medical failure

A patient who does not respond to a non-interventional therapeutic modality used for a non-malignant but potentially pernicious condition and who, due to this failure, may benefit from surgery

medical 'failure'

A Pt who does not respond to a non-interventional modality used for a non-malignant but potentially pernicious condition, and who, due to this failure, may benefit from surgery
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Many psychiatrists don't understand the hormonal fluctuations in women, and treat them as if they are men - it's a scandalous medical failure.
It's a scandalous medical failure, the treatment of depression in premenopausal women.
Part one explores disease as medical failure and the pursuit of health.
Dalglish has kept silent regarding his transfer dealings, but he felt confident enough yesterday to confirm only a medical failure will prevent Downing moving to Anfield.
It includes several chapters originally published in 1998-2004, two chapters from his book All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counselling in a Pediatric Hospital (1992), one chapter from Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure (1979), and an added appendix from the second edition (2003).
Exploring what we mean by "giving up" leads to dealing with emotional attachment to the patient and family, or the concept of medical failure and learning how to deal with end-of-life care.
Death is not necessarily a medical failure; conversely, causing or allowing a bad death is not only a medical failure, but also an ethical breakdown.
While the author points out repeatedly that nursing home residents are poorly served when death is viewed as a medical failure instead of the final season of life, his own failure to offer concrete proposals to improve nursing home care may disappoint some readers.
Davis reported a 65% success rate and a medical failure / surgery rate of 35%.
After years of medical failure, she was resigned to living as a virtual recluse, unable to wander far from home.
Many focus on making physicians more comfortable with the dying patient and dispelling death as a medical failure.

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