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relapse into (something)

To return to a former state or condition after an apparent or partial recovery. The patient relapsed into a psychotic state due to an incorrect prescription of medication. He had been sober for nearly 20 years, but he relapsed into heavy drinking after the death of his daughter.
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relapse into something

to experience a return to a worse condition. Valerie relapsed into a coma in the afternoon. Mary relapsed into her depression after a brief period of normalcy.
See also: relapse
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Kaplan-Meier analysis and the log-rank test also showed that the first relapse was significantly earlier in the frequent relapsers than in the infrequent relapsers (Figure 2).
Conclusion: Majority of the sustained responders had disease eradication, but non responders and relapsers should be followed for any evidence of cirrhosis.
Among these, 100 (91.7%) patients had never achieved undetectable HCV RNA (qualitative polymerase chain reaction [PCR] testing) during the first treatment, and were, thus, non-responders, while 9 (8.3%) patients had shown undetectable HCV RNA during the therapy, but had become HCV RNA positive after discontinuing medication and were, thus, relapsers. Genotype 1 was seen in 29 (26.6%) patients and Genotype 3 in 78 (71.6%).
A chronic relapser might need this amount of time to emerge out of what the author refers to as a "fog."
Based on this description of the chronic relapser, it is clear that there are common characteristics in the profile of these individuals.
Taking into account the mean score of the EQ-5D index and the EQ VAS, the sociodemographic profile of the relapsers who present worse HRQoL is characterized as being female, being 50 or older, lower educational level, being divorced/separated or widowed, and not to work.
One out of four primarysteroid resistant nephrotic syndrome patients and five out of six steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome patients became infrequent (5) or frequent (1) relapsers [110].
And quitters can become relapsers. A 1994-2011 study of 2961 HIV-positive and 981 HIV-negative women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) found that smoking prevalence in this largely black and Hispanic cohort waned from a high of 57% in 1996 to a low of 39% in 2011.3 Among 1622 women who smoked at their first study visit, 316 (19.5%) quit for a hefty median of 16.5 years.
The amount of both CC and GG homozygotes was diminished in these frequent relapsers. The allele distribution between groups with over and under five relapses showed no difference.
Luszczynska A, Sutton S (2006) Physical activity after cardiac rehabilitation: Evidence that different types of self-efficacy are important in maintainers and relapsers. Rehabilitation Psychology 51: 314-321.
Researchers found that a decrease in slow alpha activity in alcoholics is more pronounced in relapsers than in those who maintain abstinence (Saletu-Zyhlarz et al.
58% of patients presented for the first time, about 24% of patients were frequent relapsers and 18% were infrequent relapsers.
(2003b) reported that subjects who relapse reported more severe NWS during smoking abstinence than did non relapsers.
This benefit directly improves the lives of chronic relapsers, arguably the patients who need treatment the most.