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Medicare fee schedule (see there)
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Morse Falls Scale



A rapid screening tool to assess a patient's risk for falling. The MFS uses six weighted indices to determine fall risk: history of falling; comorbidity; gait; walking aids; intravenous therapy; and mental status.
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Patient discussion about MFS

Q. A friend of mine is suffering from Marfan's syndrome. Should she do any test to check for an aneurysm? My friend is 26 years old and suffers from Marfan's syndrome for all her life. She was told she has a greater risk factor for having an aneurysm. Does she needs any screening for this condition?

A. It is very important to talk with your physician about this. My wife has marfan and we were not aware about the risk of pregnancy in this situation, and she developed an aneurysm. The regular screening is not enough and before life changing decisions you should do another screening.

Q. My neighbor's kid had a lens dislocation due to Marfan's disease. Is this a contagious thing? My neighbor's have a sweet 8 year old boy. he had a lens dislocation due to a connective tissue disease named Marfan (I think that the name). It sounds like a very serious condition. My boy is playing with this kid several hour a week. should I take him to the GP to see that his is not infected with this marfan thing?

A. As in love and war so is in medicine the is no always nor never. It is probably the marfan that caused your neighbor kid the lens dislocation but you can never know for sure.
If you want there is nothing wrong in taking your boy for an annual check of an ophthalmologist.

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This is the advantage of MFs especially one needs to aggregate the data and human expert knowledge.
MFS' sole operating subsidiary Max Life continued its strong performance in Q1 FY2020, reporting revenues of Rs 3,544 Cr., growing 15 per cent.
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Specific histological changes in a Marfan lung have not been completely characterized in microscopic detail; however, it is commonly accepted that in MFS, the gross pathological condition of the lung corresponds with "fragile lung" at microscopic evaluation [9].
For the universe of discourse (UOD) of the FLC output [DELTA]V, symmetrical MFs of fixed maximum boundaries of [+ or -] 1.5 V were used, as shown in Fig.
"Class R6 shares offer plan advisors and plan sponsors greater flexibility when constructing defined contribution plans and investment menu options for participants," said Ryan Mullen, senior managing director for defined contribution and RIA sales at MFS, in a statement.
The most consistent electrophysiological findings in MFS are reduced sensory nerve action potentials and absent H reflexes.
These mechanisms could be sensitive enough to explain adverse health effects of ELF MFs, but it is not clear at present how 0.4 [micro]T alternating MFs could lead to significant biological effects in the presence of the much stronger static MF of the earth.
This innovation is stipulated to revolutionize the Mobile Financial Services (MFS) arena in Pakistan by enhancing application development by the providers, while creating significant ease of adoption and use for the target market.
Four years ago, investment grade corporate paper - bonds available to mutual funds (MFs), insurance companies (insurers), banks, provident and pension funds for investments - was close to two-third of the total issues.
Wunsch-Filho [13] has evaluated the effect of 60 Hz magnetic fields (MFs) on acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.