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du·ra·tion (D),

A continuous period of time.
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Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire
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A continuous period of time.
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Patient discussion about duration

Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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The duration of the half-long S3 vowel in the affix is considerably shorter than the half-long S2 vowel in the words tikadon and vikatoks.
[7] In their study, they found a significant decrease in NCV median, ulnar, superficial peroneal, and sural with the increase in duration of diabetes.
The aim of this study was to determine the association of proteinuria with duration of type 2 diabetes, it also aimed at relating diabetes with retinopathy.
The daily sleep duration of children in Beijing was 9.7 [+ or -] 0.7 h [Table 2].
Longer sleep duration and higher efficiency were associated with reductions in cardiometabolic risk which was based on factors such as smaller waist circumference, lower systolic blood pressure and higher high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.
Flight duration: 3 hours, C 30 minutes Price: Dh2,399 per person Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
'Our findings suggest that short or long sleep duration is independently associated with low HRQOL in adults with CKD.
There is no interaction among gender, duration of marital life and type of couples in relation to their egocentrism area of mental health.
Duration is used to provide a measure of the timing of cash flows associated with a given financial instrument (Macaulay, 1938).
The mean duration of antibiotic treatment in CRP guided group was 5.03 days versus 7.02 days in standard treatment duration group (p-value 18 hours, history of fever in pre-natal or post-natal period.
Age had a contributing effect on raising the hearing threshold, but gender and duration of diabetes did not show such an effect.
Duration and quality of the peer review process: The author's perspective.