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BRIDGEBeta Radiation Investigation With Direct Stenting and Galileo in Europe. A study which evaluated intracoronary 32P radiation and the Galileo Radiotherapy System after direct Multi-Link Rx Tetra coronary stenting.
32P intravascular brachytherapy reduces in-stent neointimal proliferation and restenosis; thrombosis was a major problem.
bridgeDentistry A fixed partial denture; a prosthetic replacement of missing teeth cemented or attached to abutment teeth or implants adjacent to the space; removable partial denture is a prosthetic replacement of missing teeth on a framework that can be removed by a Pt Physical therapy An exercise in which a person lays on his/her back with bended knees, while lifting the pelvis, placing thighs, back and pelvis in a straight line, strengthening abdominal, lower back, gluteus and hamstring muscles Transplantation medicine An organ surrogate that carries out a particular physiologic function and “buys time” for a Pt awaiting a donor organ for transplantation
Bridging is commonly used for perioperative anticoagulation. In patients who have atrial fibrillation or a history of blood clotting, warfarin, which has a relatively long half-life, is withheld several days before surgery. The bridge consists of the administration of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs), which have a shorter half-life, until about 12 hr before the procedure in order to prevent clotting. At a safe time after the operation, LMWHs are reinstituted until warfarin reaches therapeutic levels, e.g., an international normalized ratio of 2 or more. The duration of bridging therapy varies but is typically between 2 days and 1 week.
CAUTION!Bridging should always be performed while the prosthesis is removed.
disulfide bridgeDisulfide bond.
bridgeA fixed support for false teeth which bridges across the gap between surviving natural teeth.
flush bridge The bridge of a spectacle frame with zero projection.
inset bridge A spectacle frame so shaped that the bearing surface of the bridge is behind the plane of the lenses.
keyhole bridge Bridge of a spectacle frame with pads, looking like the outline of the upper part of a keyhole.
pad bridge A bridge of a spectacle frame with two pads acting as the resting surface on the nose.
saddle bridge A bridge so shaped as to rest on the nose over a continuous area, but in which the ends of the bearing surface are extended to lie behind the back plane of the front (British Standard).