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AVID

Cardiology
(1) Angiography Vs. Intravascular Ultrasound Directed Coronary Stent Placement. A trial comparing IVUS-guided stent placement vs angiography alone in reducing 12-month target lesion revascularization rate; 800 patients.
Conclusion IVUS-directed stent placement results in larger stent dimensions without increased complications and with a significantly decreased need for revascularization within 12 months (5% vs 11%).
(2) Antiarrhythmics Vs Implantable Defibrillators—Beta-Blocker Substudy. A trial comparing the efficacy of implantable defibrillators,  or ICDs (507 patients) vs the best medical therapy, antiarrhythmics (509 patients), for survivors of MI or those with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia on the M&M in patients resuscitated from near-fatal ventricular arrhythmias.
Conclusion Fewer deaths occurred with ICDs than with antiarrhythmics; patients treated with defibrillators had better survival throughout the study. In patients with severe symptomatic ventricular arrhythmias, ICDs resulted in a 27–39% reduction in mortality.

AVID

Cardiology A clinical trial–Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators that compared the effect of implantable defibrillators vs the best medical therapy–antiarrhythmics for survivors of MI or those with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia on the morbidity and mortality in Pts resuscitated from near-fatal ventricular arrhythmias. See AVID, CABG, MADIT.
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The Standing Committee on Business voted yesterday to keep $135,000 of that at the secondary level for Advanced Placement courses and Advancement Via Individual Determination programs that help students prepare for honors and AP courses.
Bowman was teaching an Advancement Via Individual Determination class at Monroe High School in 2003, and most of her 30 students were Latino.
The administration recommends spending the $200,000 on supplies and two teachers to strengthen the health careers pipeline of Worcester East Middle and North High School, to strengthen the Engineering Technology Academy link between Forest Grove Middle and Doherty Memorial High School, and to expand the Advancement Via Individual Determination and Advanced Placement programs.
There from Juniper were Vice Principal Frances Ufondu; Pamela Van Velsir, director of the Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID Program; and Roslyn Haley, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association.
Torres and 10 other Burncoat students, also participate in Advancement Via Individual Determination, a national program launched in the Worcester public schools in 2002, sponsored by the Hanover Insurance Group, that targets students traditionally underrepresented on college campuses who show the potential to succeed in college but need an extra push.
There are three times many more students grabbing SAT booklets from the college career center,'' said Linda Fabela, coordinator of Littlerock High School's college prep program AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination.