Predisposing Risk Factor

A condition—e.g., a stressor—which, when coupled with other risk factors, may lead to suicide completion
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(24,25) Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun are considered to be an important predisposing risk factor for skin cancer.
Dehydration is a very important predisposing risk factor [5].
Gemella species, as opportunistic pathogens, can cause life-threatening infections in individuals with predisposing risk factors. As noted in our case, usual risk factors may not be always present but advanced age should be considered a predisposing risk factor for Gemella species infection.
In previous studies, systemic diseases including diabetes mellitus and renal disease were the main risk factors of endogenous endophthalmitis [8,15,16]; however, in our case series, the major predisposing risk factor was recent history of surgery.
Interestingly, workers who said they were exposed to dust were almost six times more likely to report musculoskeletal pain than those who said they were not - in previous research, exposure to dust has been listed as a predisposing risk factor to MSDs.
(1-3) Heart abnormality seems to be the most predisposing risk factor as it was described in three patients with mitral valve prolapse, tetralogy of Fallot, and BAV: this last condition was also present in our patient.
A number of studies have identified navicular drop as a major predisposing risk factor for ACL injury in young athletes (Woodford-Rogers et al., 1994; Hertel et al., 2004; Bonci, 1999; Beckett et al., 1992; Silvers & Mandelbaun, 2007).
Prevalence of DVT in various patient populations Patient population Prevalence of DVT Internal medicine 10 - 20% General surgery 15 - 40% Major gynaecological surgery 15 - 40% Major urological surgery 15 - 40% Neurosurgery 15 - 40% Stroke 15 - 40% Hip and knee replacement surgery 40 - 60% Hip fractures 40 - 60% Polytrauma 40 - 80% Spinal cord injury 60 - 80% Critical care 10 - 80% VTE risk factors Predisposing risk factor Relative risk weighting Thrombophilia High History of VTE High Malignancy High Drugs, e.g.
(2) Previous head and neck radiation therapy is a predisposing risk factor. (2)
While psychiatric disorders may arise independently from HIV infection, they are often a consequence of a positive diagnosis, and they may be a predisposing risk factor for infection.