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quality

[kwol′itē]
Etymology: L, qualis
1 a descriptive specification of the penetrating nature of an x-ray beam. It is influenced by kilovoltage and filtration: a higher kilovoltage produces more penetration, and filtration removes selected wavelengths and "hardens" the beam.
2 (in phonetics) refers to the nature of phonation produced by the vocal folds. Disorders of voice quality include hoarseness, harshness, breathiness, and glottal fry.

qua·li·ty

(kwahl'i-tē)
1. A property or trait inherent in the nature of anything.
2. A degree of superiority.
[L. qualitas]

quality

features of the delivery of service focusing on aspects other than quantity; the monitoring of quality issues forms a major part of clinical governance

qua·li·ty

(kwahl'i-tē)
1. A property or trait inherent in the nature of anything.
2. A degree of superiority.
[L. qualitas]

quality,

n in reference to the voice, the acoustic characteristics of vowels resulting from their overtone structure or the relative intensities of their frequency component.
quality assessment,
n 1. the measurement of quality; generally includes the selection of an aspect of dental care or the dental care system to be evaluated; establishing criteria and standards for quality dental care and comparing treatment with these criteria and standards.
n 2. the measure of the quality of care provided in a particular setting.
quality assurance,
n 1. procedures for checking the quality of dental care provided by participating dental professionals and correcting any irregularities. Also called
quality control or
quality evaluation. n 2. the assessment or measurement of the quality of care and the implementation of any necessary changes to maintain or improve the quality of care rendered.
quality assurance system,
n a formally organized sequence of activities in dentistry that combines assessment of the existing situation, judgments about necessary changes, development of plans to effect such changes, implementation of these plans, and reassessment to determine that the desired changes have taken place.
quality of life,
n a measure of the optimal energy or force that endows a person with the power to cope successfully with the full range of challenges encountered in the real world.
quality of radiation,
quality review committee,
n a committee established by a professional organization or institution to assess and ensure quality. Unlike a peer review committee, it can function on its own initiative with regard to a broad range of topics.

quality

purity of contents, care in presentation and finish of a product.

quality assurance
planned and systematic action necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality. Quality is built into the product or service, rather than 'inspected in'.
quality control
the use of operational techniques, particularly end-product testing or inspection to ensure that a product or service satisfies its stated or implied role.
quality of life
generally regarded as the balance between pleasant and unpleasant factors and experiences as they apply to an animal's physical and mental state. A term used in discussions of euthanasia or intensive treatment.
protein quality
relates to the content and balance of amino acids in the protein. A good quality protein contains the amino acids in the correct proportions required by the specific animal species.
radiographic quality
depends on the correct positioning of the subject part, good contrast, clear image due to good detail and absence of artifacts.

Patient discussion about quality

Q. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Hello my new friends, I have been living with fibromyalgia for more than eight years and about three years ago the symptoms got so bad that I was not able to go to work and barely look after myself. Over the last three years I have tried many different medications and treatments but have not had many long term improvements. I am currently using narcotics, Lyrica, to manage the pain and am going to massage and cranial secreal therapy on a regular basis as I have found they assist with coping. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Anything that may assist with improving would be greatly appreciated.

A. Hi friend, are u ready to Get Well? Our study titled "Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia showed that over 90 percent of patients improved with treatment (p. 0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management (the largest multidisciplinary society of pain specialists in United States) noted " the comprehensive and aggressive metabolic approach to treatment detailed in the Teitelbaum study are all highly successful approaches and make fibromyalgia a very treatment responsive disorder. The study by Dr. Teitelbaum et al. and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome”.

Q. my friend has convulsions what can i do to make it stop and improve his life quality?

A. what type of convulsions? my best friend is epileptic, but as long as he get's his meds and sleep well- nothing ever happens. i know that as a child all my friend ever wanted was to go to school like everyone else... and to go to school trips without being afraid.

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Robert Lee, MD, MS, MEd, Practical Radiation Oncology aims to improve the quality of radiation oncology practice.
We have raised the quality of radiation oncology services so needed in the Huntington community," stated Jeffrey Musmacher, Director of Operations.
With the purchase of two Elekta Synergy systems, TSRCC will be able to provide patients with the highest quality of radiation oncology treatment," said Mark Symons, General Manager for Elekta Canada.

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