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ADEPT

Cardiology
Advanced Elements of Pacing Trial. A trial comparing dual chamber pacemakers without rate response (DDD) and dual chamber pacemakers with rate response (DDDR).
 
Conclusion
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) that aggressively modulates heart rate (e.g., with DDDR pacing) does not improve exercise capacity or quality of life compared with non-aggressive pacing (e.g., DDD). Atrial fibrillation is more common with mode switching (MS) on; hospitalisation for CHF is more common with MS off.
 
Oncology
Antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy. A treatment protocol intended to decrease therapeutic cytotoxicity of certain drugs by administering an inactive prodrug and a monoclonal antibody that carries the prodrug’s activating enzyme to the target site.
 
Psychology
Adolescent Depression Prevention and Treatment. A study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, examining the cost-effectiveness of a “service” model for treating children of depressed adults enrolled in health maintenance organisations (HMOs).

ADEPT

Psychology A study–Adolescent Depression Prevention & Treatment–funded by the Natl Inst Mental Health, examining the cost-effectiveness of a 'service' model for treating children of depressed adults enrolled in HMOs. See Depression.
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This research examines the extent to which male and female principals, vice-principals, and senior teachers in Jamaica perceive themselves in terms of their adeptness to take on innovation an integral part of their job responsibilities.
Through the success of our previous collections and the adeptness of the artisans at our workshops, we have gradually developed our technical skills to create more intricate work, and to diversify the aesthetic that characterizes the jewellery produced by our workshops.
AoThrough the success of our previous collections and the adeptness of our artisans, we have gradually developed our technical skills to create more intricate work and to diversify the aesthetic that characterizes the jewelry produced by our workshops.
At a dance earlier this month in the village of Umbria in the southern Colombian department of Putumayo, an 18-year-old former FARC conscript named Milber attributed his lack of adeptness at the cumbia to the fact that he had spent the past four years holding a gun in the jungle.
Snowy Morning showed his adeptness for these fences with a third in 2008 but he needs it soft and has to turn around a big defeat from Black Apalachi.
Hodkinson offers a careful analysis of the novel's opening sections, which once again shows his adeptness at interweaving and commenting on contemporary and historical sources.
There are also excerpts from his films -- "Spartacus," "Johnny Got His Gun" and "The Sandpiper" -- that show Trumbo's adeptness at imposing his personal convictions on his Hollywood projects.
The case studies he presents demonstrate the adeptness of local businessmen in blending western marketing strategies (for example, chain stores and mixed media advertising) with traditional management methods (for example, family businesses and native-place connections) to effectively localize foreign medicine and homogenize consumer preferences.
Whether the discipline is health care, beauty, convenience food, branding, in-store services or an ability to tailor the store and its mix to the community, the Toronto-based chain drug retailer is unsurpassed in its adeptness to conceive and implement programs.
His rise as a political force in the 1980s, however, came through his adeptness at identifying and exploiting cultural and religious divisions," a Chronicle editorial stated.
He never forgets that Connor and Grace are young teens; Connor is unsure, full of bravado, needing to believe that Grace must be alive despite the odds, while Grace is confused, missing Connor, and yet adapting to her new environs and its oddities with impressive adeptness.
The county council showed imagination and political adeptness in the way in which the building was funded and its choice of venture partners.