the cells are unable to trigger the normal growth and function of different tissues.

What makes Laron’s Disease particularly interesting for researchers is that those afflicted with this genetic disorder appear to be resistant to cancer, diabetes, and possibly heart disease and Alzheimer’s. In the future, researchers hope to distill the anti-disease properties into a medicine to fight these illnesses.

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October 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week! #IAmStigmaFree

The first week of October brings awareness to mental illness and highlights issues, provides support, and works to fight stigma associated with mental health. Did you know, 1 in 17 (14 million) Americans live with a major mental illness like depression, schizophrenia, or bi-polar disorder? According to NAMI (National Awareness on Mental Illness), 1 in 4 (62 million) persons are affected by mental illness, 20% of teens 13-18 have a mental illness, and 18% of adults (42 million) cope with anxiety disorders.

Learn more about mental illnesses with our Question and Answer series including these titles: 100 Questions and Answers About Depression, 100 Questions and Answers About Anxiety, and 100 Questions and Answers About Bipolar Disorder. New edition coming soon: 100 Questions and Answers About Schizophrenia: Painful Minds.

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

CaptureProstate cancer is common. In 2012, there were an estimated 2,795, 592 (over 2.5 million) men living with prostate cancer in the United States.  It is estimated that there will be 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer in 2015, accounting for 13.3% of all new cancer cases.  Approximately 27,540 men will die from prostate cancer in 2015. (SEER Stat fact sheets: prostate cancer) It is likely that you know someone, a spouse, significant other, family member or friend with prostate cancer.

The diagnosis is alarming – the choices can be daunting – and feeling overwhelmed is not uncommon.

Trying to navigate one’s way through the evaluation and management of prostate cancer can be akin to walking through a maze and the ongoing advances can add to further confusion.

The evaluation and management of prostate cancer continues to evolve, with a greater understanding of the natural history of prostate cancer, the biology of the cancer cells, refinements in surgical and radiation therapy techniques as well as therapeutic options for recurrent and metastatic prostate cancer.

The adoption of “active surveillance” in select individuals, refinements in surgical procedures, such as robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and the development of multiple therapies for the management of castrate resistant prostate cancer, prostate cancer cells that continue to grow despite hormone therapy have developed more recently.

Prostate cancer patients, their families, and significant others are faced with difficult treatment choices, often at a time when emotionally they are most impacted.  How do these individuals gather the information they need to make an educated decision or feel “empowered to ask questions”? The internet, although a resource for information, may be difficult to navigate and unfortunately may provide single experiences that don’t reflect the “typical”.  Updating the 100 Questions and Answers: Prostate Cancer attempts to provide current information regarding the diagnosis, evaluation and management of prostate cancer to help prostate cancer patients and their families and significant others feel empowered to ask questions and make treatment decisions.  Knowledge is power – feel empowered to take a more active role in your care or the care of a loved one, spouse or friend.

Post written by Pamela Ellsworth, MD. Pamela Ellsworth is the author of 100 Questions & Answers About Prostate Cancer, 20 Questions & Answers About Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, 100 Questions & Answers About Men’s Health, among others.

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Recently Published: 100 Questions & Answers About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian CancerI am excited and honored to have been given the opportunity to update 100 Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cancer. This edition reflects some important advances in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer, as well as a more nuanced approach to topics related to life with or after ovarian cancer.

Books on ovarian cancer are important, because the disease is still so terrifying. Most women and their loved ones fear the worst at the point of diagnosis. However, we have made strides in our understanding of this disease, and this extends to how we approach its management. Today, ovarian cancer can be treated with curative intent. Even for women who relapse, longevity can be measured in many months and into years. This has come about because of researchers, patients, and their advocates- all of whom are committed to improving the lives of women diagnosed, all while aiming to prevent and then cure this cancer.

Important updates include:

  • Introducing the new staging system for ovarian cancer, as published by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
  • Novel therapeutics including bevacizumab and olaparib
  • Discussion of promising screening tools, such as the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm (ROCA)
  • More information on issues focused on quality of life.

We have retained the important and still relevant information previously contributed by my colleague and friend, Nadeem Abu-Rustum, particularly as it relates to the surgical approach to this disease. More importantly, this edition brings in the fresh perspective of Dee Sparacio, who is a tireless advocate for gynecologic cancers as well as an ovarian cancer survivor herself. Along with Dee, we hope the book provides useful information about this disease, and highlights the progress we have made in a field where there is still so much more work to do.

Post written by Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP

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5-Star Review for Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook

primary care, physician, resident,  medical student, resource, tarascon, jones & bartlett learning, pocketbookWe are excited to share that our Tarascon Primary Pocketbook has received 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service.

According to Vincent Carr,  DO, MSA, FACC, FACP  (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This is valuable for every primary care clinician…The pocket-sized format is tremendously important making the book readily available. The chapters are based on a traditional organ-system approach with subchapters focused on specific issues such as acute abdominal pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, management of back pain, etc. Numerous tables are self-explanatory yet comprehensive.”

Tarascon Primary Pocketbook is a concise yet comprehensive evidence-based overview of the major conditions seen by primary care physicians. Packed with essential lists, and tables, this resource provides instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical facts. The updated edition includes major updates in over 50 medical conditions, and new chapters in palliative care, oncological emergencies, HIV infection, outpatient pediatric medications, and more.

Would you like to learn more? View the front matter and a sample chapter, or visit the Tarascon website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Debuts Digital Review Product for Medical Students Preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Exams

usmle, kaplan, uworld, first aid, medical student, med student, medical school, med school, test prep, doctor, physician, NBMEWe’re so proud to announce the debut of USMLE Benchmark, a new digital review product for medical students and residents preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams.

“As leaders in providing high quality medical content and technology, we are pleased to introduce USMLE Benchmark. We spent over a year listening to medical students on their needs to drive better USMLE outcomes. USMLE Benchmark is the result of that effort – an affordable, comprehensive, easy-to-use, one stop destination for medical students,” said Eduardo Moura, Chief Product Officer, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

USMLE Step 1 is designed to assess basic scientific knowledge as it applies to the practice of medicine. USMLE Step 2 CK is intended to assess clinical knowledge and skills as it applies to the diagnosis and management of patients.

Every subscription of USMLE Benchmark includes a 7 block, timed assessment exam that simulates the style of the boards and is based on the most recent NBME blueprint. Also included in each subscription is the ability to create unlimited, custom practice tests in multiple content areas. Users can choose to take practice exams using the actual USMLE interface or USMLE Benchmark’s unique interface.

Each question in USMLE Benchmark includes detailed rationales for both the correct and incorrect answers. All items are written by experienced question writers, medical students, and residents and are meticulously reviewed for clinical accuracy by a medical advisory board consisting of licensed content experts. New questions are always being added and existing questions are regularly analyzed for efficacy.

USMLE Benchmark provides users with custom reports that pinpoint the topics that require more study, individual progress, progress compared to other users, and time spent per question.

For more information, visit our website. Read the entire press release here.

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Coming Soon: Tarascon 2015 Pharmacopoeia LARGE PRINT Edition

Large Print PharmacopoeiaEnjoy the mobility of the pocket-sized Tarascon Classic Pharmacopoeia now with larger print size! The newest pocketbook has the same abbreviated content and trim size as the popular Pharmacopoeia series with the convenience of larger, easier to read font. The new Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2015 Large Print edition will be available August 8, 2015!

New to the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Edition:

• New section dedicated to rheumatology
• FDA guideline updates
• Added tables for quick reference and ease of use
• Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information

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