presymptomatic


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of or relating to the early phases of a disease when accurate diagnosis is not possible because symptoms of the disease have not yet appeared

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Participants' functional decline and physical appearance left them "constantly grieving" (Maijorie) their presymptomatic identity.
Caption: "The presymptomatic phase of Alzheimer's disease presents a window for intervention," says Thomas Beaudry of McGill University in Montreal.
Supporting family adaptation to presymptomatic and "untreatable" conditions in an era of expanded newborn screening.
Nevertheless, Jack is optimistic that a focus on presymptomatic patients who show signs that they will develop the disease will lead to better treatments.
The immediate benefits will include preclinical and presymptomatic diagnosis, family-tailored clinical work-up, optimisation of existing treatment strategies and cost-effective use of medical resources.
Presymptomatic testing for adult-onset diseases in patients who have not yet reached the age of legal majority is generally not recommended because of the psychologic burden on the patient and may be prohibited by state or local laws.
They didn't have a testing program to evaluate people for presymptomatic changes.
However, brief reflection on the paranoid and the hypochondriac should demonstrate that falsehood is not a necessary condition for the delusionality of a belief: a paranoid who thinks that all her co-workers are out to get her, could be right about some of them, and the hypochondriac who thinks that he has a thyroid cancer with little or no evidence may actually have a presymptomatic malignancy.
In healthy adults, the HIGH diet moved the biomarkers in a direction that may characterize a presymptomatic stage of Alzheimers disease.
Thus, when women with peripartum cardiomyopathy don't fully recover left ventricular function, their first-degree family members should undergo screening for presymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr.
The authors conclude that noninvasive in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy measurement of GABA and NAA may prove to be a useful tool for detecting presymptomatic effects of Mn neurotoxicity.
collects 22 papers describing methods for investigating cancer tumor biomarkers, chosen in order to promote the perspective that panels of biomarker analytes rather than single markers will be needed for the presymptomatic detection of cancer.
18) Animal proton MRS studies have demonstrated consistently higher intensities of Nacetyl resonances than controls, and have also shown a progression of increasing intensity of these resonances from presymptomatic to terminal disease stages.