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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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An exploratory study of the influence of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on African American young men in southeastern North Carolina.
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.
The board cited Berman's expansion of the college readiness program Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID; his efforts to make sure high school freshmen have full schedules; and more rigorous changes to the math curriculum as examples of his success in the past year.
CUTLINE: Students and faculty in JA Academy who also are involved in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at Burncoat Senior High School in Worcester are, from left, Alba Quezada, 18, Ashley Noyst, 17, Angel Torres, 17, AVID coordinator and biology teacher Judy Cradler, Samuel Andino, 17, and Katherine Rodriguez, 18.
They include Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, a college readiness program that targets at-risk youth in all grade levels who don't receive top grades in school.
In his June 13 letter, Bob Mowrer condemned the Eugene School District's AVID program, asking, "Where's the training for teachers to implement elective classes for the one in three students who fail to graduate?" As the parent of a child in the program, I know that AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is the class that gives a fighting chance to that 33 percent.
It was noted in the June 5 article about three Eugene school administrators attending a conference in Hawaii that the Eugene School District spent $1,800 per person to send educators to San Diego for Advancement Via Individual Determination training and $1,600 per person for Honolulu.
Spending $110,000 to $120,000 to train teachers in Advancement Via Individual Determination is a huge investment, given the "awful budget" the district's currently constructing.
Based on what we read in the article, it sounds like the Advancement Via Individual Determination conference is highly useful for the administrators involved, and, by extension, the Eugene School District students and teachers they serve.