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unilateral

 [u″nĭ-lat´er-al]
affecting only one side.

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl),
Confined to one side only.

unilateral

(yo͞o′nə-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of, on, relating to, involving, or affecting only one side: "a unilateral advantage in defense" (New Republic).
2. Performed or undertaken by only one side: unilateral disarmament.
3. Obligating only one of two or more parties, nations, or persons, as a contract or an agreement.
4. Emphasizing or recognizing only one side of a subject.
5. Having only one side.
6. Tracing the lineage of one parent only: a unilateral genealogy.
7. Botany Having leaves, flowers, or other parts on one side only.

u′ni·lat′er·al·ly adv.

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl)
Confined to one side only.

unilateral

On or affecting one side only. One-sided. From Latin unus , one and latus , a side or flank.

Unilateral

Affecting only one side.
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u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl)
Confined to one side only.

Patient discussion about unilateral

Q. after dinner my daughters jaw swelled up on one side and hurts her, so does her neck on that side. What does this mean? she is 9, no fever or any other ill effects, just the pain

A. weird. swelled up fast? does she have problem breathing? if so- it could be an allergic reaction. if she has problems breathing - GO NOW TO AN ER!!!
if it took a little bit - could be food that got stuck in her gums really hard causing an edema.
if it was slow (over night) could be an abscess in her tooth (a tooth decay that penetrated to the dental pulp).
any way i would go check it out.

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Even though prostate cancer is known as a multifocal disease, contemporary studies report an increase in frequency of cancer unifocality from 13% to 38% and unilaterality from 19% to 63%.[sup.3]-[sup.5] Focal therapy has gained a place in the group of potential prostate cancer treatment modalities and several studies are working on the efficacy and reliability of this therapeutic option.
Considering the limitations of currently used imaging techniques to identify appropriate FT patients, we sought to analyze and identify the epidemiological, clinical and pathological parameters that may predict prostate cancer unilaterality and, consequently, help us to select candidates for FT.
A univariate analysis was performed to identify the predictive significance of age, preoperative PSA, prostate volume, PSA density, preoperative first and second Gleason pattern, Gleason summary, number of biopsy cores, PCBM and the presence of HGPIN in biopsy cores in prediction of prostate cancer unilaterality. A multivariate analysis was also performed for the variables identified as statistically important in univariate analysis, using logistic regression.
In a large study of 1114 patients with unilateral disease, based on the biopsy findings, the authors reported that the presence of HGPIN on biopsy significantly predicts contra-lateral prostate lobe involvement and should be considered an exclusion criterion for FT.[sup.25] This was not the case in our study; HGPIN was not involved in the prediction of unilaterality after radical prostatectomy.
Therefore, it is important to evaluate other preoperative clinical and pathological parameters to correctly identify unilaterality. Our results demonstrate that PSA density and the percentage of cancer in biopsy cores are reliable and significant predictors for prostate cancer unilaterality after radical prostatectomy and should be considered in the selection of appropriate patients for FT.
use of the parlance of force, sabre-rattling, hegemony and unilaterality
Evaluate the visual field results for reliability and correlate with other evidence for unilaterality or bilaterality.
The effect of lateral position on maintaining unilaterality of subarachnoid block and the effect of adding fentanyl to hyperbaric bupivacaine in achieving unilateral subarachnoid block undergoing lower limb surgeries on one limb was studied in a total of 60 patients.
(12.) Elena Contro, Elisa Maroni, Emanuela cera et al; unilaterality increased uterine artery resistence, placental location and pregnancy outcome; European journal of obs and gyn and reproductive biology; Volume 153, issue 2, p 143-147, 2010.
There was no statistically significant correlation between TFI and unilaterality and bilaterality of undescended testis (p = 0.2).
A positive family history, presence of cutaneous lesions, and bilaterality favor neurofibromatosis, while hypertrophy along a nerve territory, unilaterality, and demonstration of fat within the nerve sheath on MRI favor MDL.