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expectant

(ĭk-spĕk′tənt)
adj.
Pregnant: expectant mothers.

ex·pec′tant n.
ex·pec′tant·ly adv.
Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, which follows the dictum primum non nocere ("first, do no harm")

expectant

adjective Clinical medicine Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, following the dictum, '…primum non nocere' Vox populi Pregnant

expectant

Characterized by the willingness to wait hopefully. The term is used especially of medical treatment.

Patient discussion about expectant

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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Hoffman M in their study have shown 8.8% incidence of PPH in the AMTSL group as compared to 22.5% in the expectantly managed group with p value less than 0.025.
Colorful fireworks display lit up the the pitch-black skies over seven locations in the Saudi capital on Monday night as residents of all ages expectantly welcomed the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.
As the countdown finished and everyone looked up expectantly, only a handful of the lights shone.
He and the Duchess - later the Queen Mother - would then be the first to cross the bridge, meanwhile the crowds waited expectantly on a cold misty February morning 78 years ago.
Daniella and Alastair decided to give the prize money to 'Men on the side of the road', an organisation that supports men that get together daily at sites all over Windhoek, waiting expectantly for contractors, homeowners and farmers, to offer them a day's casual labour.
CHESTER boss Neil Young will be waiting expectantly for this lunchtime's draw for the final qualifying round of the FA Trophy, which sees the Blues just 90 minutes away from a possible first round tie against one of non-league football elite.
MONTE CARLO (PG, 104 MINS) GRACE Bennett (Selena Gomez) graduates from high school and looks forward expectantly to a trip to Paris in the company of best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy).
MONTE CARLO (PG, 104 mins) 5/10 GRACE Bennett (Selena Gomez) graduates from high school and looks forward expectantly to a trip to Paris in the company of best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy).
The primary outcome of cesarean delivery was not statistically different between women who underwent induction and those who were expectantly managed (43.1% and 34.3%, respective]y)(P=.16).
approached, he waited expectantly in public at New York City's Time Square.
The judge turned his attention to the defendant, his hand against his temple, expectantly waiting for the 63-year-old to turn the phone off.
Two of these patients were managed operatively while the other three were managed expectantly. None of the patients who were explored had findings suggestive of a surgically correctable cause of pneumobilia.