PVS


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PVS

Abbreviation for persistent vegetative state.

PVS

 
2. Pulmonary valve stenosis.

PVS

Abbreviation for persistent vegetative state.
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8) The goal of the PVS is to provide urethral compression during times of increased intra-abdominal pressure, while not obstructing the urethra during voluntary bladder-emptying.
In terms of the Constitution [5] PVS patients have the same rights as anyone else to equality (section 9), dignity (section 10), life (section 11), bodily security (section 12) and privacy (section 14).
Variabilidad genetica de aislamientos de PVS: El ARN molde necesario para amplificar un fragmento del gen de la proteina de la capside de PVS por medio de la tecnica de RT-PCR se obtuvo a partir de extracciones de ARN total de una mezcla de foliolos de papa que fueron positivos a la prueba de ELISA, mediante el kit RNeasy plant mini (Qiagen, USA), siguiendo las instrucciones del fabricante.
Two years after surgery, the cure rate for the three procedures differed significantly: PVS and TVT, 87% each; TOT, 35% (p < .
Essentially, PVS tracks all information--from speeches, to lectures, to public appearances, newspaper and magazine quotes, voting records, campaign finance data and issue positions--for every major political candidate in the county, and then disseminates that information to the public to help voters make informed decisions.
There are all sorts of urban legends about PVS patients who have recovered, but when you try to find backup for them, it doesn't seem to exist.
The pope supported his conclusion by arguing that some patients with PVS make at least a partial recovery, and, in the current state of medical science, we are still unable to predict with certainty which patients will recover and which will not.
It is ironic, then, that the law will likely have a greater effect on these nursing home residents than on the far smaller population of patients in PVS.
The diagnosis of PVS was suggested by the clinical presentation and MRI findings.
There is a 5 percent and 8 percent risk of long-term (greater than four weeks) urinary retention with the BNS and PVS procedures, respectively.
There has been no magisterial consensus in favor of the withdrawal of food and water from PVS patients.