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Abbreviation for activated clotting time.
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(1) Angioplasty Compliance Trial
(2) Attacking Claudication with Ticlopidine; Arteriopathie Chronique Ticlopidine. A statistically weak clinical trial assessing the effect of ticlopidine in managing patients with intermittent claudication.
Conclusion 39 ticlopidine patients and 29 placebo patients (p = 0.04) increased their walking distance ≥ 50% above baseline.
Psychology A Controlled Effectiveness Trial—Consumer vs. Non-consumer Assertive Case Management Teams and Usual Care. A trial funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which evaluates the use of services by patients with serious and chronic mental illness, according to different types of case management.


A written ordinance or mandate by Congress, Parliament or other legislative body.
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Cardiology Two clinical trials,
1. Angioplasty Compliance Trial. See Angioplasty.
2. Attacking Claudication with Ticlopidine. See Ticlopidine Psychology ACT–A Controlled effectiveness Trial–Consumer vs Non-consumer Assertive Case Management Teams and Usual Care funded by the SAMHSA, which evaluated the use of services by Pts with serious and chronic mental illness, according to different types of case management.
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Abbreviation for activated clotting time.
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Patient discussion about ACT

Q. my friend has blood cancer ... and he acts as normal as i am , but i can't stop thinking if it is good for him because i think he's putting a fake show for us , he's friends , because he wants us to act normal around him and he doesn't want to have special treatment from us .. and i am not sure it is for his benefit .. health wise ... what do you think ?

A. there are many psychological ways to accept a disease. denial, passive aggressive mechanism, acting out, control, humor ect. everyone of them has advantages and disadvantages. they are not bad or wrong, they just are. and the people around him have to understand it. if he's starting to act weird or harmful- then i suggest professional help. but as long that it doesn't get that far- leave it be.

Q. what should i do and how should i act if my son is all depressed? how can i help him? it cause a lot of tension around the family ....

A. some things children get down about are growing pains. You are closer to your son than others and know if he needs outside help. If that is true, you can start by getting him to a medical doctor for evaluation. They are trained to recognize and treat depression. Its not so complicated these days. The other kids around him don't have to know if he is taking medication. If he gets better and he should, his friends will be happy for him and hopefully supportive. Pay attention to him and be as supportive as you can. Maybe being a friend or a buddy to him could be just the thing he really needs. Parents usually know best.

Q. how do i figure if my daughter is autistic? sometimes i get the idea that she's act a little different than the others but than again , it doesn't mean a lot .. i think my question is by what definitions and with what tools i would be able to get to a conclusion if my child deserve a special attention or it is just in my mind ....

A. first of all= how old is your daughter? when i asked a professional he said there isn't a way to know before the age of 3. but any way- there isn't a medical test (like blood test etc.) that can definitely tell that she is autistic. it is done mostly with observations, sometimes testing for other problems that comes along with autism.

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ACT UP's FDA Action Handbook also thoughtfully links particular clinical features of AIDS--such as immune compromise--to the toxic effects of early experimental therapies, keeping the material reality of the disease in the forefront of its demands.
Twenty-five affinity groups within act up designed their own signs and props, and the media committee alerted journalists all over the country.
ACT UP's act gave me a needed boost, hope in a time of desperation.
Although these statements now come with a racist vision of Africa as the dark continent, in a sense they're nothing new to ACT UP members, many of whom recall similar statements made years ago when official AIDS policy was to hammer home the message of safe sex while ignoring treatment.
On March 24, 1987, ACT UP hit the streets with a demonstration wherein approximately 250 activists sat down in the middle of traffic on Wall Street and hanged an effigy of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Frank Young in front of Trinity Church in order to "protest against drug-company profiteering from the exorbitantly priced AZT" drug.
"It was easy to organize the show," Molesworth said, since everyone "who had anything we needed gave us whatever they had." "ACT UP," she explained, "was way ahead of its time in terms of open sourcing." The work was made, imagined, and distributed collectively, without any ownership or copyright issues.
Although ACT UP was founded in 1987 with the express purpose of improving care for AIDS patients by violating the veneer of civility that was shrouding the deaths of thousands, it is not too much to claim, as the headline on one article proclaims, that the members of ACT UP are "THE AIDS SHOCK TROOPERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD" (Schoofs, 1997, p.
ACT UP's treatment demands were too narrow, he said, and he urged members to "learn the meaning and process of building coalitions" with other communities hard-hit by AIDS.
DC: In other words, Gran Fury began as an ad hoc committee of ACT UP members, then broke away from the larger organization, just as, later, members of the ACT UP Treatment and Data Committee split off from the larger group to form TAG, the Treatment Action Group, and the PWA Housing Committee evolved into Housing Works.
As a gay man living at ground zero in one of the major AIDS war zones, I find myself profoundly ambivalent about ACT UP's preoccupation with the rhetoric and visuals of activism, not because I disagree with any of the organization's views virtually every AIDS-related issue Crimp and Rolston raise has merit) but because its histrionics interfere with something I consider the sine qua non of effective propaganda: the communication of a movement's positions to the largest audience with the utmost clarity.
ACT UP's greatest strength was its primary commitment to the concerns of people with AIDS.
Jim Eigo of ACT UP says, "We've always argued against placebo control for ethical reasons, [but now] we have a practical argument -that these experiments actually impede research and testing." He tells of three major trials that have collapsed in the past few months because "people won't put their lives on the line, thus the trials cannot accrue patients and have to close." And if HIV-infected people do enter trials, he adds, "they try to protect themselves by taking every antiviral drug on the black market, so researchers are beginning to realize the data is unclean."