predictive factor


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predictive factor

A characteristic of a patient that indicates a greater or lesser likelihood of responding to a specific treatment regimen.
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Prognostic and predictive factors are used in the management of breast cancer.
The multiple regression analysis also indicated age and AFC as the predictive factors for IUI outcomes.
To identify the independent predictive factors influencing penile length, univariate and multivariate analyses were performed using linear regression models.
The independent variable represented by income (as a socio-economic factor) is a predictive factor for the dependent variable represented by the psychiatric status;
No specific pattern of hair loss appeared to be a predictive factor for the development of prostate cancer.
That credit is one of the most, if not the most, predictive factor currently available to insurers has been affirmed by numerous studies:
Younger age at presentation-<12 years for girls and <14 years for boys--has been shown to be the most predictive factor of future contralateral slips?
This study suggests that an higher BMI can be a predictive factor of death even amongst Sumo wrestlers, and that proper guidelines for taking care of their health are necessary.
A negative predictive factor has recently been identified in tumours treated with antibodies directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).
There is increasing evidence of the role of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)2 overexpression in early breast cancer as a predictive factor for response to taxane-based chemotherapy either in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant setting.
Researchers found that calcification in the heart arteries, which is a good predictive factor of the risk of heart disease, is diminished with estrogen treatment in women aged 50-59 who had a hysterectomy.
A long period of dream--deprived insomnia is "the single strongest predictive factor for clinical depression," Naiman says.

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