determining cause


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determining cause

The final event or condition that brings about a disease or condition.
See also: cause
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In a word, the efforts of selecting the biological markers and effective diagnostic tools for determining causes of pleural effusion, which are made by clinical medical, have not stopped.
Most significant in determining cause of mortality were results of the pathology report.
For 1 patient, information was insufficient for determining cause of death.
This edition examines the role of genetic diversity in the diagnosis of drug- related toxicity and the role of DNA testing in determining cause of death.
Along with the two-day workshop taking place on April 19 and 23, various discussions will be held on the April 20 to 22 on the following topics: Disaster victim identification, missing persons databases, virtual autopsy, determining cause of death: forensic molecular pathology and pharmogentics, toxicology challenges to determine cause of death, issues that confront the forensic disciplines, and digital forensic challenges.
Tonight's deals with three main topics - identification of the body, establishing time of death and determining cause of death.
(One word of caution: As I sorted through the issues related to prestige, I had a difficult time determining cause and effect.