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predisposing

(prē″dĭs-pōz′ĭng) [″ + disponere, to dispose]
Indicating a tendency to, or susceptibility to, disease.
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The aims of this study were to identify the predisposing factors important for the development of BPME and the possible link between the presence of predisposing factors and demographic and etiologic characteristics with the disease outcome.
When comparing the groups of patients defined according to the presence of predisposing factors, the chi-square test or Fisher's exact test (as appropriate) was used for categorical variables, while the t-test was used for continuous variables.
This study focused on educational and organizational diagnosis and analysis addressed predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors related to utilization of ANC.
Furthermore, severe forms of the infection, such as necrotizing fasciitis and septicemia, are relatively common among healthy persons, although they may cause fewer deaths than they do among persons with predisposing medical conditions.
Predisposing factors include an individual's or groups' attitude, perceptions, beliefs, behavior, knowledge, and attitudes that either increase or decrease the likelihood of an individual committing an act of violence.
The second session focused on innate immunity, inflammation, and the role of infection as predisposing factors in chronic disease.
When the clinical picture includes the presence of sinusitis with black discoloration in the nose and palate in addition to a predisposing factor, a diagnosis of RCM should be highly suspected.
Intramuscular NSAIDs are known to cause aseptic necrosis, predisposing the patient to staphylococcal abscesses.
Research so far shows that genetic correlation does not cause homosexuality, but may be a predisposing factor in 10-25% of homosexuals.
Environmental Protection Agency, presenters reviewed the scientific evidence for a wider expanse of predisposing factors, including environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure, obesity, dietary fat intake, oxidative stress, and in utero xenobiotic exposures.
The patient had no evidence of immunodeficiency and no predisposing factors for immunocompromise such as alcoholism, diabetes mellitus, or a hematologic disorder.