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NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, Policy Change for Multiple Translations of the Same Journal Article

Table of Contents: 2018 MAY–JUNE No. 422
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Policy Change for Multiple Translations of the Same Journal Article. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b4.
2018 May 21 [posted]
As of June 2018, only the English version of multi-language articles will appear in PubMed/MEDLINE and be indexed for MEDLINE. In the past, when journals published multiple translations of an article in the same issue, the English version was indexed for MEDLINE & citations for any non-English versions were included in PubMed as PubMed-not-MEDLINE (where Medical Subject Headings are not added). In many cases, users will still have access to the non-English versions of these articles when they access the full text on the publisher’s Web site.

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, MeSH Indexing Policy Change for Obituaries & In Memoriam

Table of Contents: 2018 MAY–JUNE No. 422
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MeSH Indexing Policy Change for Obituaries & In Memoriam. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b5.
2018 May 21 [posted]
As of June 1, 2018, obituaries & in memoriam articles will no longer be cited & indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for MEDLINE.
In the past, many obituaries and “in memoriam” articles were indexed for MEDLINE based on subjective criteria that lead to inconsistent coverage; if an article was substantive it was cited & indexed with MeSH. However, most obituaries & in memoriam articles are not substantive & will no longer be cited & indexed. Substantive biographies will continue to be indexed for MEDLINE.

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, NLM to Discontinue PubMed Health on October 31, 2018

Coleman J. NLM to Discontinue PubMed Health on October 31, 2018. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):e3.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has decided to discontinue PubMed Health effective October 31, 2018, as the majority of information it provides is available in more heavily used NLM resources, such as PubMed, Bookshelf, and MedlinePlus. By focusing our attention on these highly used platforms, we will be able to better serve users & meet their needs for access to quality health & medical information.
PubMed Health was introduced eight years ago as a portal for systematic reviews as well as consumer health information. Systematic reviews have been, & will remain, findable through PubMed, & the full text (when available) will continue to be accessible through Bookshelf.  One simple way to limit PubMed search results to systematic reviews is to mark the check box for them in “Customize” under “Article types,” located in the top left corner of the search results page (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Article types on the search results page.
Within the next year, PubMed will be adding “Systematic Review” as a Publication Type [pt], which will allow users to find systematic reviews by including the phrase in their search query (e.g., breast cancer & systematic review[pt]).
Also within the next year, PubMed will include a default check box for systematic reviews. You can get a sense of how that will look by visiting PubMed Labs, our Web site for experimenting with potential new features & interfaces for PubMed.
Most of the consumer health…

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 2019 Reporting

NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 2018 Reporting. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):e2.
On May 4, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) annual update for the 2019 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals & Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) & the 2019 performance period for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Clinicians. CMS updates the specifications annually to align with current clinical guidelines and code systems so they remain relevant & actionable within the clinical care setting. These updated eCQMs are fully specified & are to be used to electronically report 2019 clinical quality measure data for CMS quality reporting programs. Measures will not be eligible for 2019 reporting unless & until they are proposed & finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.
VSAC eCQM Value Set Resources
Where to Find the 2019 eCQM Value Sets
Access to these resources requires a Free Unified Medical Language System® Metathesaurus License.
VSAC Downloadable Resources: Prepackaged downloadable files (.xlsx and .xml) for the entire set of the updated 2019 eCQM Value Sets.
NEW! Direct Reference Codes: Single terminology codes, specified within the Data Criteria section of an eCQM Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) file, that describe data elements. CMS includes single direct reference codes in addition to the specified value sets. These direct reference codes are not included within the value sets….

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, RxNorm May 2018 Release Available

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RxNorm May 2018 Release Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b3.
2018 May 08 [posted]
The May full monthly release of RxNorm is available as of Monday, May 7, 2018. This release includes Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) unique identifiers from the 2018AA UMLS release files.
Additionally, the recent replacement of the National Drug File Reference Terminology (NDF-RT) with the Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) will impact the RxNav & RxClass applications. Changes to RxNav & RxClass are expected to be in place on June 4, 2018. To learn more about the upcoming RxNav and RxClass changes, see Transition from NDF-RT to MED-RT.

