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elective

1. of or based on selection by vote
2. selected by vote
3. having the power to elect
4. open to choice; optional
5. an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student
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Ninety two male patients between the age of 20-60 years who reported for direct or indirect inguinal hernia repair with open herniotomy and hernioplasty or herninorrhaphy (Mesh repair (Lichtenstein) or darn repair) in emergency or electively from January 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled in this prospective randomized control trial (RCT).
She was electively intubated for an image-guided biopsy.
Anything we do we will do electively - whether that is players going out or coming in.
But Cook asked if there were ways to collect tissue that did not come from an electively aborted fetus.
While these study results do call into question the current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendations to electively deliver patients with PPROM at or after 34 weeks' gestation, additional discussion is needed at the national level before these recommendations can be changed.
Seven of the 63 pregnancies were electively terminated.
We did an electively planned intralesional curettage and saucerization of the lesion.
The second two pregnancies were electively terminated with dilation and curettage, the most recent approximately 3 months before her current admission.
Management of extrauterine displaced Cu-T is controversial, but all Cu-T devices should be removed electively as soon as detected to avoid complications like damage to adjacent organs, adhesions, bowel obstruction and medico legal problems.
It is now almost common practice to see patients coming in electively wanting to freeze their eggs," he said in an interview.
Must be able to electively share patient data with surrounding EMS agencies, making available patients and patient history for charting upon subsequent transport(s);
When surgery is done electively, it can be done as an outpatient procedure.