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chronic

Medicine (of a disease) developing slowly, or of long duration

chronic

[′krän·ik]
(medicine)
Long-continued; of long duration.
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6] Quantification of activity and chronicity indices and description of vascular and interstitial lesions are also recommended.
Clinical history and patient age, as well as type and chronicity of seizures, guide differential considerations and imaging protocol design.
Chronicity in patients ranged from two months to one year and previous standards of care had failed to demonstrate a 50 percent reduction in wound size.
Elvanse Adult will not be indicated in all adult patients and the decision to use the medicinal product must take into consideration the profile of the patient, including a thorough assessment of the severity and chronicity of the patient's symptoms, the potential for abuse, misuse or diversion and clinical response to any previous pharmacotherapies for the treatment of ADHD.
It is postulated that, although the inciting event in HS is follicular occlusion (albeit from an as-yet-unidentified underlying cause), the resulting inflammatory response may be the process responsible for the disease progression, chronicity, associated morbidity, and, ultimately, the permanent tissue damage and associated disability that many patients with HS experience.
Scott Forsgren writes with Anderson and Neil Nathan, MD, that mold and mycotoxins play a major role in the chronicity of Lyme disease.
VIR proteins encoded by the vir genes in natural infections are not known fully but it is speculated that they have a role to play in spleen-specific cytoadherence and in the chronicity of the disease (23).
Keel said that eating disorders are associated with the highest rates of mortality of any psychiatric illness, and with high rates of chronicity, they're not things that women necessarily grow out of.
3-5 Times" = 4) and summed to obtain annual chronicity scores (ranging from 0 to 50, representing the estimated number of times behaviors occurred).
Jeste observed that, "Narrowing diagnostic criteria may be blamed for excluding some patients from insurance coverage and needed services, while expanded efforts to diagnose (and treat) patients in the early stages of illness to prevent its chronicity are sometimes criticized for increasing its prevalence and potentially expanding the market for the pharmaceutical industry.
Elaborating on the collaboration with Lilly, Al Maharbi said: "Diabetes is one of the most frustrating diseases to have due to its chronicity and complexity.
Pigment lines at the boundary (leading edge) of a retinal detachment indicate chronicity.

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