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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A cohort of household contacts of index shigellosis patients and matched community controls was followed prospectively for 7 days after each index patient visited the Kumudini Women's Medical College and Hospital in Mirzapur for health care.
the first generation is people infected by the index patient, the second generation is people infected by those in the first generation, and so on)
The study is important because scientists have wondered how a boy named Emile Ouamouno, who died in December 2013 and whom various reports describe as 1 or 2 years old, could have been the index patient.
We need to consider the possibility that there could be additional cases, particularly among the health care workers who cared for the index patient (the Liberian man) when he was so ill," Frieden said.
Retrospective airflow studies found that the index patient room had a positive (outward) airflow-pressure relationship with respect to the corridor and adjacent spaces.
At the meeting, the HA reported on the latest condition of the index patient and other related persons, while the CHP reported on the source of contracting the disease and the tracing of contacts with the patient.
The researchers acknowledge some study limitations, but say that the most likely explanation for this family cluster of two cases with H7N9 infection is that the virus "transmitted directly from the index patient to his daughter.
The method shows a good potential for quickly identifying the index patient location during an airborne disease outbreak, as well as confirming the airborne transmission mechanism and dispersion of indoor virus- and bacterium-containing aerosols.
The CDC says all sex partners of people with chlamydia should be contacted and tested, (1) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) says partners should be treated empirically if they had sex with the index patient within 60 days since that person's symptoms began.
Patient referral involves the index patient contacting their sexual partner/s in person.
3) In the index patient, disc herniation at L2/L3 may be implicated.
The eldest son of the index patient (VI:13) has migraine and also ischaemic WMLs (Figure 3); his SEP and VEP investigations were normal.