serial observation

serial observation

[′sir·ē·əl ‚äb·zər′vā·shən]
(oceanography)
The procurement of water samples and temperature readings at a number of levels between the surface and the bottom of an ocean.
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After January 1, 2008, however, when serial observation expanded to include septated cysts (because published data confirmed these masses to have low malignant potential), positive predictive value improved to 24.7%.
The potential for malignant transformation is low and serial observation with photographic documentation is indicated.
Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Streptococcus constellatus infection complicated with perivalvular abscess: serial observation by transesophageal echocardiography: a case report.
Serial observations at smaller intervals are recommended especially when rapid progression of jaundice is expected as in blood group incompatibility, cephalhaematoma or subapeneurotic haemorrhage4.
Her treatment had included serial observations, reflux therapy with a proton pump inhibitor twice daily, and allergy treatment.
Although cTnI and cTnT concentrations have been shown to be negatively biased when heparin plasma has been used vs serum as a sample for some troponin assays (16), the findings of this study, based on serial observations, were unlikely to be influenced by the specimen collection tube used.