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elective

Referring to a procedure which is planned in advance, non-emergent and, in the UK, may be based on a waiting list.

elective

adjective Referring to that which is planned or undertaken by choice and without urgency, as in elective surgery, see there. noun Graduate education noun A short–±6 wk period of clinical contact undertaken by a 4th-yr medical student, during which he/she learns about a field related to a planned specialty. See Match, Rotation.

elective

A term usually used of treatment. Undertaken to achieve advantage for the patient, but not essential to life or health. Most cosmetic surgical operations can be considered elective.
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50 pati- ents of ASA class P1 and P2 status age 15 to 60 years body mass index (BMI) of 20 to 35 kg/m2 of both sex- es undergoing inguinal hernia surgery electively were included after written informed consent.Two groups of 25 patients each were made by us- ing random number table.
At our hospital, patients were electively discharged once the induction chemotherapy is completed regardless of the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) unless patients are febrile or clinically ill.
A similar technique to electively remove the expander is used, but the pocket is thoroughly irrigated and cleaned.
Energizing and enriching, traditional Vietnamese acupressure therapy applied to the scalp, face, back and feet electively opens the channels of energy flow, invigorating and promoting balance with eucalyptus and aloe wood oils.
Babies with ear lobe anomalies picked up at the nursery or at the newborn visit are usually referred for a hearing test and then to a plastic surgeon electively. These babies are usually seen by plastic surgeons within a few weeks to a couple of months, by which time the ear lobes would have become stiff and are not amenable to molding.
For one thing, people with chronic or minor problems are not going to electively come to the ED and risk missing major televised sporting events.
At 7 months of age, cardiac catheterisation was performed electively to fully delineate other possible cardiac anomalies, whereat the anomalous origin of the left pulmonary artery was confirmed.
The baby was put on continuous positive airway pressure and given surfactant through an endotracheal tube twice for two consecutive days, but as the condition deteriorated, with hypercarbia and hypoxia as evident on arterial blood gases, the baby was electively ventilated with minimal settings.
If the electively deferred compensation is based on performance criteria or services performed over a period of at least 12 months (e.g., bonus compensation based on a fiscal-year net profit increase), the election must be made no later than six months before the end of the measurement period.
We recently anaesthetised a man with Brugada syndrome presenting for a panendoscopy as a day surgical patient using sugammadex reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade electively. In a recent case report, the authors chose not to reverse muscle relaxation for their patient with Brugada syndrome, who was subsequently extubated in the post-anaesthetic care unit following return of muscle function.
Five women underwent aortic root replacement (three electively), prior to six pregnancies.
She also had some respiratory problems so we had to put her on ventilator electively to improve her condition," he said.