definitive diagnosis

definitive diagnosis

Clinical medicine A diagnosis reached by an extensive workup, on which therapy is based. Cf Clinical suspicion.
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Objective: The proposed project aims to put the basis for the commercialization of a new kit for the definitive diagnosis of Sjogren s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease with an high incidence in the population (up to 4%) and characterised by serious complications.
Sometime we can make a definitive diagnosis, and sometimes we have to refer a patient to other medical specialists.
DENVER -- Spondyloarthritis experts have zeroed in on a simple and effective screening and referral strategy for nonrheumatologists to use in deciding which patients with chronic low back pain to send to rheumatologists for definitive diagnosis and treatment of axial spondyloarthritis.
Diagnostic assays using blood samples would aid in an early and more definitive diagnosis.
He has been assessed by Anfield medical staff since returning to Merseyside on Friday, and a definitive diagnosis is expected today.
With traditional diagnostic methods [tissue pathology] it is very difficult to make a definitive diagnosis in most cases of lymphomas and leukaemias.
Because it is difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of a poorly differentiated carcinoma and other conditions of the thyroid on the basis of a fine needle aspiration sample alone, the volume presents images illustrating cytologic-histologic correlations, plus general issues to consider.
Faster options that pinpoint a more definitive diagnosis allow us to potentially decrease the frequency of relapse, diminish the degree of inflammatory change and damage in the central nervous system, and consequently reduce the progression of patients' disability.
When a biphasic (epithelial and sarcomatoid) pattern is observed, a definitive diagnosis of synovial sarcoma may be possible.
The test results are difficult to interpret and are insufficient for making a definitive diagnosis.
This new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique provides a definitive diagnosis of cancer based on imaging of a protein associated with a mutated gene found in 80% of low- and intermediate-grade gliomas.
Once suspected, it can take up to 18 months for a definitive diagnosis to be made.