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breakthrough

 [brāk´throo″]
1. a significant step forward in theory development or research.
2. in psychotherapy, a change in attitude or behavior following a period of little or no client insight.

break·through

(brāk'thrū),
A sudden manifestation of new insights and more constructive attitudes following a period of resistance during psychotherapy.

breakthrough

(in psychiatry) a sudden new insight into a problem and its solution after a period of little or no progress.
Infectious disease A popular term for a positive blood culture for a pathogen after adequate therapy—e.g., 72 hrs for Candida krusei post-fluconazole therapy
Psychiatry A point in any form of 'talk therapy'—e.g., psychoanalysis—in which the patient acquires a new level of insight that changes the course of future therapy
Research A popular term for a discovery which solves a major question, and launches multiple lines of scientific inquiry
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In Japan, approximately 455,800 cancer patients had breakthrough pain in 2011, but the number is expected to increase to approximately 536,700 by the end of 2021.
Clayton Christensen is focused on disruptive innovation, but his assessment of the big company's dilemma in The Innovator's Solution (2003) could as well apply to breakthrough innovation; Christensen argues that successful companies are undermined by the very practices that make them successful.
Breakthrough technologies in the production of resins, adhesives, and composites can substantially reduce costs, allow penetration into new markets, improve competitiveness, and reduce the environmental impact of wood and wood-based products.
76% of cancer patients said breakthrough pain affects their ability to perform household chores.
The most dramatic environmental performance breakthroughs will be driven by fundamental process technology changes.
With the convergence of technologies that blur the gap between traditional IT and telecommunications, it is important to have companies that understand what customers are trying to achieve from a business standpoint and can recommend and deliver end-to-end technology solutions that meet those needs," said Jeff Kaplan, CEO of Breakthrough Advisory Group.
Steve Neubert, partner and co-leader of Cambria's Consulting practice, added, "While we believe the blueprint for breakthrough performance is unique to each organization, we can group actions and competencies into seven guiding principles for breakthrough development success.
Samuel, 10% donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer Pink duffel coat, pounds 90, Laura Ashley, 10% donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Breakthrough Collaborative, a Bay Area-based national non-profit that increases educational opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students, together with its local Pittsburgh site, will receive the 2007 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education.
Nasdaq:BDSI) plans to report Phase III data in April, regarding the efficacy of BEMA Fentanyl in the treatment of breakthrough pain in cancer patients.