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high-risk

adjective Referring to an ↑ risk of suffering from a particular condition Infectious disease Referring to an ↑ risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, which occurs with blood bank technicians, dental professionals, dialysis unit staff, EMTs, ER staff, IV therapy teams, lab, and medical technologists, morticians, OR staff, pathologists, phlebotomists, surgeons, etc
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The identification and classification of high-risk, high-cost patients is a prerequisite to the launch of a population health management effort," notes Melanie Matthews, HIN executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Compared with women in the general population, women with HIV have higher rates of infection with high-risk HPV Research shows that higher HIV viral load and lower CD4 counts raise the rate of high-risk HPV infection.
In fact, a significant number of these men present with high-risk disease," he noted.
To define the incubation period for Andes virus infection, we identified 20 patients with a well-defined period of exposure to a high-risk area among 106 persons with HCPS enrolled in research protocols (treatment interventions, contact studies, quantitative viremia during HCPS) or interviewed by 1 of the authors.
Of Los Angeles County's 391 high-risk sex offender parolees, 43 live in the Antelope Valley.
While the health status of adolescents differs according to age, sex, race, and ethnic origin, there is ample documentation suggesting that adolescents, regardless of background, engage in high-risk behavior.
2000) noted that 25% to 50% of all children in the United States aged 10-17 are "at risk for curtailed educational, emotional, economic, and social opportunities due to their engagement in high-risk behaviors and activities that include violence and vandalism, unprotected sex, abuse of alcohol and drugs, skipping and failing school, and so on" (p.
Nonetheless, they observe, the findings indicate associations between bacterial vaginosis and "specific high-risk sexual behaviors" that are associated with STDs, thus supporting "the concept that bacterial vaginosis may be sexually transmitted.
But not all children in high-risk ZIP codes get regular lead tests, and a small percentage of those in low-risk ZIP codes have their lead levels tested, shows an analysis of Illinois Department of Public Health data by The Chicago Reporter and Chicago Parent.
Establishing security criteria for identifying and targeting high-risk containers based on advanced information.
As commercial insurers and employer plans attempt to control costs through stricter underwriting criteria and greater benefit limitations, high-risk pools have become an increasingly important safety net for hard-to-insure risks.