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NML Staff Publications and Presentations: 2016- 2019


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Short, M., Booth, S., Omar, O., Östlundh, L., & Arora, T. (2020). The relationship between sleep duration and mood in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101311

Bettencourt-Silva, R., Beatriz Aguiar, B., Sá-Araújo, V., Barreira, R., Guedes, V., Marques Ribeiro, M., Carvalho, D., Östlundh, L., Silva Paulo, M. (2019). Diabetes-related symptoms, acute complications and management of diabetes mellitus of patients who are receiving palliative care: a protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 14;9(6). DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028604.

Ahmed, G. H. (2019). Electronic Information Services in the Academic Medical Libraries Comparative Study. Cairo, Egypt: Al Dar Al Almiya Publisher & Distributor.

Ahmed, G. H. (2017). Electronic Information Services in the Academic Medical Libraries in the Republic of Sudan and the United Arab Emirates: (Comparative Study). (PhD Thesis). Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan.

Jaka, H., Rhee, J. A., Östlundh, L., Smart, L., Peck, R., Mueller, A., ... & Mshana, S. E. (2018). The magnitude of antibiotic resistance to Helicobacter pylori in Africa and identified mutations which confer resistance to antibiotics: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infectious Diseases18(1), 193. 

Otun, J., Sahebkar, A., Östlundh, L., Atkin ,S.L. & Sathyapalan, T. (2019). Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on the Effect of Soy on Thyroid Function. Scientific Reports, 8;9(1), 3964. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-40647-x

Lammers, W., Salih, M., Pasha, K. B., & Gaudette, M. (2016). Surge in biomedical publications from the United Arab Emirates (2005–14). Gulf Medical Journal5(1), 2

Östlundh, L. (2017). [Searching for information]. In Friberg, F.  (Ed.). [Research Methodology for Bachelor and Master Students]. (3d ed.). Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur.

Conference and symposium presentations

Östlundh, L. (2019, November). Finding the evidence: Search and reporting methodologies for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Presented at the 2019 Research Day at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Medical University of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain.

Östlundh, L. (2019, November). The Role of Academic Libraries in Ranking of Institutional Research Impact. Paper presented at the 1st Mohammed Bin Rasheed University Librarian’s Conference, Dubai, UAE.  

Östlundh, L. (2019, November). Is there a need for implementation of more specified reporting guidelines for the search process in systematic reviews and meta-analyses? Presented at the 9th International Conference of Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC), Sicily, Italy.  

Pasha, K. B.  (2019, November). Bibliometric support service for researchers in academic libraries: An example from National Medical Library at United Arab Emirates University. Presented at the 6th ALA Library Conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2019, October). Predatory journals, a growing issue within the open access model. Paper presented at the 5th UAE Libraries Symposium, Dubai, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2019, October). Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, trendy gimmicks or essential resources in future medical libraries? Presented at the 1st Middle East annual conference in Electronic Resources and Libraries, ER&L Middle East Chapter, Dubai, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2019, May). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in evidence-based medicine.  Presented at the national workshop on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses in Evidence-based Medicinethe National Medical Library, Al Ain, UAE

Ahmed, G. H. (2018, November). A future vision for library associations in advancing and development of professionals in their career: Special Libraries Association, Gulf Branch as a model. Presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information, Port Sudan, Sudan.

Östlundh, L. (2018, November). The impact of involving librarians in systematic reviews and metanalyses. 7th International Conference on Evidence Based Healthcare. Presented at the International Society for Evidence Based Health Care Conference, Ajman, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2018, March). Implementing systematic review services at academic libraries: A door opener to information literacy collaborations. Presented at the UAE Information Literacy Network Spring Symposium, New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

​Östlundh, L. (2018, February). Systematic review services at academic libraries: Opportunities and challenges. Keynote presented at Taylor & Francis Gulf Chapter Seminar, Dubai, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2018, September). Professional development for research support through evidence-based library and information practice. Mohammed Bin Rashid University Librarian’s Forum, Dubai, UAE.

Pasha, K. B. (2018, February). SWOT analysis of libraries in a modern era- National Medical Library (UAEU) perspective. Presented at the 3rd National Conference on Management of Modern Libraries, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.

Östlundh, L. (2017, April). The role of medical libraries in improving the workplace environment for physicians. Paper presented at the 5th Annual UAE Libraries Symposium, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Poster presentations

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Gamila, A. & Sir El khatim, M. (2019, November). Establishing Roaming Service to promote and Integrated Reference from the National Medical Library at UAEU. Poster presented at the ALA’s 6th library conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Östlundh, L., Al Sheryani, R. & Pasha, K.B. (2019, November). Promoting library resources and services through student champions, an example from the National Medical Library at the United Arab Emirates University. Poster presented at the ALA's 6th Library conferenceSharjah, UAE.

Pasha, K. & Al Sheryani, R  (2019, March). Transforming the library space to accommodate team-based and blended learning activities: The National Medical Library, United Arab Emirates University. Poster presented at Center for happiness symposium, Al Ain, UAE.

Östlundh, L,. Lizzarituri,I. Al Ahbabi, M. Al Sheryani, R., Pasha, K.B., Al Bloushi, S., Ahmed, G. & Parasad, E. (2018, November). Research as art- using the library space to connect visitors with research through a medical art exhibition at the National Medial Library, UAEU. Poster presented at ALA’s 5th library conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Östlundh, L. Al Ahbabi, M. Al Sheryani, R., Pasha, K.B., Al Bloushi, S., Ahmed, G. & Parasad, E. (2018, November). Using LibGuides to market medical e-resources- an example from the National Medical Library at UAEU. Poster presented at ALA’s 5th library conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Otun, J., Östlundh, L., Atkin, S. & Sathyapalan, T. (2016, December). Systematic Review on the effect of soy on thyroid function. Poster presented at the Hull York (HYMS) Inspire Fare, York, UK: Hull York Medical School.