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surveillance

close observation or supervision maintained over a person, group, etc., esp one in custody or under suspicion

surveillance

the monitoring, and the associated direct or indirect forms of supervision and superintendence by the modern STATE, of the activities of its citizens. The capacity for surveillance possessed by modern NATION STATES has increased compared with those available to earlier forms of state, as the result of spectacular improvements in techniques for the collection and storage of INFORMATION and equally striking improvements in means of transport and communications.

For FOUCAULT, in Discipline and Punish (1975), the ‘disciplinary power’ of modern societies is an all-pervasive feature of these societies and a predominant feature of administrative power within them. Remedial and CARCERAL ORGANIZATIONS, which remove human liberty are not more than extreme forms of a generalized tendency to heightened surveillance within these societies.

Foucault's emphasis is disputed by many however. Our heightened awareness of, and concern about, situations in which some individuals are subject to loss of liberty reflects the new importance of a concern for liberty within modern societies and the many areas of life in which liberties have increased. Nonetheless, few dispute that – for good and for ill – surveillance and control are an important characteristic of modern societies and the modern state. Compare ORIENTAL DESPOTISM, ABSOLUTISM. See also SEQUESTRATION, TOTALITARIANISM.

surveillance

[sər′vā·ləns]
(engineering)
Systematic observation of air, surface, or subsurface areas or volumes by visual, electronic, photographic, or other means, for intelligence or other purposes.

surveillance

The systematic observation of airspace, surface or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means.
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Active surveillance requires clear and uniform inclusion criteria.
Intermediate-term outcomes from the DISSRM registry: A prospective analysis of active surveillance in patients with small renal masses.
Most patients who remained positive for an MRSA culture were found with the first active surveillance culture, less than 4% were detected subsequently with a repeat surveillance or clinical culture and this percentage also decreased over time.
Active surveillance is a viable option for relatively healthy men with low-grade prostate cancer (Gleason score less than 6 or 7, prostate-specific antigen [PSA] less than 10) who have a life expectancy of greater than 10 years (Davison, Oliffe, Pickles, & Mroz, 2009).
Of the 113 volunteers enrolled in the study, 41 men (36 percent) were found to have more aggressive cancer than initially suspected, meaning they were not good candidates for active surveillance.
At 5, 10, and 15 years after active surveillance was initiated, the cumulative incidence of any biopsy reclassification was 35%, 49%, and 56%, respectively, while the cumulative incidence of grade reclassification was 17%, 26%, and 31%, respectively.
published the first estimates in 1999 in Emerging Infectious Diseases (24) using early active surveillance data from FoodNet and data from other sources.
The main problem is to identify this index lesion or large, poorly differentiated and locally advanced unifocal cancer and avoid the unnecessary focal therapy or active surveillance.
Active surveillance has become a standard of care in monitoring patients with low-grade disease.
Current guidelines for prostate cancer recommend that men with a localised problem be placed under active surveillance, like your husband, unless their cancer is high risk.
22) Bizim calismamizda aktif izleme dahil edilme kriterleri PRIAS (Prostate Cancer Research International: Active Surveillance Study) calismasi ile benzer olup PSA dansitesi disindaki olcutlerimiz aynidir.
Active surveillance cultures in September identified an additional five patients colonized with NDM-producing CRKP.