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ACT

Abbreviation for activated clotting time.

activated clotting time (ACT) test

a blood test primarily used to measure the effect of heparin as an anticoagulant during cardiac angioplasty, hemodialysis, and cardiopulmonary bypass. It can also be used to monitor the dose of protamine sulfate required to reverse the effect of heparin. The test measures the time required for whole blood to clot after the addition of particulate activators.

ACT

ACT

Cardiology
(1) Angioplasty Compliance Trial
(2) Attacking Claudication with Ticlopidine; Arteriopathie Chronique Ticlopidine. A statistically weak clinical trial assessing the effect of ticlopidine in managing patients with intermittent claudication.
Conclusion 39 ticlopidine patients and 29 placebo patients (p = 0.04) increased their walking distance ≥ 50% above baseline.
Psychology A Controlled Effectiveness Trial—Consumer vs. Non-consumer Assertive Case Management Teams and Usual Care. A trial funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which evaluates the use of services by patients with serious and chronic mental illness, according to different types of case management.

Act

A written ordinance or mandate by Congress, Parliament or other legislative body.

ACT

Cardiology Two clinical trials,
1. Angioplasty Compliance Trial. See Angioplasty.
2. Attacking Claudication with Ticlopidine. See Ticlopidine Psychology ACT–A Controlled effectiveness Trial–Consumer vs Non-consumer Assertive Case Management Teams and Usual Care funded by the SAMHSA, which evaluated the use of services by Pts with serious and chronic mental illness, according to different types of case management.

ACT

Abbreviation for activated clotting time.

act,

n decision by a legislative body that results in a law.

ACT

activated clotting time.

Patient discussion about ACT

Q. my friend has blood cancer ... and he acts as normal as i am , but i can't stop thinking if it is good for him because i think he's putting a fake show for us , he's friends , because he wants us to act normal around him and he doesn't want to have special treatment from us .. and i am not sure it is for his benefit .. health wise ... what do you think ?

A. there are many psychological ways to accept a disease. denial, passive aggressive mechanism, acting out, control, humor ect. everyone of them has advantages and disadvantages. they are not bad or wrong, they just are. and the people around him have to understand it. if he's starting to act weird or harmful- then i suggest professional help. but as long that it doesn't get that far- leave it be.

Q. what should i do and how should i act if my son is all depressed? how can i help him? it cause a lot of tension around the family ....

A. some things children get down about are growing pains. You are closer to your son than others and know if he needs outside help. If that is true, you can start by getting him to a medical doctor for evaluation. They are trained to recognize and treat depression. Its not so complicated these days. The other kids around him don't have to know if he is taking medication. If he gets better and he should, his friends will be happy for him and hopefully supportive. Pay attention to him and be as supportive as you can. Maybe being a friend or a buddy to him could be just the thing he really needs. Parents usually know best.

Q. how do i figure if my daughter is autistic? sometimes i get the idea that she's act a little different than the others but than again , it doesn't mean a lot .. i think my question is by what definitions and with what tools i would be able to get to a conclusion if my child deserve a special attention or it is just in my mind ....

A. first of all= how old is your daughter? when i asked a professional he said there isn't a way to know before the age of 3. but any way- there isn't a medical test (like blood test etc.) that can definitely tell that she is autistic. it is done mostly with observations, sometimes testing for other problems that comes along with autism.

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Like Hieronimo, who cannot help but make sure the royal court understands the meaning and depth of his revenge as he breaks character and speaks with the Duke, the ACT UP performers forced their audience, or at least one sector of their audience, to engage with them in the flesh.
Although ACT UP protesters may hope that their actions will inspire the police to join their side, the officers must follow their own protocol, or script, and arrest as deemed necessary by the political powers that be.
But infused with Hieronimo's righteous fury and Hamlet's wrenching intellectualism, ACT UP also knew that the traditional theater is not the place to save lives.
The genius of ACT UP was its participants' ability to synthesize and adapt both the style and the politics of other movements, for instance the powerful South African anti-apartheid movement's political funerals adapted for AIDS-killed activists.
The activists credit not only ACT UP but also especially the Zapatistas for the attention given to communication, stunning visuals, and use of technologies to eliminate the need for corporate media publicity.
In his essay, Andrew Boyd, the creator of the Million Billionaire March and Billionaires for Bush (or Gore), characterizes the result of those twelve years between the founding of ACT UP to the Battle of Seattle:
Our uncompromising demand to give people with AIDS power over decisions affecting their lives is the lasting historical contribution of ACT UP.
ACT UP has also formed an unlikely alliance with Nader's Public Citizen and the Rainforest Action Network to press for the Hope for Africa Act, federal legislation that would provide access to AIDS therapies for Africans with AIDS.
ACT UP was in the news in mid June when its members heckled Vice President Al Gore on the second day of his presidential announcement tour.
When Michael succumbed to AIDS complications last year, Turner led a funeral cortege of about 100 ACT UP members up Pennsylvania Avenue, past the White House, bearing Michael's open casket.
ACT UP also revived some long-standing arguments among gay activists on means themselves.
ACT UP was certainly not the first--nor will it be the last--queer direct-action movement.