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prospective

not yet done; in the future.

prospective history
maintaining a surveillance over a patient in order to accumulate a history of an illness after the initial attack.
prospective surveillance
an epidemiological strategy of maintaining a watch over a suspected population after an event.
prospective trial
in a field trial of a preventive or therapeutic regimen the trial can be conducted in a series of consequential or contingent steps with each step contingent on the results in the one preceding it.
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During the prospective surveillance period (median follow-up of 9.
A nationwide prospective surveillance study in Israel to document paediatric invasive infections, with an emphasis on Haemophilus influenzae type b infections.
Outbreak Years 1993-94 1992-93 Variable (n = 670) (n = 690) Influenza type B A Residents vaccinated, % 86 89 Nursing staff vaccinated, % 56 46 Dates of prospective surveillance 11/18/92-- 11/15/93-- 04/16/93 03/18/94 Total number of residents cultured 321 302 Number of positive cultures 104 68 Duration of outbreak, days 86 51
Typhi isolates were collected during the period 2003-2005 from a prospective surveillance for typhoid fever in two urban slums in eastern Kolkata (9).
Being under a month old, living with children under 5 years old, and being born during peak respiratory syncytial virus season all increase the likelihood that young children will be hospitalized with the infection, according to a 5-year, prospective surveillance study of children up to 2 years.
Three approaches were used to recruit persons with suspected cases of serogroup W135: enhanced prospective surveillance in Bansang Hospital and Basse Health Centre, retrospective case identification from hospital records, and visits to households with confirmed case-patients serogroup W135 to identify other suspected cases.
For prospective surveillance, hospitals, clinicians, postal facilities, and the state medical examiner have been asked to report daily any persons with clinical findings that might be related to anthrax, including sepsis and pneumonia.
Feedback to our prospective surveillance package by our invited guests was positive, and will be important to our efforts as our airship development advances.
Retrospective validation of the prospective surveillance of unexplained illness and death due to potentially infectious causes.
They also performed a separate prospective surveillance study of all new admissions to the NICU from July to November 2005.
We reviewed prospective surveillance data on influenza and influenza-like illness activity during the 2008 winter influenza season.
Appropriate use of antibiotics and continuous prospective surveillance for antimicrobial resistance are necessary to slow the emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistant pneumococci.

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