surveillance interval


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surveillance interval

In screening patients at risk for the development of a disease, the time between the performance of successive tests.
See also: interval
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pylori antibody titer should be applied for further risk stratification of gastric cancer to determine better endoscopy surveillance interval for different risk stratified groups.
Such tools will allow increased surveillance and early therapeutic intervention for the subset of patients at high risk for progression to EAC, and permit longer surveillance intervals for patients at very low risk.
[13] used the morphological features of polyps found during colonoscopies performed by 6 endoscopists, to predict future surveillance intervals, rather than the actual recommendations made by the endoscopist, and predicted correct surveillance interval in 83.2% of the 410 study patients.
Several recent studies have evaluated the effect of optical diagnosis without pathology on surveillance intervals, essentially concluding that adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps can be adequately identified and that this approach might be acceptable for diminutive targets.
"The biopsy protocol detects cancer, but current guidelines regarding increased surveillance intervals in Barrett's patients without dysplasia would lead to missed high-grade dysplasia and cancer.
"We don't have the evidence for increasing the surveillance intervals. In fact, preliminary evidence from this paper suggests that Barrett's high-grade dysplasia or cancer might be missed if you followed the AGA guidelines."
The surveillance interval does not need to be shortened for patients at higher risk of HCC.
A 5-year surveillance interval proved not to be predictive.
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