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deficit

 [def´ĭ-sit]
a lack or deficiency.
diversional activity deficit deficient diversional activity.
fluid volume deficit deficient fluid volume.
knowledge deficit see knowledge deficit (specify).
oxygen deficit a lack of oxygen, as in hypoxia, anoxia, or insufficient oxygen delivery in comparison to oxygen consumption.
pulse deficit the difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse, obtained by having one person count the apical pulse as heard through a stethoscope over the heart and a second person count the radial pulse at the same time.
 Assessing the apical-radial pulse to identify a pulse deficit. From Lammon et al., 1995.
reversible ischemic neurologic deficit a type of cerebral infarction whose clinical course lasts longer than 24 hours but less than 72 hours; brain imaging usually reveals an infarct. See also stroke syndrome.
self care deficit any of a group of nursing diagnoses approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as impaired ability to perform basic self care (activities of daily living) in the areas of feeding, bathing/hygiene, dressing/grooming, and toileting. Related factors include diminished strength and endurance, pain or discomfort, impaired mentation, neuromuscular disorder, depression, and anxiety. The defining characteristics for each functional level are readily observed and graded on a scale of 0 to 4. The suggested code for functional level classification is as follows: 0, Completely independent; 1, Requires use of equipment or device; 2, Requires help from another person for assistance, supervision, or teaching; 3, Requires help from another person and equipment or device; 4, Dependent; does not participate in activity.
self care deficit, bathing/hygiene a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete bathing/hygiene activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, dressing/grooming a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete dressing and grooming activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, feeding a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete feeding activities; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, toileting a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete one's own toileting activities; see self care deficit.
visual deficit partial or complete blindness; see communication enhancement: visual deficit.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit),
The result of consuming or using something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

deficit

A lack of a substance or factor of interest
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit)
The result of consuming or losing something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about deficit

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Hearing deficit was correlated with stay duration of more than 10 days (p=0.04), low GCS at presentation (p=0.009) and meningitis with complications (p=0.008) (Table-I).
Hearing deficit often begins with the loss of high frequencies.
Material and Methods: The records of the hearing screening program were examined and the results were compiled by reaching the records of the patients who were found to have hearing deficit.
This study has shown that two-stage TEOAE hearing screening followed by ABR to confirm the hearing deficit, is a feasible easily implementable and highly effective hearing screening protocol, for early detection of hearing impaired, on a large scale, to achieve the high quality standard of screening programs.
In this case, the conductive hearing deficit occurs despite a normal incus and ISJ.
Thus the real prognostic question of interest is: Which young children are likely to have a persistent hearing deficit leading to impaired language development?
Although there was a lower mortality rate among the subjects without sensory problems (24.3%) compared with those with single sensory deprivation (28.8% for those with a vision deficit and 30.6% for those with a hearing deficit) and with those with double impairment (38.9%), this trend did not reach statistical significance ([[Chi].sup.2] = 4.36, p = 0.22).
My biggest battles were with the staff-not just nursing assistants-but LPNs and RNs who would frequently walk into the activity room or lobby and inquire loudly (to compensate fora presumed hearing deficit), 'Are you wet, Mr.
Even a person with a minor hearing deficit may find that hearing aids relieve his tinnitus.
Background: To establish the prevalence of hearing deficit in children with Down syndrome (DS) in Hong Kong as measured by brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP).
Ossicular erosion can give rise to a hearing deficit of more than 60dB.Our study showed significantly higher hearing loss in patients with the age group of 21-30 years and in males.
Yet the study, based on 120 children with bilateral permanent hearing impairment, found speech scores did not differ significantly between those who were exposed to newborn hearing screenings or early confirmation of hearing deficit and those who were not.