Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) is replacing the medical term persistent vegetative state. “Let’s look at WHY?” Read more >>
Adiposity-based chronic disease (ABCD) is the new diagnostic term for obesity proposed in a position statement, March 2017, by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE). Read more >>
Today’s post is an update of “What is Personalized Medicine?” published in November 2015 on our MedTerm Topics Blog. This update is a “textbook” example of how Medical Language is ever evolving!
Government agencies and the medical community are working toward changing addiction language.* The current language is judgemental and labeling in nature to the individual. The updated language is neutral and descriptive of a brain disease that can be identified and treated. Read more >>
A change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury and updates in the stages of pressure injury was announced by the The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).
In addition to the change in terminology, Arabic numbers are now used in the names of the stages instead of Roman numerals. Read more >>