Identified patient

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Identified patient (IP)

The family member in whom the family's symptom has emerged or is most obvious.
Mentioned in: Family Therapy
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High serum levels of triglycerides, low levels of HDL cholesterol, and a small size of LDL cholesterol particles all identified patients who had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes during 4 years of follow-up, Christoph H.
To determine death rates after infection with MDR DT104 or closely related strains, we identified patients who were infected with strains at least resistant to ACSSuT (6).
Between July 1 and October 31, educational material was distributed throughout Ontario, and hospitals identified patients who showed symptoms of the virus, such as fever and a fluctuating level of consciousness.

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