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SPAF

Vascular disease A clinical trial–Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation–comparing low-dose aspirin vs anticoagulation with warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism–the 1º events in 150 Pts with A Fib. See Atrial fibrillation, Low-dose aspirin. Cf AFASAK, BAATAF.
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Because its organizers do not own a centrally located theatre of their own, SPAF's reach sprawls out to encompass the city's major theatre areas, from the National Theater of Korea in Jangchung-dong, the nearby Drama Center near Mount Namsan, Sogang University's Mary Hall in Sinchon and the Daehangno district, referred to as the "Off Broadway" or "Off-Off Broadway of Seoul." (In Daehangno, it is not unusual to come upon a Korean version of The Vagina Monologues or the musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, featuring actors and directors who have attained success in film and television.) SPAF's curated programming represents the best of Korean theatre; it is a looking glass of the intermingled and contradictory tendencies of the larger performing-arts scene.
A rule that did this well was the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) rule.
Analysis of the CT brain scans of patients with NVAF enrolled in the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) study confirmed that for patients with AF age was the single most important predictor of silent infarction [22].
The strike call was by unions Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne (SNPL), which represents more than half of the airline's pilots, and SPAF, which represents about a quarter.
The main SNPL union has extended strike action to Septmber 26 and a second union, SPAF, to September 24 with an option to extend further.A "Service must resume right now, that's what the country wants and all those involved must understand that," Jean-Marie Le Guen, minister in charge of relations with parliament, said before new talks on Monday between unions and management.A "Very quickly, the management must make a certain number of clarifications on their proposals," he added.A The pilots are protesting over plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia unit by setting up foreign bases as Air France seeks to fight back against fierce competition from budget carriers.A The expansion of Transavia is part of a new plan unveiled this month aimed at boosting earnings.
In Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) trial, age, presence of heart failure, myocardial infarction and left atrium size were found to be clinical and echocardiographic predictors of recurrent AF (6).
Several schemes for stroke risk stratification in patients with AF--most notably, those based on data from the Framingham Heart Study and Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) study--rate women with AF as being at higher risk for ischemic stroke and other thromboembolic events than men with the arrhythmia.
Combined data from the Atrial Fibrillation Aspirin Anticoagulation Study (AFASAK-1), (1) the European Atrial Fibrillation Trial, (7) and the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) I studies (2) revealed a small but statistically significant reduction in stroke rates (relative risk reduction [RRR]=21%; 8.1% vs 6.3% annual stroke rate; NNT=55), with no increase in major bleeding risk.
The union, along with two smaller unions Alter and Spaf, also previously held a four-day strike from 2 February 2003.
An international event with a 25-year pedigree, funded mainly by the South Korean government (and combined two years ago with a national dance festival), SPAF presented 60-odd productions, including offerings from China, Japan, Canada, Russia and Lithuania.