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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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Out of the 30 cases of AL, majority were operated in Emergency (80%) setting and only 6 Cases (20%) who developed AL were operated electively. Most common surgical indication was found to be small bowel pathology (64%) which included perforation, stricture, diverticuli, obstructed hernia, SMA thrombosis and adhesions secondary to Koch's abdomen.
In our study we used cCP stents electively very successfully without encountering any cases of acute AWI or pseudo aneurysm in the followup so far, although our mean Balloon/COA ratio was 4 (+-SD 1.36) but none of our pt underwent pre stent angioplasty.
Clr Burke said a significant number of families base their decision to electively home educate around philosophical, spiritual or religious ideologies.
According to the research conducted by the University of South Florida, first-time healthy mothers who electively induced (artificially stimulated) labour at 39 weeks are at less risk of cesarean delivery and other serious complications compared to those induced after 41 weeks.
Every mother undergoing the procedure either electively or as an emergency should be fully aware of these risks and discuss them with their attending practitioners.
Four asymptomatic patients were scheduled electively. Three patients underwent an attempt at transoral ERCP by gastroenterologists at referring institutions prior to referral.
Nasser Al Haj, Director of Commercial Transport Activities at the RTA Licencing Agency, said, "We have identified 21 Coherent Commercial Groups where the licensee is permitted to practice one or add more activities electively within the activities set under the same group.
Eleven patients were first admitted to emergency service and the other two electively presented at the outpatient clinic.
On home education Prof Holland repeats calls for a register for electively home educated children and for those children to be seen from time to time by a professional.
Given the acute phase of stroke and no proof of progressive cardiac ischemia, PCI was electively performed 3 months post-MI, implanting a stent in LAD and two stents in LCX, respectively.
Methods: Ninety two male patients from 20-60 years of age reported for direct or indirect inguinal hernia with open Mesh/Lichtenstein or darn repair in emergency or electively from January 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled in this prospective randomized control trial (RCT).
Face-bow is used electively in carrying the relationship between maxilla and the condyles from the patient to the articulator.