index patient

index patient

Index case Clinical research The first medically-identified Pt in a family or other group, with a particular condition, often an infection, which triggers a line of investigation. See Cohort, Proband.
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Each time a person (the index patient) receives a diagnosis of potentially contagious TB, health departments query that patient to determine recent contacts; this practice enables active surveillance and identification of persons who would benefit from evaluation and possibly treatment.
Census region, ([section]) HIV prevalence, ([paragraph]) and priority population (i.e., MSM, transgender persons, persons who inject drugs, heterosexual males, and heterosexual females).** An index patient is eligible for partner services if he or she is living within the jurisdiction at the time of report.
There are several cases reported regarding spread of CCHF within close contacts of the index patient resulting in fatal outcomes3.
The reported index patient had severe vocal dysfunction persisting for four years following traditional surgery to treat chronic vocal fold lesions.
The index patient and her two sons, two younger brothers, one younger sister, and mother agreed to the germline mutation test and provided informed consent.
The index patient (IV-1), now 6.8 years of age, was born via normal SVD at full term after unremarkable pregnancy.
The questionnaire was used to collect information on the demographics, screening status of blood relatives according to the HAE index patient, pregnancy, medication use, and past medical history including specific questions about swelling and symptoms that could be consistent with an angioedema attack.
The index patient endured the abuse for two years without reporting it.
Garin likewise said none of the 200 fellow plane passengers of the index patient, which they were able to contact, have shown any MERS-CoV symptoms.
Calculations started from the day the 36-year-old index patient started showing symptoms of the disease-fever and cough, in particular, on July 2.
An index patient who is also an abuse victim has an immediate interest in maintaining privacy and avoiding disclosure.
Sputum smear positivity in present study was 2.5% which is low as compared to the earlier study which showed 15.6% in the same settings where only 2 contacts per index patient were selected18.