objective sign


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ob·jec·tive sign

a sign that is evident to the examiner.

objective sign

Etymology: L, objectum, something cast before, signum, sign
a clinical observation that can be seen, heard, measured, or otherwise recorded by an examining physician, nurse, or other health care provider.

objective sign

In physical diagnosis, a sign that can be seen, heard, measured, or felt by the diagnostician. Finding of such sign(s) can be used to confirm or deny the diagnostician's impressions of the suspected disease.
Synonym: physical sign
See also: sign
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Also, availability of open text fields in the EMR would facilitate documentation of objective signs of DV.
HUMIRA will be indicated for the treatment of adults with severe axial spondyloarthritis without radiographic evidence of ankylosing spondylitis, but with objective signs of inflammation by elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or MRI who have had an inadequate response to, or are intolerant to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
The study was designed to investigate the effects of low-dose bromfenac compared to baseline on the objective signs of conjunctival staining (Lissamine Green test) and corneal staining (Fluorescein test), as well as subjective symptoms (OSDI and patient's most bothersome ocular symptoms), when administered under normal environmental conditions.
Bliss noted that the objective signs of perineal dermatitis include erythema, swelling, vesiculation, and open crusting/scaling.
The superiority of Vekacia(R) over its vehicle has been demonstrated by the statistically significant improvement of both objective signs of VKC and keratitis in treated patients.
Type 3 sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is characterized by pain only, with no other objective signs.
The preliminary results of the study demonstrated a strong trend in efficacy for the lower (3%) dose with respect to ecabet sodium's ability to address two objective signs of dry eye syndrome, corneal staining and blink rate.
Data were collected for numerous subjective symptoms and objective signs throughout the 14-week trial period.
Data is being collected for both subjective symptoms and objective signs throughout the 14-week trial period.
In addition, all patients showed objective signs of decreased inflammation, and increased mobility, of affected joints.
This Phase 2 data analysis is important not only because of the improvement shown in subjective symptoms and objective signs including vibration detection threshold and the neurological examination in the ruboxistaurin-treated group, but because the physicians reported seeing an improvement in the general well-being of the patient following ruboxistaurin treatment," commented Edward Bastyr III, M.

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