cardinal feature

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Exacerbations cause frequent hospital admissions, relapses, and readmissions; contribute to death during hospitalization or shortly thereafter; reduce quality of life dramatically; consume financial resources; and hasten a progressive decline in pulmonary function, a cardinal feature of COPD," Dr.
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When Umetsu and colleagues exposed the mice to the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, a mold common in the indoor and outdoor environment, they developed airway hyperreactivity, the cardinal feature of asthma, within just a few days.
A cardinal feature of Huntington's disease - a fatal genetic disease that typically affects patients in midlife and causes progressive death of specific areas of the brain - is the aggregation of mutant huntingtin protein in cells.
The makeover could very well begin with its name, which might be changed to Generalized Worry Disorder in recognition that excessive worry is the disorder's cardinal feature.
One of the authors, Prof Don Catlin, pictured, chief executive officer of the Anti-Doping Institute, said: "A cardinal feature of doping is that some athletes will experiment with any new substance.
The major health concern in PWS is obesity, a cardinal feature.
Anthony Holden welcomes its luxuriant growth and makes the mythos the cardinal feature of his biography.
A cardinal feature of any democratic system is that the political opposition has the chance to become the governing party.
Without these cells being activated, infection did not cause airway hyperreactivity, the cardinal feature of asthma," Umetsu explained.
erectus experienced a cardinal feature of human adolescence, the sudden growth spurt.
Obviously doctors must be on board any prospective Medicare reform, and just as obviously, physician satisfaction is a cardinal feature of our model.