Interesting Things in MeSH 2014
September 22, 2013
This one is for the medlibs and me, some interesting changes in MeSH for 2014:
- The concept (and term for) TEN has been absorbed into Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – makes some sense given the “spectrum of disease” aspect.
- Drug Toxicity has been replaced by Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, which is much more tedious to type from memory.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has been replaced by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
- Arachnidism has been changed to the much easier to remember Spider Bites. Tick Bites is new, too.
- Hearing Impaired Persons has been changed to the more person-first Persons with Hearing Impairments.
- Delusional Parasitosis has been added, but it’s been kept separate from (though in the same section as) Morgellons Disease.
Other selected new terms:
- Human Trafficking
- Prisoners of War
- Organ Trafficking
- Workplace Violence
- Social Determinants of Health
- Patient Harm
- Preexisting Condition Coverage
- Dandruff and Dander
- Hand Sanitizers, and Hand Transplantation
- For nursing, we get Cardiovascular Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioners; Home Health Nursing; Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing; Nephrology Nursing; Nurses, Community Health; Nurses, International; Nurses, Public Health; Parish Nursing; Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; Rural Nursing
- Visual Analog Scale
- Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
- Medical Marijuana
- And finally, Mobile Applications. 🙂