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risk

 [risk]
a danger or hazard; the probability of suffering harm.
attributable risk the amount or proportion of incidence of disease or death (or risk of disease or death) in individuals exposed to a specific risk factor that can be attributed to exposure to that factor; the difference in the risk for unexposed versus exposed individuals.
empiric risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family based solely on experience rather than on knowledge of the causative mechanism. See also genetic risk.
genetic risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family, based on knowledge of its genetic pattern of transmission. See also empiric risk.
relative risk for a disease, death, or other outcome, the ratio of the incidence rate among individuals with a given risk factor to the incidence rate among those without it.

risk

(risk), In idiomatic English one is at risk of, not for, a disease, injury, or other untoward event. Avoid redundant phrases such a possible risk and potential risk; an element of uncertainty is inherent in the meaning of the word.
The probability that an event will occur.

risk

(rĭsk)
n.
The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

risk′er n.

risk

EBM
In clinical trials, a term referring to the possibility of harm or discomfort for study participants.

risk

Epidemiology The chance or likelihood that an undesirable event or effect will occur, as a result of use or nonuse, incidence, or influence of a chemical, physical, or biologic agent, especially during a stated period; the probability of developing a given disease over a specified time period. See Minimal risk Managed care The chance or possibility of loss. See Risk sharing Occupational medicine A value determined by the potential severity of the hazard and the frequency of exposure to the 'risky' substance or activity, usually understood to mean the probability of suffering from a particular disease Risk assessment The probability that something will cause injury, combined with the potential severity of that injury. See Absolute risk, Acceptable risk, Assigned risk, Attributable risk, Cancer risk, Cardiac risk, Dread risk, Hazard risk rating, High risk/high impact, Incremental risk, Lifetime risk, No significant risk, Nonattributable risk, Thick conception of risk, Thin conception of risk, Unknown risk.
Risks of disease
Infection
HBV  1:63,000
HCV 1:103,000
HIV 1:493,000
HTLV I/II 1:641,000
HAV  1:1,000,000
Other morbid conditions
MVA 1:6,700
Flood 1:450,000
Earthquake 1:600,000
Lightning 1:1,000,000

risk

(risk)
1. The probability that an event will occur.
2. The possibility of adverse consequences.

risk

(risk)
Probability that an event will occur.
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Out of these 12 patients with early initial thrombosis, 8 (66.7%) patients had recurrent disease, and 6 (50%) had additional risk factors.
population is HIV positive, and that 9% of these patients are coinfected with HCV, only two to three cases of meningococcal infection would be expected to occur among coinfected patients if no additional risk for meningococcal infection were present.
Wolf, MD, and his colleagues at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, write that this study offers a "compelling argument for urge incontinence as an additional risk (factor) for fall-related occurrences." He adds, "Vigorous study should be devoted to combining drug therapies for incontinence with injury-prevention strategies like strength and balance training."
This becomes even more important when other professionals are involved, or when additional risk factors are present.
Because Treasury bonds are used to benchmark corporate and municipal bonds, pricing for those bonds may become more difficult, creating additional risk in trading and pricing.
The additional risk for nonsmoking workers at 0.5 ppm is 4.1 per hundred million.
The permanent LubriCoat coating will not crack, peel or flake away from the substrate and it does not require the additional risk or replacement turnover necessitated by silicone or other wet lubrication.
A recent analysis suggested that breast-feeding introduces an additional risk of HIV transmission of approximately 14 percent.
On October 22, that group issued an official statement declaring that "studies provide compelling evidence that silicone implants expose patients to no demonstrable additional risk for connective tissue or rheumatic disease.
The corporation lends at a rate close to prime, with a minimal additional risk factor.
[USA], Apr 16 (ANI): A clinical study has indicated that statins are completely safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients and do not pose an additional risk.

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