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A gene on chromosome Xp11.23-p11.22 that encodes emopamil-binding protein, an integral membrane protein of the endoplasmic reticulum, which catalyses the conversion of delta8 sterols to delta7-isomers and may be involved in drug transport by P glycoprotein.
Molecular pathology
EBP mutations cause chondrodysplasia punctata type 2 (Conradi-Hünermann syndrome).
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(prak'tis) [L. practica, practical work, fr Gr. praktike]
1. The use by a health care professional of knowledge and skill to provide a service in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and in the maintenance of health.
2. The continuing, repetitive effort to become proficient and to improve one's skill in the practice of medicine.

blocked practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill by drilling, i.e., by performing tasks or movements repeatedly according to a fixed procedure. Research shows that while blocked practice is superior at improving immediate performance, it is not as effective as other approaches, such as random practice, for retained learning. See: random practice

evidence-based practice

Abbreviation: EBP
Evidence-based health care.

family practice

Comprehensive medical care with particular emphasis on the family unit, in which the physician's continuing responsibility for health care is not limited by the patient's age or sex or by a particular organ system or disease entity.

Family practice is the specialty that builds on a core of knowledge derived from other disciplines, drawing most heavily on Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, and Psychiatry, and establishes a cohesive unit, combining the behavioral sciences with the traditional biological and clinical sciences. The core of knowledge encompassed by the discipline of family practice prepares the family physician for a unique role in patient management, problem solving, counseling, and as a personal physician who coordinates total health care delivery. (Definition supplied by The American Academy of Family Physicians.)

legitimate medical practice

Any form of treatment that is accepted under the Medical Practice Acts enacted by each of the fifty U.S. states.

patient safety practice

A systematic health care practice that reduces the likelihood that patients will suffer undesirable side effects from treatment.

private practice

The practice by a health care professional, usually a physician or dentist, in a setting in which the practice and the practitioner are independent of external policy control other than ethics of the professional and state licensing laws.

random practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill through training exercises that vary the sequence of elements in the skill. Compared with blocked practice, in which a skill is learned by fixed, repetitive drilling, random practice, with its frequently modified routine, results in better retention of the skill after training is completed. See: blocked practice

recommended practice

Abbreviation: RP
A protocol for care about which there is general agreement, e.g., a practice guideline or officially sanctioned technique, esp. one that enhances the safety or reliability of care.

wear and care practice

Guidelines for the use and cleansing of contact lenses, designed to optimize their healthful and safe use.
Synonym: wear and care regimen
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"The usual coinsurance for EBP which is 20 per cent of consultation and treatment fee will be applicable," explained the Takaful Emarat customer service representative.
Also, it included two questions about the number of research articles read last term and whether the student was familiar with the term evidence-based practice (EBP).
EBP is not about using all the evidence or information we have gathered in to help our decision-making.
Percentage of change was calculated to determine the impact of pre-post EBP unit-based education.
How would you describe evidence-based practices (EBP) in vocational rehabilitation service delivery?
A descriptive study was conducted via survey design to describe the impact of using a journal club during a Level II, psychosocial fieldwork placement in influencing occupational therapy students' perceptions regarding their confidence and abilities in using component skills related to EBP. The study was approved for exemption from Institutional Review Board review under Category 1 and 2 by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants at New York Institute of Technology.
EBP auditors should take care not to rely too heavily on the work of actuaries.
Nurses' research literacy can influence their ability to apply EBP. Evidence suggests that many nurses fail to understand the basic terminology associated with research.
Questions for the survey were drawn from a validated EBP questionnaire, originally developed by Jette et al.
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore dietetic interns' perceptions and knowledge of EBP, their use and observation of EBP principles during their clinical rotations, and their intentions to use EBP in their careers.
Mark Fendrick, Joe Thompson, and Sherri Rose explore the effects of the first large-scale EBP program that is mandatory for providers.