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adjective Referring to an ↑ risk of suffering from a particular condition Infectious disease Referring to an ↑ risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, which occurs with blood bank technicians, dental professionals, dialysis unit staff, EMTs, ER staff, IV therapy teams, lab, and medical technologists, morticians, OR staff, pathologists, phlebotomists, surgeons, etc
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The news that four patients in the Chicago-area were transplanted with organs from a single donor unknowingly infected with HIV caused at least one-third of transplant surgeons in the US to begin routinely using fewer organs from high-risk donors, according to a new study in the January issue of the journal Archives of Surgery.
An LDL target of <100 mg/dL for high-risk patients and an optional target of <70 mg/dL for very-high-risk patients were determined by expert interpretation of evidence from large trials and meta-analyses of a log-linear relationship between LDL levels and CHD risk (TABLE).
Male circumcision decreases acquisition and increases clearance of high-risk human papillomavirus in HIV-negative men: a randomized trial in Rakai, Uganda.
There is little interest in underwriting those deemed to be high-risk. Since the 1970s, the challenges of providing affordable health insurance has increased given the decline of employer-based insurance coverage and the higher costs associated with health care associated with medical advances that allow for treatment of acute medical conditions and the maintenance of chronic conditions that extend life-expectancy (Bovbjerg and Koller, 1986; Quadagno, 2005).
The limitations of high-risk pools were already evident from existing state programs.
Mr Andrew Baildam reviews the role of risk-reducing mastectomy as the only practical means of cancer prevention in this high-risk group of breast cancer predisposition gene carriers.
For example, in RS, high-risk insurance customers always buy more insurance than low-risk customers.
With two high-risk genes you have a 70 per cent greater chance of getting fat than people with two low-risk genes.
Given the reductions in risk achieved across broad categories of the virus, the researchers assert that even though the HPV vaccine is known to be effective against the four types of the virus that put women at highest risk for cervical cancer, "consistent condom use by their partners may protect women against infection with other high-risk types of HPV...."
High-Risk Pregnancy and Foetal Diagnosis: Your Journey by professional family therapy, grief, and women's health counselor Stephanie Azri is a practical guide written especially for women who must cope with medical diagnoses that put them in a high-risk category, or indicate abnormalities in their unborn.
In Chile, 70% of the patients have a history of occupational or peridomestic exposure to rodents or peridomestic exposure to a human with HCPS; in 20% to 35%, exposure is limited to visiting high-risk areas for recreational purposes (8).
* Roughly 2.5 percent of all Accident Year 2013 claims with any opioid prescription involved high-risk opioid use within 12 months of the date of the injury compared with 1.4 percent of Accident Year 2016 claims.