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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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Researchers sequenced the TP53 tumor suppressor gene in 3,858 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and identified 22 high-risk germline variations.
Technicians used these samples to determine whether the anus or penis of each man carried one of 12 high-risk (cancer-causing) HPV types.
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.
In fact, a significant number of these men present with high-risk disease.
Of these, 48% had low-risk disease (PSA less than 10 mg/ L or Gleason score of 6 or less), 36% intermediate-risk disease (PSA between 10 mg/L and 20 mg/L or Gleason score 7), and 16% high-risk disease (PSA at least 20 mg/ L, or Gleason score of 8 or higher).
The limitations of high-risk pools were already evident from existing state programs.
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.