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causal

Philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
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There is sufficient evidence of a causal association between exposure to rodents in a laboratory setting and exacerbation of symptoms or lung function in rodent-sensitized asthmatics.
Unlike the earlier study, this analysis used the rigorous Chapel Hill criteria designed to weigh the strength, consistency, specificity, and plausibility of scientific evidence, and on that basis, the investigators determined no causal association had been established (Am.
The authors conclude that results support a causal association between work as a painter and lung cancer, but note that more detailed exposure assessments are needed to identify specific agents responsible for the association, particularly given evidence of persistent associations despite efforts to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in paint formulations.
The ACTG has concluded that a causal association between vicriviroc and the lymphoma cases could not be established at this time.
The National Institute of Environ, mental Health Sciences study (4) reported a causal association between DDT and preterm and small-for-gestational-age births but this has not been replicated for African births.
The findings contradict anecdotal reports of the drug's possible causal association with depressive symptoms, although they do not preclude the occurrence of depression as a rare, unpredictable, and idiosyncratic side effect, reported Dr.
Because of the case-control design of the study, the investigators acknowledged that they could not assess causal association, but they noted that the role of diabetes as a predictor of MCI would be examined prospectively.
The finding from the IOM rejecting a causal association between MMR vaccine and autism and rejecting a causal association between thimerosal- containing vaccines and autism are significant.
That excess mortality is clustered in patients with poor quality of care suggests a causal association and suggests the need for change.
The working group concluded, "In summary, there is strong but not sufficient evidence for a causal association between leukemia and occupational exposure to formaldehyde.
military revealed data supporting a causal association between myopericarditis
The emergence of biomarkers is enhancing our ability to study and test causal association in the same way serologic tests transformed the study and control of infectious agents.