Bibliographic title search for medical cardiological "signs" (eponyms)

Takayoshi Kanie, Atsushi Mizuno, Fujimi Kawai, Takanobu Iri, Takahiro Suzuki, Shinichirou Oshima, Sho Fukui, Raku Son, Takahiro Matsuo
Journal of General and Family Medicine 2018, 19 (6): 223-225

Background: The word "sign" refers to important physical findings or observations that are useful in diagnosis; however, there are no scientific reviews of "signs." The aim of this paper was to list and review these terms using a bibliographic approach.

Methods: We performed a title search of "sign" using a bibliographic search and review approach in MEDLINE and EMBASE.

Results: We detected 398 papers including 217 medical signs in cardiology.

Conclusions: This is the first literature review of eponyms specifically for signs using a bibliographic method, which is useful for the discussion of the appropriateness of eponyms.

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