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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  • Drug Toxicity has been replaced by Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, which is much more tedious to type from memory.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has been replaced by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.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
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Prisoners of War
  • Organ Trafficking
  • Workplace Violence
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Patient Harm
  • Preexisting Condition Coverage
  • Dandruff and Dander
  • Autografts
  • 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. 🙂
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  1. alisha764 permalink
    September 25, 2013 5:13 pm

    Thank you Rachel for rounding these up. I really appreciate it the nice summary you provide.

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