predisposing factors

pre·dis·pos·ing fac·tors

genetic, attitudinal, personality, and environmental factors that are associated with health, or lack of it, in a person.

pre·dis·pos·ing fac·tors

(prēdis-pōzing faktŏrz)
Genetic, attitudinal, personality, and environmental factors associated with health, or lack of it, in a person.
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Medical records were analyzed for demographics, clinical presentation, predisposing factors, abscess location on imaging and clinical outcomes were charted.
This study first contributes to the emerging stream of health behavior research by operationalizing the overarching constructs of predisposing factors and enabling/impeding factors.
2] Multiple and prolonged use of broad spectrum antibiotics, trauma, persistent otorrhoea and swimming have been documented as predisposing factors.
Herein, we report a repetitive spontaneous distal tibial insufficiency fracture in the right and left distal tibia and discuss predisposing factors, diagnosis, and treatment in the light of the current literature.
Actinomycosis of the hip is rare, and occurs in the presence of described predisposing factors.
Some animals have predisposing factors that may contribute to the recurrence of an ear infection, such as long pendulous ears, hairy ear canals or regular swimming/bathing.
Known predisposing factors to probioticinduced septicemia include compromised immune function, a damaged gastrointestinal barrier, the presence of an indwelling central venous catheter, severe underlying disease, prior surgical interventions, prior prolonged hospitalization, administration of multiple antibiotics, and prolonged treatment with probiotics or use of excessive dosages.
Predisposing factors include poor local hygiene, hyperhidrosis, obesity, and warm, humid climates.
MMP3 and TIMP2 gene variants as predisposing factors for Achilles tendon pathologies: Attempted replication study in a British case- control cohort.
The aim of the study was to define the predisposing factors responsible for the occurrence of BPME, as well as the possible correlation between the presence of predisposing factors and patient demographic characteristics, etiology and outcome of the disease.
Predisposing factors include elements that directly change the physical properties of the gut, either damaging the epithelial surface, inducing mucus production, or changing gut transit times; factors that disrupt the gut microbiota; and factors that alter the immune status of birds.