asymptomatic disease

asymptomatic disease

The presence in a patient of a condition which may be diagnosed by one or more modalities (e.g., imaging, biopsy, etc.), but does not currently cause clinical disease.
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"Hypertension is largely an asymptomatic disease," he said, and "you don't necessarily feel better when you take your antihypertensive medication.
NASH is a silent, asymptomatic disease that often progresses to more serious and life-threatening stages before a clinical diagnosis is made.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an asymptomatic disease that affects about 100 million Americans.
Thirdly, the role of fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography scan in granulocytic sarcoma shall be useful in unmasking the asymptomatic disease in the rest of the body at baseline, modification of treatment strategies depending upon the involved site, and assessment of response to treatment (5).
EMAs new guideline addresses, among others: impact of new diagnostic criteria for Alzheimers disease, including early and even asymptomatic disease stages, on clinical trial design; factors to be considered when selecting parameters to measure trial outcomes at the different disease stages in Alzheimers; potential use of biomarkers in the various stages of medicine development; design and analysis of efficacy and safety studies.
This finding from the ongoing National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute--sponsored Barbershop Study challenges the traditional notion of hypertension as an asymptomatic disease. It also provides a novel health promotion message aimed at improving compliance with blood pressure medication.
This finding from the ongoing National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored Barbershop Study challenges the traditional notion of hypertension as an asymptomatic disease. It also provides a novel health promotion message aimed at improving compliance with blood pressure medication.
Dr Ramazan Qureshi, gastroenterologist, said hepatitis was an asymptomatic disease with no symptoms.
One hundred and eighty-eight (71%) patients had surgery for symptomatic disease and 76 (29%) for asymptomatic disease. The presence or absence of DM was not significantly different in these two groups of patients (Table 2).
Clinical signs of hepatitis E are similar to those of other hepatitis virus infections; it is a usually self-limiting illness in healthy persons, who have mild symptoms or asymptomatic disease. Occasionally, fulminant hepatitis develops (1-3).
Majority or 90 percent of the cases were asymptomatic disease carriers, which meant that they do not exhibit yet any signs of being afflicted with the disease.
The main reasons for the lack of agreement are the variety of techniques used to perform the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) (WINDER et al., 1989; VRINS et al., 1991; LAPOINTE et al., 1994), the presence of asymptomatic disease the degree of exposure to contaminants and environment allergens (MAIR et al., 1987), and differences in age of the subjects (VIEL & HEWSON, 2003).

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