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the return of symptoms after a remission.
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(rē-kŭr'ĕns), Avoid the incorrect form reoccurrence.
1. A return of the symptoms, occurring as a phenomenon in the natural history of the disease, as seen in recurrent fever.
2. Synonym(s): relapse
3. Appearance of a genetic trait in a genetic relative of a proband.
[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]
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 Medtalk The return of Sx or of a tumor in the same site as the 1º tumor or in another location, after it had disappeared. See Extranodal recurrence, Implantation recurrence, Local recurrence, Marginal recurrence, Neurorecurrence, Regional recurrence, Transdiaphragmatic recurrence. Cf Remission.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. A return of the symptoms in the course of a disease, following improvement or remission.
2. Synonym(s): relapse.
3. Appearance of a genetic trait in a relative of a proband.
[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]
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The return of an active herpes infection following a period of latency.
Mentioned in: Cold Sore, Genital Herpes
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1. Return of symptoms (recurrent fever).
2. Synonym(s): relapse.
[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]
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Therefore, the aim of our study was to characterize the association between CD activity at resection margins with postoperative CD recurrence and time-to-recurrence, particularly in the era of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy.
The size of sample was obtanied by using open epi sample size calculator, in which a total 130 patients (n=65, each group) were observed by taking 95% confidence interval, 80% power of the test and 22% recurrence rate in CISC group and 46% recurrence rate in control group after internal optical uretherotomy for urethral strictures12.
This remodeling increases the susceptibility of developing AF or recurrence of AF in patients with diastolic dysfunction.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the Milan criteria on the HBV and HCC recurrence in patients who underwent LDLT due to HBV-induced cirrhosis and HCC.
However, at 10-year follow-up the rates were 3.70 for cancer-related VTE, 2.84 for unprovoked VTE, and 2.22 for provoked VTE, which reinforces the belief that "unprovoked venous thromboembolism is associated with long-term higher risk of recurrence than provoked venous thromboembolism."
Among 1008 patients in total, 45 were found to have a recurrence of EM and defined as the recurrence group.
Those who underwent whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) and those who also opted to take tamoxifen experienced the lowest recurrence rates, but even those who received no further treatment following surgery did not experience any life-threatening consequences.
The researchers found a higher risk for recurrence among women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at an older age or in an earlier period (1992-1999 versus 2000-2013), had a more advanced stage of disease, or had hormone receptor (HR)-negative tumors.
Keywords: Oral cavity, Squamous cell carcinoma, Recurrence, Metastasis, Radiotherapy.
Analyses focused on the 6,711 evaluable women with a midrange recurrence score (defined as 11 through 25 in the trial), who were randomized to receive endocrine therapy alone or adjuvant chemotherapy plus endocrine therapy, with a non-inferiority design.
Results: Twenty patients (17.7%) experienced recurrence. Chronic subdural hematoma recurrence was found to be significantly associated (p<0.05) with preoperative hematoma thickness [greater than or equal to] 20 mm.