Disease-free survival: The length of time after treatment during which no disease is found. Can be reported for an individual patient or for a study population.
“Disease-free survival predicts survival. It always has. And there is a very big decrease in cancer incidence so there will be a survival difference.” (Dr. Larry Norton, in The New York Times, Oct 10, 2003)
- Diseases related to obesity
Diseases related to obesity: Obesity increases the risk of developing a large number of diseases. These include: Type 2 diabetes High blood pressure (hypertension) Stroke (cerebrovascular accident or CVA) Heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) Heart failure (congestive heart failure) Cancer (certain forms such as cancer of the prostate and cancer of the colon and […]
- Diseases, Infectious, Nat'l Inst of Allergy &
Diseases, Infectious, National Institute of Allergy and: This is one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. In formal terms, the mission of the NIAID is “to support and conduct research and research training (that) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten millions of […]
- Diseases, inherited metabolic
Diseases, inherited metabolic: Also called inborn errors of metabolism, these are heritable (genetic) disorders of biochemistry. Examples include albinism, cystinuria (a cause of kidney stones), phenylketonuria (PKU), and some forms of gout, sun sensitivity, and thyroid disease. These are only a very few of the hundreds of known inborn errors of metabolism. Advances in the […]
- Diseases, Musculoskeletal, Nat'l Inst
Diseases, Musculoskeletal & Skin, National Institute of Arthritis &: One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. As its somewhat cumbersome name indicates, NIAMS’s mission is a broad and important one, namely to “conduct and support a broad spectrum of research on normal structure and function of bones, muscles, and skin, as well […]
- Diseases, rickettsial
Diseases, rickettsial: The infectious diseases caused by the rickettsiae fall into 4 groups:(1) typhus: epidemic typhus, Brill-Zinsser disease, murine (endemic) typhus, and scrub typhus; (2) spotted fever-Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Eastern tick-borne rickettsioses, and rickettsialpox; (3) Q fever; and (4) trench fever.