predisposing factor


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predisposing factor

Etymology: L, prae + disponere, to dispose
any conditioning factor that influences both the type and the amount of resources that the individual can elicit to cope with stress. It may be biological, psychological, genetic, or sociocultural.

risk factor

Epidemiology
An aspect of personal behaviour or lifestyle, an environmental exposure, or an inborn or inherited characteristic associated with an increased likelihood of disease or other health-related event or condition; a variable that affects the probability of a specified adverse event.
 
Medspeak-UK
Any social (e.g., domestic violence), economic (e.g., poverty), biological (e.g., breast cancer gene), behavioural (e.g., smoking) or environmental (e.g., air pollution) factor that is associated with—but does not independently cause—an increased risk of a particular disease, injury or physical or mental illness.

NIH Office Rare Disease
An aspect of personal behaviour or lifestyle, an environmental exposure, or an inborn or inherited characteristic known from scientific evidence to be associated with a health effect.
 
Psychiatry
Any attribute associated with an increased risk of suicide.

Public health
Any factor, based on epidemiological research, known to be linked to a particular disease—e.g., smoking and lung cancer; red meat and colorectal cancer; sedentary lifestyle and heart disease.

Suicidology
Any factor, based on epidemiology, which has been linked to an increased risk of suicide—e.g., suicide of a close friend or family member, stressor in the environment, major adverse life event.
 
Veterinary medicine
An individual attribute or exposure that is positively or negatively associated with the occurrence of a disease.
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Considering that the predisposing factor for SCFNN in their patient was therapeutic hypothermia, (20) whereas in our patient as well as in that reported by Karochristou et al, (2) it was perinatal asphyxia.
Medical records were analyzed for demographics, clinical presentation, predisposing factors, abscess location on imaging and clinical outcomes were charted.
The common predisposing factors to immunosuppression noted in our study were chronic suppurative otitis media (22%), diabetes mellitus (21%), tuberculosis (4%) and other granulomatous disease (lepromatous leprosy).
Nevertheless, cardiovascular diseases were the only predisposing factor that was significantly more frequently observed among persons that died as compared with the other two outcomes (Table 3).
1314 This study was conducted to determine the predisposing factors for the development of dry socket seen among patients of Peshawar Dental Collage and Hospital Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Pakistan.
The CT allows for multi-planar demonstration of abnormal torsion of the stomach and also provides valuable insights into possible aetiologies, and predisposing factors.
The case being reported had SCC of renal pelvis presenting as hydronephrosis and chronic pyelonephritis in the absence of renal calculi and other predisposing factors.
Clavicular fracture, listed by some investigators as a predisposing factor, is more likely an associated lesion and the consequence of a shift in the direction of the vector of the stretching force toward a lower cosine value in relation to the brachial plexus nerve bundles.
Overall, 94 patients (59%) had an underlying predisposing factor (Table 2).
The smoking habits of the subjects were investigated in midlife, approximately 21 years prior to the reexamination, which means that we can really examine smoking as a predisposing factor for dementia, at a time when the disease pathology has not probably yet begun to develop in the brain," she noted.
A reduced nail growth rate is considered a predisposing factor for onychomycosis (5).
VIENNA -- Genetically determined loss of epidermal barrier function has emerged as a major predisposing factor for atopic dermatitis, Dr.