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, UMLS 2018AA Release Available

Wilder V. UMLS 2018AA Release Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):e1.
The 2018AA release of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Knowledge Sources is available for download as of May 7, 2018.
MetathesaurusThe 2018AA Metathesaurus contains approximately 3.67 million concepts & 14 million unique concept names from 203 source vocabularies.
One new source:
MED-RT (Medication Reference Terminology)
One new NCI sub-source:
NCI_CTRP-SDC (NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program)
NDF-RT update:
This release includes the final update of NDF-RT. Note that MED-RT is its successor.
Sixty-three English sources & 40 translation sources were updated. These include MeSH, MedDRA, RxNorm, & SNOMED CT® (English and Spanish). A complete list is available in the Updated Sources section of the Release Documentation. For more detailed information on changes in this version of the Metathesaurus, see the Updated Sources (Expanded) section. Additional release statistics may be found in the Statistics section.
SPECIALIST Lexicon & Lexical Tools
The release includes the updated SPECIALIST Lexicon (2018 Release).
The release includes the updated Lexical Tools (2018 Release) which integrate data from the SPECIALIST Lexicon, 2018 Release. The Lexical Tools include the Full & Lite versions of lvg.2018.
The Metathesaurus index files were processed using the updated lvg files.
The updated SPECIALIST Lexicon and Lexical Tools feature synonym enhancements that include changes to their file structure. See the SPECIALIST Lexicon & Lexical Tools Web sites for details about these file changes & other updates.
MetamorphoSys
The full release requires 28.2 GB of disk space.
Reported bugs may be viewed on the Release Notes & Bugs Web page.
MetamorphoSys can generate custom load scripts for MySQL, Oracle, or Microsoft Access when…

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, NCBI Minute Webinar: Integrating PubChem into Your Chemistry Teaching on May 9, 2018

NCBI Minute Webinar: Integrating PubChem into Your Chemistry Teaching on May 9, 2018. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b2.
2018 May 07 [posted]
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, join National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) staff for a Webinar on how to use PubChem as a cheminformatics education resource. In addition to learning about tools & services for chemical information search, analysis, & download, you will also see examples of how instructors incorporate PubChem in Cheminformatics OLCC (On-Line Chemistry Courses), an intercollegiate hybrid course.
Date & time: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 PM—12:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://bit.ly/2EkOTcZ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the Webinar. After the live presentation, the Webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future Webinars on the Webinars & Courses page. …

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, Learning Resources Database Redesign

Table of Contents: 2018 MAY–JUNE No. 422 Learning Resources Database Redesign. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b1.
2018 May 02 [posted]
On April 18, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design & improved functionality for the Learning Resources Database. This database makes it easy to find educational resources for NLM products & services by allowing users to search multiple areas of the library through one search interface. This site focuses on recorded tutorials, videos, & Websites. Information about upcoming live classes and Webinars is now linked in the navigation bar.
The new design is meant to improve user experience & is based on user feedback. The backend database & search functions have also been rewritten, which should result in greater stability.
An Application Programming Interface (API) is also available to auto-populate NLM learning resources on your own Web site. Documentation on how to use the API is available through the Help menu. Sample code & examples of pages currently utilizing the API are available under the API for Developers section in the Help.
Please contact NLM Customer Support with any questions.

NLM Technical Bulletin, NLM Technical Bulletin – March – April 2018 Issue Complete

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NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2018, NCBI Webinar: Using NCBI's MedGen in Clinical Practice on May 2, 2018

NCBI Webinar: Using NCBI’s MedGen in Clinical Practice on May 2, 2018. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Mar-Apr;(421):b10.
2018 April 25 [posted]
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, join National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) staff for a Webinar on MedGen, the NCBI portal to clinical genetics. We will show you how to find information in MedGen on genetic phenotypes, clinical features of disorders, and more. You will also learn how to retrieve actionable information such as practice guidelines for a condition, get a list of available genetic tests in GTR (Genetic Test Registry), & easily access resources such as GeneReviews, OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man), ClinicalTrials.gov, the Genetic & Rare Diseases Information Center, & MedlinePlus.
Date & time: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 12:00 PM—12:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://bit.ly/2J9DxLZ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the Webinar. After the live presentation, the Webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future Webinars on the Webinars & Courses page. …

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