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table

 [ta´b'l]
a flat layer or surface.
cohort life table a life table giving the survival data of a cohort of individuals in a clinical study or trial, i.e., the number alive and under observation (not lost to follow-up) at the beginning of each year, the number dying in each year, the number lost to follow-up each year, the conditional probability of survival for each year, and the cumulative probabilities of survival from the beginning of the study to the end of each year.
inner table the inner compact layer of the bones covering the brain.
life table any of various tables describing mortality and survival data for groups of individuals at specific times or over defined intervals; tables may summarize combined mortality experience by age over a brief period or may follow a cohort over time (cohort life table).
outer table the outer compact layer of the bones covering the brain.
tilt table a plinth, equipped with a footboard for support, to which a patient can be strapped for rotation to a nearly upright position; used in cases of spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders to enhance blood circulation to the lower limbs, improve posture, and aid in muscle training and sense of balance.
vitreous table inner table.

tilt ta·ble

a table with a top capable of being rotated on its transverse axis so that a patient lying on it can be brought into the erect position as desired; used in experimental investigation and in physical therapy.

tilt ta·ble

(tilt tābĕl)
Table with a top capable of being rotated on its transverse axis so that a patient lying on it can be brought into the erect position as desired; used in experimental investigation and in physical therapy.
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Due to the slightly high blood pressure level at tilt table test, noradrenalin levels were studied in supine and upright positions to exclude adrenergic mechanism of POTS.
The control group was moved in vertical position on the tilt table using an identical protocol except that no stepping or FES was performed.
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"The tilt table has been bought principally to deal with the military side of our business, which has been expanding," explains Andrew Beach, head of business development.
Is 4 weeks of wearing a splint with the affected ankle at plantargrade overnight as effective as standing on a tilt table with the ankle at maximum dorsiflexion for 30 min/day in preventing ankle dorsiflexion contracture and promoting the ability to stand up in patients early after stroke who were undergoing rehabilitation?
Other diagnostic tests to consider include MRI, laboratory tests, cardiovascular testing, ambulatory EKG, and tilt table testing.
A new scientific statement from the cardiology community on the evaluation of syncope could either win nods of acceptance or raise eyebrows with its support for echocardiograms and stress tests and its caution against tilt table testing.
It is usually unnecessary to use a tilt table to make this diagnosis, she said.