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Relevant; clinically meaningful.

pertinent negative

An element of the patient's history that aids diagnosis because the patient denies that it is present.

pertinent positive

An element of a patient's history that aids diagnosis because the patient affirms that it is present.
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The message stresses that the consensus around the choice of the theme of AWO Congress, to be held next October in Tunis on "Women: Essential Partners in Sustainable Development Process," reflects the country's pertinent approach to development, in light of the international changes women are living through.
Clearly, the short time limits do not allow taxpayers to use the CAP simply to delay pertinent collection activity, as the potential delay will only be two to three weeks, at most.
In forensic investigations in which reported revenue for films is in question, the subdistributor reports and settlement statements can be very pertinent to the analysis.
Are covered by adequate books and records--Permanent records must be maintained to permit verification of pertinent costs, including a description of the services, various information and documentation, and a statement evidencing the taxpayer's intention to apply the SCM.
The site presents an amazing amount of information pertinent to the large district, but specific items are often difficult to find, so much of the content needs to be better organized.
Personnel began contacting counterparts at various FBI offices and other agencies to ensure coverage of all pertinent areas.
Harley and Milton have edited this text, which sheds new light on contemporary issues pertinent to the promotion of positive mental health of African Americans in a variety of contexts with pragmatic applications for counselors and other mental health professionals.
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The final section, on mass spectrometry and bioinformatics, appears to be incomplete, but one can easily argue that the pertinent information on most technical aspects of proteomics is already covered under the biologic sections.
Auditors in need of resources on compliance can register for free at this e-portal's Sarbanes-Oxley Act Community Forum to facilitate the exchange of information and organize site data they wish to save in their own Web-based personal profile box, or get pertinent news items delivered to it.
After you've written your goals, revisit them often to assess if they are pertinent to your present reality.
PERTINENT was a substudy of the 12,218-patient European Trial on Reduction of Cardiac Events With Perindopril in Stable Coronary Artery Disease (EUROPA).