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Descriptor English: Watchful Waiting
Descriptor Spanish: Espera Vigilante
Descriptor Portuguese: Conduta Expectante
Descriptor French: Observation (surveillance clinique)
Entry term(s): Active Surveillance
Expectant Management
Management, Expectant
Surveillance, Active
Waiting, Watchful
Tree number(s): N04.761.559.590.900
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057832
Scope note: Clinical management approach wherein immediate therapy is not provided but there is a period of observation during which periodic tests monitor patient and the progression of the illness. (Driffield T, Smith PC Med Decis Making. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):178-88)
Annotation: active surveillance in the context of clinical management of patients goes here
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Follow-Up Studies (1975-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
DeCS ID: 54396
Unique ID: D057832
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2019/01/14
Watchful Waiting - Preferred
Concept UI M0539296
Scope note Clinical management approach wherein immediate therapy is not provided but there is a period of observation during which periodic tests monitor patient and the progression of the illness. (Driffield T, Smith PC Med Decis Making. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):178-88)
Preferred term Watchful Waiting
Entry term(s) Active Surveillance
Expectant Management
Management, Expectant
Surveillance, Active
Waiting, Watchful



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