Serial measurements

Serial measurements

A series of measurements looking for an increase or decrease over time.
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It contains serial measurements of height and weight as well as birth weight from 1942 onwards reported by the parents.
For PCT testing to be effective, a baseline reading followed by serial measurements at 24-hour intervals is necessary.
Easy to assess at bedside in baseline examination, the HEART score improved the performance of standard cardiac troponin; however, high safety achieved with such combination was balanced by time delay to serial measurements of biomarkers [11].
Conversely, if at least 1 cTn on serial measurements is >99th percentile, further evaluation and therapies are tailored according to whether the patient has MI or myocardial injury (non-MI cTn increase) due to another cardiac or noncardiac etiology.
Otherwise serial measurements of suPAR in clinical overt HAPE subjects, if any, occurring over next 4 days of observation could have helped in establishing suPAR as a possible biomarker for HAPE susceptibility.
To address the data gap, we conducted this study in 11 men with the intention to a) assess the reproducibility of serial measurements of As, Cd, Co, Cu, Mo, Ni, and Pb in urine during a 3-month period; b) assess the effect of concentration corrections, including creatinine correction, creatinine as a covariate, and the urinary excretion rate (UER) calculation, on the reproducibility of metal measurements; c) evaluate the correlation between spot, first morning, and 24-hr urine samples collected within 24 hr; and d) evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of spot samples that were used to classify the individuals' 3-month average excretion measurements.
These findings "raise the possibility that serial measurements of troponin concentration may improve its prognostic value, and that persistently elevated and increasing troponin concentrations may be the best predictor of adverse outcomes," said Dr.
[5] This study also compared serial measurements of AChR titres in an observational cohort performed at least 6 months apart and at separate times, and found even less correlation between clinical improvement and change in titres.
A cancer risk algorithm using serial measurements of serum cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) detected more cases of ovarian cancer than did a single-threshold rule, according to a large, prospective screening study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
However, serial measurements of bone age by this atlas can be used in management of growth related endocrine disorders in these children.
Serial measurements can be used to titrate GDMT to optimal doses.
A prospective cohort study found that serial measurements of troponin increased the diagnostic sensitivity for AMI.