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I have in hand Medications and diabetes risk by Sam Dagogo-Jack. I see no subject heading that brings out in a single string the idea of drugs that trigger or contribute to a specific disease. The headings “Drugs—Side effects” and “Drugs—Interactions” show part of this, but are very general. “Hypoglycemic agents” handles the other part, but somewhat out of context. I would like to know if this was a conscious decision, or “just happened.”
If the latter, I am thinking of proposing the heading(s) “Drugs—Side effects—Glucose metabolism” and/or “Therapeutics – Complications – Glucose metabolism” with 450 fields with the final subdivision “Diabetes.” I also wonder if a record such as “Drugs—Side effects—[specific side effect]” and “Therapeutics—Complications—[specific complication]”, with explanatory instructions, would not be useful.
Am I way off-track? What do others think?
Michael S. Borries
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