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New Medical Subject Headings
Posted On: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 13:02 by Samantha Kaplan

New year, new MeSH!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has added over 200 new terms to the Medical Subject Headings thesaurus, more commonly known as MeSH! MeSH terms help organize MEDLINE literature via standardized terms to facilitate effective and precise searching. The recognition of a concept as a MeSH heading affirms its scientific and societal presence. There are many notable additions to the list, including:

  • Decision Making, Shared
  • Duration of Therapy
  • Historical Trauma
  • Military Health
  • Missed Diagnosis
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Right to Health
  • Weight Prejudice

You can review the full list of terms here on...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: MeSH, pubmed

Updates to PubMed 2019
Posted On: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 14:14 by Beverly Murphy

Much of the year-end processing activities for PubMed were completed at end of 2018. These included changing and updating the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Supplementary Concept Records for subjects that were not main headings. Perhaps most interesting in this processing was the addition of "Systematic Review" as a publication type.

In an overview of changes, 421 new descriptors (including MeSH) and 20 new publication types were added. For more on these new concepts, as well as those deleted or restructured, visit "...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: pubmed, systematic reviews, MeSH