Technology

International Classification of Childhood Cancer

"The classification of childhood cancer is based on tumor morphology and primary site with an emphasis on morphology rather than the emphasis on primary site for adults.
In the ICCC, there are certain combinations of histologies, behaviors, and/or sites that are not considered in the schema, and for these we have added a group for unknown ICCC, which includes in situ tumors and some malignant tumors. Therefore, when we produce all sites based on ICCC, we will exclude these cases."

International Classification of Sleep Disorders

"The International Classification of Sleep Disorders is the authoritative text for clinicians to access information about sleep disorders, criteria for diagnosis and other relevant information imperative for the treatment of their patients. This second edition provides the most current nosology of sleep medicine and is designed in a more user-friendly format. It is an invaluable resource for all clinicians. Disorders are grouped into eight categories."

Public Health Language

"The Health Development Agency and England's Public Health Observatories (PHO's) have developed a unified Public Health Language (PHL) [formally known as the National Public Health Language] to facilitate interoperability. The first version of this language was officially launched at a conference on the 20th December 2004. The PHL is the result of integrating the former HDA's 'Public Health Information Thesaurus' with the PHOs 'Public Health Information Tagging System' (PHITS), which are no longer active as they have been superseded by the PHL.

POPLINE Keyword Guide

"The POPLINE Keyword Guide is a compilation of 2,000+ keywords used to index documents represented in the POPLINE database. Use POPLINE keywords to build more targeted searches of the more than 340,000 records contained in the POPLINE database. Familiarity with this vocabulary will make you a better POPLINE searcher. POPLINE keywords are capitalized. In addition, commonly used synonyms and closely related concepts are included to help find the most relevant POPLINE keyword for the subject you are researching.

Product Classification

"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established classifications for approximately 1,700 different generic types of devices and grouped them into 16 medical specialties referred to as panels. Each of these generic types of devices is assigned to one of three regulatory classes based on the level of control necessary to assure the safety and effectiveness of the device."

Family Thesaurus

"Family Thesaurus is arranged in an alphabetical sequence showing the hierarchical relationship of each main term to other terms. Non-used terms or cross-references are listed to guide users to the preferred terms. Main terms are shown in bold and non-used terms in a lighter typeface. The Thesaurus facilitates post-coordinated indexing, whereby complex subjects are represented by several different headings, rather than one single heading. Post-coordinated systems rely on the use of boolean operators - such as and, or, not - to combine the separate headings for searching.

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