basal rate


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basal rate

A generic term for any baseline level of secretion or production of a particular substance.

basal rate

In patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), the amount of pain reliever that is infused independent of any demands made by the patient.

Patient care

The basal rate of drug infusion in PCA is often set at zero to ensure that all doses of pain medication are dictated by the patient's individual needs for pain control. High basal rates may occasionally result in narcotic overdose. Basal rates above zero are used under carefully controlled circumstances to facilitate rest or sleep.

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On top of your basal rate, how 'fast' your internal engine runs is based on how many calories it takes to digest and process food, undertake exercise and perform activities like fidgeting, changing posture, standing and walking around.
On top of your basal rate, how fast your internal engine runs is based on how many calories it takes to digest and process food, undertake exercise and perform activities such as fidgeting, changing posture, standing and walking around.
Applying event-driven adaptive learning, Advisor Pro refines its understanding for each individual and sends recommendations to the healthcare provider on how to optimize a patient's insulin pump settings for basal rate, carbohydrate ratio (CR) and correction factor (CF), added the company.
Basal rate of 9.01 mcg/h, flex dose 7:00 am for 2 h at 12 mcg/h and 6:00 pm for 4 h at 12 mcg/h.
Mader et al., "Variability of basal rate profiles in insulin pump therapy and association with complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus," PLoS One, vol.
"...we show that the basal rate of myofibrillar MPS in the elderly plateaus after the ingestion of 20g of whey protein, containing ~10g of EAA."
This rate of release is called basal rate. Additionally, at the consumption of a meal or a snack, you can tell the pump to deliver the amount of insulin needed to match the grams of carbohydrates that are being consumed.
Rather than a fully-closed loop system, a hybrid closed loop means the device modulates the user's basal rate through micro-boluses.
This allowed the determination of basal rate of glycolysis and glycolytic reserve capacity.
For example, the pump can have a single basal rate, or a basal rate that could be higher during the day than at night or even temporarily suspended if blood glucose levels dropped below a programmed threshold level.
But the technique has not been applied extensively to non-human primate studies.Previous researches have paid more attentionto the basal rate of metabolism and resting metabolic rates in non-human primate's metabolic researches (Schmid and Ganzhorn, 1996; Genoud et al., 1997; Genoud, 2002; KAlin et al., 2003; Power et al., 2003).
The AGP improvement (Figure 8) is deemed to result from the reduction of the basal rate between 9 p.m.