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Sporadic

 

occurring occasionally. In medicine, the term “sporadic” characterizes illnesses not associated with an epidemic (for example, sporadic cases of influenza) or with an endemic (for example, sporadic goiter).

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The inclusion of the Ventana BRAF V600E antibody helps refine the number of patients who may receive additional testing for Lynch syndrome by aiding in the differentiation between sporadic colorectal cancer and probable Lynch syndrome in the absence of MLH1 protein expression.
Sporadic Work Outsourcing Contract Drilling of holes of different diameters in structures and components (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm & 12mm).
Thursday will see partly cloudy skies, with the possibility of sporadic rain and thunder in the afternoon.
Although the results are intriguing, the researchers caution that more work is necessary to conclusively prove whether and how mutations in SS18L1 contribute to sporadic cases of ALS.
Compared with women with sporadic disease, the BRCAl carriers tended to be younger and have higher-grade disease with negative receptors, Dr.
We report the phylogenetic analysis of 11 HEV isolates from 2 outbreaks and sporadic cases in Havana, Cuba.
The couple say they know the former fitness instructor died from sporadic CJD and don't believe an investigation is needed.
New figures now show that from 1990 to November this year, 588 people died from the sporadic version - including 53 last year.
Barbara Roden, 48, suffered confusion and giddiness before succumbing to sporadic Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease on April 3, within 14 weeks of feeling unwell, an inquest heard.
Yet all navies throughout history have experienced sporadic disobedience and outright rebellion, and a crew's refusal to obey orders is the latent nightmare of any commanding officer.
A gene-expression profiling technique that yields a "fingerprint" of genetic activity in tissue samples can distinguish among breast cancers that arise from BRCA1, BRCA2, and sporadic gene mutations, according to investigators at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Md.
Unfortunately, for the lay person, the high points of the book are sporadic for a book with such obviously historical merit.