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/cau·sal/ (kaw´z'l) pertaining to, involving, or indicating a cause.


relating to or emanating from cause.

causal association
a noxious agent is said to have a causal association with a particular disease when it can be shown that it plays some role in producing the occurrence of the disease. Generally both biological information and statistical information are combined to infer causal associations.
causal inference
preliminary diagnosis.
causal modeling
construction of models which set out the various relationships between causal agents and the initiation of a disease.

Patient discussion about causal

Q. how is depression caused by having cancer treated? I mean not only the patient, also the family members who tend to get depressed by the situation. how can you treat thi skind of depression?

A. thanks guys, you are great. Nice to have such a community here.

Q. What causes fibromyalgia? Is fibromyalgia a deadly disease?

A. The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. But there are many theories such as abnormalities in brain chemicals, infections, trauma, genetics and hormonal changes. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, overexertion and anxiety, may aggravate the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or life-threatening condition, but it affects quality of life. Fibromyalgia is only a disorder of muscles and not a disease.

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins? I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?

A. yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9

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We also need to expand the use of randomized controlled trials to test causal associations as well as the safety and efficacy of preventive interventions.
smallpox vaccination program for civilians and military personnel support a causal association between the vaccinations and myopericarditis.
S smallpox vaccination program for civilians and the military revealed data supporting a causal association between myopericarditis and smallpox vaccinations.
The observed higher correlation in people with a prior skin cancer diagnosis lends further support to a causal association between arsenic and cutaneous melanoma.
Burk's editorial reinforce the significant, scientific evidence that has been published on the causal association between HPV and cervical cancer, and further contributes to the scientific validation regarding the important role HPV testing should play in the screening and management of women with persistent HPV infection.
If a causal association between exposure to PM and infant death exists, widespread exposure to particulate air pollution may be an important determinant of infant mortality at a population level.
The finding that excess mortality is clustered in patients with poor quality of care suggests a causal association and the need for change.
A second Panel of experts in epidemiology and dose-response modeling conducted a comprehensive review of key epidemiologic studies on potential cancer effects of dioxin, and in a subsequent report issued in late 1993 concluded there was insufficient evidence to demonstrate a causal association between dioxin exposure and increased human cancer risk.
A causal association with carcinoma of the lungs was first reported in the 1930s in the United States (Lynch and Smith 1935) and in the United Kingdom (Gloyne 1935).
At the meeting of the FDA's panel, Pfizer representatives presented a review of the available clinical and postmarketing data, which they said showed no signal of a causal association between doxazosin and CHF, myocardial infarction, or stroke.
Environmental Protection Agency has recently concluded that environmental tobacco smoke is a Group A human carcinogen, there being sufficient evidence to support a causal association between exposure to secondhand smoke and cancer.