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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There is an urgent need for the identification of predictive factors given the toxicities and the costs that could be avoided.
This analysis identifies different levels of sick leave usage, as well as different sets of predictive factors, for males and females.
The research also finds that for donors already on file, evidence of past multichannel giving is not a predictive factor for future retention or long-term value.
10] In fact, SU was a negative predictive factor for EV activity in the multivariate analysis.
However, previous gestational diabetes was a more significant predictive factor than all the others were, the investigators said.
Family structure as a predictive factor for BRCA mutation had a sensitivity of 75% and a specificity of 54%.
The sensitivity and specificity of vaginal discharge was poor as a predictive factor," Dr.
Most of the new rhythms (in 22 patients) were atrial fibrillation or flutter, a predictive factor for severe stroke and early death in acute ischemic stroke.
Therefore, I believe that homocysteine levels are a predictive factor of erectile dysfunction," said Dr.
In clinical studies, an important predictive factor of the magnitude of A1C reduction in response to anti-hyperglycemic therapy is a patient's A1C level at baseline.
His studies have demonstrated that oxidative stress in the host tissues is the only predictive factor of the recurrence after curative resection in hepatocellular carcinoma.
The association between ventromedial prefrontal involvement of the brain and food processing in current and former anorexia patients suggests that such activity could be a predictive factor for, or a mediator of, recovery from the eating disorder, he said.

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