disease progression


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disease progression

A change in the way an illness affects a patient as it moves from its earliest stages to its peak and then to its resolution.
See: natural history (of disease)
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PSA doubling time, a measure of disease progression, was beneficially prolonged in 52% of patients after the initiation of metformin.
704 more quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and cost $25,609 less than the strategy of surveillance without RFA followed by esophagectomy upon disease progression to cancer, assuming a 1% disease progression rate.
Dr Mark Embleton, Urology Consultant at the University College of London, said: "As a treating clinician, the CombAT study results are very encouraging as they show that BPH can be effectively treated using combination therapy, reducing the risk of disease progression and surgery related to this disease.
Pregnancy and HIV disease progression during the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 196(7):1044-1052.
Counselling or group attendance and low social support at baseline were not significantly associated with disease progression.
But the research in Kenya showed associations between hormonal contraceptive use and two strong predictors of HIV disease progression, AIDS, and death: low CD4+ cell counts and high viral set point.
Time to disease progression in patients with other HLA-DR types will be assessed separately as an exploratory arm of the same study.
Dogs that received their own cells with corrected genes also showed slower disease progression than did the untreated dogs but not as dramatic an improvement as did the dogs that received donor cells.
Relevant topics for study of the nonmalignant urological diseases in adults or children could include, but are not limited to 1) diagnostic tools and instruments that can asses the extent and physiological parameters of disease and evaluate disease progression or response to therapy; 2) improved diagnostic criteria for diseases and disease subcategories; 3) accurate epidemiologic data on diseases in various ethnic and racial groups; 4) validated strategies to access early detection of disease, for disease progression and for response to therapy; 5) novel approaches to preventing the onset of disease or preventing the progression of established disease; 6) studies of the effect of the treatment of comorbid disorders on the symptoms, progression, and morbidity of urological diseases.
Whether these risk factors reflect an increased risk for tuberculous infection or an increased risk for disease progression is not clear, however.
Chronic anxiety also appears to greatly increase disease progression, probably through different biochemical pathways.
You have to be very careful if you have HIV and HCV because HIV can accelerate HCV disease progression by 2 times.