ve

English translation: ER+ve = ER positive, PR-ve = PR negative, etc.

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English term or phrase:ve
English translation:ER+ve = ER positive, PR-ve = PR negative, etc.
Entered by: Andrés Martínez

09:02 Nov 28, 2008
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Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase: ve
Like in ER+ve, PR-ve, ER+ve, PR+ve.
PR stands for ‘estrogen receptor’ and PR for ‘progesterone receptor’. Context: breast cancer
Jacek Sierakowski
Belgium
Local time: 17:54
ER+ve = ER positive, PR-ve = PR negative, etc.
Explanation:


+ve = positive
- ve = negative

http://www.tumorionline.it/articoli.php?archivio=yes&vol_id=...
(...)
Table 5 - Multivariate analysis of factors significantly influencing survival and disease-free survival in univariate analysis of 287 breast cancer patients with 4 or more involved lymph nodes
(...)
ER, estrogen receptor; PR, progesterone receptor;
*** –ve, negative ***


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Note added at 28 mins (2008-11-28 09:31:25 GMT) Post-grading
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Another reference:

http://cvi.asm.org/cgi/content/full/13/8/972
Reduced Expression of Toll-Like Receptor 2 on Peripheral Monocytes in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B
(...)
FIG. 4. Serial assessment of TLR2 expression on peripheral blood monocytes from five HBeAg-positive (HBeAg +ve) patients who became HBeAg negative (HBeAg –ve)/anti-HBeAg positive following treatment with the antiviral agent lamivudine. TLR2 expression improved substantially in all patients. Statistical analysis was performed using the Wilcoxon test (Systat for Windows, version 5.02). *** CD14+ve, CD14 positive; *** PBMC's, peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
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Local time: 17:54
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4 +1ER+ve = ER positive, PR-ve = PR negative, etc.
Andrés Martínez
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Brest cancer Great article here explaines the values of what you are looking for
Gary D

  

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ER+ve = ER positive, PR-ve = PR negative, etc.


Explanation:


+ve = positive
- ve = negative

http://www.tumorionline.it/articoli.php?archivio=yes&vol_id=...
(...)
Table 5 - Multivariate analysis of factors significantly influencing survival and disease-free survival in univariate analysis of 287 breast cancer patients with 4 or more involved lymph nodes
(...)
ER, estrogen receptor; PR, progesterone receptor;
*** –ve, negative ***


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Note added at 28 mins (2008-11-28 09:31:25 GMT) Post-grading
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Another reference:

http://cvi.asm.org/cgi/content/full/13/8/972
Reduced Expression of Toll-Like Receptor 2 on Peripheral Monocytes in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B
(...)
FIG. 4. Serial assessment of TLR2 expression on peripheral blood monocytes from five HBeAg-positive (HBeAg +ve) patients who became HBeAg negative (HBeAg –ve)/anti-HBeAg positive following treatment with the antiviral agent lamivudine. TLR2 expression improved substantially in all patients. Statistical analysis was performed using the Wilcoxon test (Systat for Windows, version 5.02). *** CD14+ve, CD14 positive; *** PBMC's, peripheral blood mononuclear cells.


Andrés Martínez
Spain
Local time: 17:54
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agree  MMUlr: Right, however, ER+ve etc. is a rather strange way to write it, this is the usual way: http://nrr.georgetown.edu/Estrogen Receptor/ER-PAGE/Research...
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Reference: Brest cancer Great article here explaines the values of what you are looking for

Reference information:
http://books.google.com/books?id=DRvnaBDjbDkC&pg=PA373&lpg=P...

Gary D
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