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risk

 [risk]
a danger or hazard; the probability of suffering harm.
attributable risk the amount or proportion of incidence of disease or death (or risk of disease or death) in individuals exposed to a specific risk factor that can be attributed to exposure to that factor; the difference in the risk for unexposed versus exposed individuals.
empiric risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family based solely on experience rather than on knowledge of the causative mechanism. See also genetic risk.
genetic risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family, based on knowledge of its genetic pattern of transmission. See also empiric risk.
relative risk for a disease, death, or other outcome, the ratio of the incidence rate among individuals with a given risk factor to the incidence rate among those without it.

risk

(risk), In idiomatic English one is at risk of, not for, a disease, injury, or other untoward event. Avoid redundant phrases such a possible risk and potential risk; an element of uncertainty is inherent in the meaning of the word.
The probability that an event will occur.

risk

(rĭsk)
n.
The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

risk′er n.

risk

EBM
In clinical trials, a term referring to the possibility of harm or discomfort for study participants.

risk

Epidemiology The chance or likelihood that an undesirable event or effect will occur, as a result of use or nonuse, incidence, or influence of a chemical, physical, or biologic agent, especially during a stated period; the probability of developing a given disease over a specified time period. See Minimal risk Managed care The chance or possibility of loss. See Risk sharing Occupational medicine A value determined by the potential severity of the hazard and the frequency of exposure to the 'risky' substance or activity, usually understood to mean the probability of suffering from a particular disease Risk assessment The probability that something will cause injury, combined with the potential severity of that injury. See Absolute risk, Acceptable risk, Assigned risk, Attributable risk, Cancer risk, Cardiac risk, Dread risk, Hazard risk rating, High risk/high impact, Incremental risk, Lifetime risk, No significant risk, Nonattributable risk, Thick conception of risk, Thin conception of risk, Unknown risk.
Risks of disease
Infection
HBV  1:63,000
HCV 1:103,000
HIV 1:493,000
HTLV I/II 1:641,000
HAV  1:1,000,000
Other morbid conditions
MVA 1:6,700
Flood 1:450,000
Earthquake 1:600,000
Lightning 1:1,000,000

risk

(risk)
1. The probability that an event will occur.
2. The possibility of adverse consequences.

risk

reasoned judgement of the likelihood of, and/or effects of, adverse events occurring, in relation to clinical practice or work environment

risk,

n the possible peril related to a particular condition or treatment. The risk may come directly from the condition itself or indirectly from the process or method involved in the treatment application.

risk

(risk)
Probability that an event will occur.

risk

the chance of an unfavorable event occurring.

acceptable risk
risk for which the benefits rank larger than the potential hazards.
at risk
that part of a total population which is subject to the disease being reviewed, e.g. only milking cows are at risk to milk fever, only grazing cows to enzootic nasal granuloma.
risk aversion
reluctance to take risks.
risk factor
an attribute or exposure which increases the probability of occurrence of a disease or other outcome.
risk premium
the amount of money required to convince a person to take a specific risk.
risk ratio
the ratio of two risks.
relative risk
see relative risk.
specified risk materials
a term used in the US to denote tissues that can be infected with the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), namely brain and spinal cord, spinal ganglia, retina, and terminal small intestine. Banned from inclusion in any feed stuff.
surgical risk
an animal that has poor general health and must be assessed as a poor survival risk to undergo major surgery or anesthesia.
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As part of the definition of each clinical indication, surgical risk was categorized qualitatively as "low," "elevated," or "high.
It is now clear that the diagnosis necessitating surgery and the urgency of the procedure have a significant impact on surgical risk.
A majority of patients had multiple surgical risk factors, such as advanced age plus medical comorbidities.
All expert presentations relate to two new Brainlab software technologies, Automatic Brain Metastases Planning Software, which generates radiosurgery plans for efficient treatment of multiple metastases and Adaptive Hybrid Surgery Analysis, which helps balance surgical risk with radiosurgical toxicity when treating benign skull base tumors.
The fully repositionable and retrievable Direct Flow Medical system is indicated to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at extreme surgical risk, while reducing the risk of post-procedural AR, a strong predictor of long-term mortality.
s) framework agreement for the supply of sanitary materials and medical devices related to the national program of cardiovascular diseases - procedures for cardiovascular surgery, Financed from budgetary funds, The national social health insurance fund and from its own sources (procedures: Treatment of patients with cardiovascular pathology and surgical indication by cardiovascular surgery procedures (adults); Treatment of patients with aortic aneurysms by hybrid techniques; Treatment of patients with aortic stenosis, Declared inoperable or with a very high surgical risk, By transcatheter techniques) of 202 lots, According to annex b and the specification.
Brainlab said that its Adaptive Hybrid Surgery helps physicians to balance surgical risk with radiosurgical toxicity for multi-disciplinary treatment of skull-base tumors.
Iwach added, "Implantation of this new technology during cataract surgery offers an ideal opportunity since there should be minimal additional surgical risk yet tremendous potential benefit.
The unique design of the self-expanding, supra-annular Evolut R System, coupled with its ability to be recaptured and repositioned for accurate valve placement, enables this device to be a viable treatment alternative for patients at intermediate surgical risk, Eberhard Grube, MD, director of the Structural Heart Program at University Hospital in Bonn, Germany, stated in the release.
These pivotal trial results provide important evidence and confidence to physicians that CoreValve is an effective long-term treatment alternative for many patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered at high surgical risk or inoperable," said Ulrich Gerckens, M.
The CoreValve Evolut R System and the EnVeo R Delivery Catheter System are now approved for use in patients at extreme, high and intermediate surgical risk in Europe and other countries that recognize the CE mark.
Diabetes and smoking two major surgical risk factors were not associated with a significant increase in complications after abdominoplasty.