objective sign


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ob·jec·tive sign

a sign that is evident to the examiner.

objective sign

In physical diagnosis, a sign that can be seen, heard, measured, or felt by the diagnostician. Finding of such sign(s) can be used to confirm or deny the diagnostician's impressions of the suspected disease.
Synonym: physical sign
See also: sign
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As a result of a concern that without a physical and objective sign it may be impossible to demonstrate consent, some writers in the first part of the twelfth century treat a marriage that has not been consummated with sexual intercourse as one lacking the bonum sacramenti and the indissolubility represented by the perfect union of Christ and the church, the model for sacramental marriage.(41) Anselm of Laon draws the conclusion that an unconsummated union is not truly a sacrament at all.
Importantly, the "tender points" of the ACR criteria are not objective signs.(25) One of the authors of the criteria has called the points a "notoriously unreliable and manipulable exercise."(26)
The efficacy of the product was studied in a randomised clinical trial in 317 adult patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation, indicated by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and/or sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joints) on MRI.
In conjunction, the efficacy of Cimzia for the treatment of nr-axSpA was studied in the company's randomized clinical trial in 317 adult patients with nr-axSpA with objective signs of inflammation, indicated by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and/or sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joints) on MRI.
At the time of our evaluation Mr Karius's principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event.
The New York prediction rule requires that patients meet 2 or more of the following criteria: at least 2 attacks of painful joint swelling with complete resolution within 2 weeks, podagra, tophi, and rapid response to colchicine treatment, defined as a major reduction in the objective signs of inflammation within 48 hours.
Q: What are some objective signs of the L.P.'s success?
Most of the patients were 55 women and 5 men over age 18, with a mean of 62 years, who had burning mouth syndrome for more than 4 months and no clinical objective signs. The duration of symptoms in patients was between 4 months and 20 years.
That temperament wouldn't explain the objective signs of decline or decay, though--the tepid economic recovery, depressing long-term withdrawal of people (men, especially) from the workforce, rise in out-of-wedlock births, atrophied medical system, crumbling foreign policy, and so forth.
All of the patients fulfilled the clinical criteria for pSS (10) and data related to EGM was extracted from their journals, which was diagnosed on the basis of both subjective symptoms and objective signs, i.e.
"Learning disorders, communication disorders, and intellectual disability, objective signs of significant neurocognitive damage, had not been recognized in a large majority of the children with these disabilities."
Objective signs and symptoms (clinical or radiological evidence or EMG or EEG findings) consistent with the admission complaint were detected in 43 out of eightythree (51.8%) inmates, while this rate was 53.7% in patients on gabapentinoid or who request a gabapentinoid prescription.

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