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concordance

 [kon-kor´dans]
in genetics, the occurrence of a given trait in both members of a twin pair. adj., adj concor´dant.

con·cor·dance

(kon-kōr'dants),
1. Agreement in the types of data that occur in natural pairs. For example, in a trait such as schizophrenia, a pair of identical twins is concordant if both are affected or both are unaffected; it is discordant if only one is affected. Likewise, the pairs might be nonidentical twins, or siblings, or husband and wife.
2. A negotiated, shared agreement between clinician and patient concerning treatment regimen(s), outcomes, and behaviors; a more cooperative relationship than those based on issues of compliance and noncompliance.
[L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

concordance

(kən-kôr′dns)
n.
1. Agreement; concord.
2. Genetics The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.

concordance

Lab medicine A measure of test performance corresponding to the proportion of substances tested that are correctly classified as positive or negative, which depends on the prevalence of positives in the population. See Accuracy, Two-by-two table.

con·cor·dance

(kŏn-kōr'dăns)
Agreement in the types of data that occur in natural pairs.
[L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

concordance

any similar traits occurring in MONOZYGOTIC TWINS or the possessors of similar genes.

con·cor·dance

(kŏn-kōr'dăns)
A negotiated, shared agreement between dentist and patient concerning treatment regimen(s), outcomes, and behaviors; a more cooperative relationship than those based on issues of compliance and noncompliance.
[L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

Patient discussion about concordance

Q. my boy has ADHD , and according to the doctors , in the worst form it can appear .. is all moody and jumpy and hyper-active and i know it is all part of being ADHD child .. but man ... i need some directing and advices how to keep me on track and by that i mean give my child the full support he needs and should have ... it's not easy to chase him and keep him leveled ... and i did till now with great success .. but now he is 5 years old and he is much more active ... How Should i act around him ? what is the right level of freedom i can deliver him ? someone please help me ... i need advices ...

A. parenting is a hard job. a complicated one, and one you'll surly do mistakes and lots of them. being a parent to an ADHD child,well...needs a hyper active parent too...
there are ways to deal with it but it needs a plan and and tools to work with. when i looked for such, i found this site that gives number of tools. i used some of them and they were very helpful.

http://www.help4adhd.org/living/parenting/WWK2

good luck!

Q. According to my friend he may be an autistic. I am worried but please give me some valuable info? I am worried about my baby who has just completed two years and he cannot speak well like other kids of his age. The most unaccepted thing is that he cannot speak a single word well and he cannot mimic to what I say. According to my friend he may be an autistic. I am worried but please give me some valuable info?

A. A two year baby unable to repeat the words taught to him is a matter of concern. It is too early to diagnose autism at this age as some children gets speech little late. Have patience and watch out for the symptoms for more than six months and if he remains the same, then consult with the doctor for necessary help and support. You can also take some initiative to talk to him because in some cases the kids have developed speech with continuous trial. If he grabs some words from you then it may be a good sign that he may not be autistic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWWie1DlJY&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vFuYzXE6SzrQ__sleep_center_part_ii_apnea?q=sleep%20disorders&feature=player_embedded

Q. What are the bases of Chinese medicine? what substances make chinese medicine so effective according to people's opinion ...

A. good question...
because chinese medicine is a popular medicine and practiced in different rural areas of China- there is a lot of diversity between different methods. different feet maps for reflexology, different opinions on acupuncture points and such. but the general idea is the same. and believe it or not - the chinese medicine is actually a trial and error based method that developed over 4,000 years.
that is a lot of time to do trial and error...

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The first analysis was to determine if the degree of concordance in peer-generated keywords, and the retention interval, influenced the total of translated words recalled by the experimental group.
The study is considered clinically important as decades old Friedewald's equation for LDLc calculation looked destined to end up as an obsolete lipid biomarker, but the current study provides some life to cLDLc on account of moderate correlation, concordance, and slight degree of association in terms of nephropathy and with diabetogenic tendencies.
According the result of that study, 13.7% of a total of 982 DDIs considered as critical by VA were detected in all three software programs and the concordance between programs was low.
To estimate the relative risks of each dichotomous outcome (any adolescent unhealthy weight control behaviors, binge eating) across the two concordance exposures (family functioning, encouragement to diet) we fit two separate Poisson regression models.
"[We] have published higher rates of concordance using AJCC 7 criteria, albeit with access to clinical information and reporting by a small number of pathologists with expertise reporting melanomas at a high-volume referral center," the editorialists emphasized.
The overall general category concordance rate was 92.1% (42 605 of 46 264 responses; Table 1); general category concordance rates of greater than 91% were observed for pathologists, cytotechnologists, and laboratories (Table 1).
The results were similar when concordance was assessed according to negative (0-1+), equivocal (2+), positive (3+) classification (Kendall's tau-b concordance coefficient was 0.911 for Center A; 0.724 for Center C) (Table 3).
The military: According to concordance theory military means 'the armed forces and the personnel'.4 In Pakistan only military elite entered into the process of negotiation with the political leadership, whereas armed personnel have no decision making role.5 So in this case the later part of the Schiff's definition of military is irrelevant.
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O'Connor was able to demonstrate impressive concordance between photograph-based diagnosis and in-person assessment.
The study compared the diagnosis and treatment of five common acute conditions in an outpatient and e-visit setting, examining the concordance of both diagnosis and treatment between the two settings for complaints of vaginal irritation or discharge, urinary symptoms, sinus problems, rash, and diarrhea.
Data quality challenges common to both countries included low confidence in facility-level target population data (Kenya = 50%, Ghana = 53%) and poor data concordance between child registers and facility tally sheets (Kenya = 0%, Ghana = 3%).