The following data were collected: biographic data, history of diseases, auto- and hetero-history data, especially those referring to the possible predisposing
factors; objective neurological and somatic findings; cytologic, biochemical and bacterial CSF findings; laboratory findings, i.e.
Comparison of Clinical Characteristics between the Groups of Patients with (+) or without (-) Predisposing
factors (total 7 factors) were age, education, occupation, income, parity, and knowledge and attitude about ANC.
Most of the patients in our study had more than one predisposing
Age and location are two other predisposing
The topics of this year's retreat offered potential new research directions by demonstrating some of the challenges in identifying predisposing
factors in complex diseases.
The prognosis of RCM appears to depend primarily on two factors: early diagnosis and resolution of the predisposing
No genetic or environmental predisposing
factors are acknowledged in these cases.
These alterations of her hormonal status might have been a predisposing
factor for her infection; it has been suggested that such alterations play a role in isolated sphenoid sinus aspergillosis, which is predominantly seen in elderly women.
In humans, increasing age is considered a significant predisposing
factor for more severe clinical disease in WNV infection (13).
an infant to have a slow metabolism or a tendency to put on fat during childhood and adult life might be turned on in the nutrient-deprived womb, researchers speculate.
Nearly half of such patients are in diabetic ketoacidosis. The hyperglycemia, acidosis, and vasculopathy associated with diabetes may have predisposing
effects on the onset and course of the disease.[9,10]
Miller and colleagues, in a recent review of 32 cases, highlighted the role of neutropenia, intestinal mucosal injury, and exposure to [beta]-lactam antibiotics predisposing
The recent NIEHS-led trans-NIH solicitation ES-02-009, "Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities," is the first specific initiative that seeks to stimulate the use of animal models in investigating the contributions of social environmental factors to the activation of molecular pathways predisposing
or leading to disease development.
Among women with mutations predisposing
them to breast cancer, however, those who develop the disease before they turn 40 are slightly more likely than the others to have had children, according to a new study.