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PREVENT

Cardiology Any of a number of clinical trials:
1. Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism.
2. Program in Ex Vivo Vein Graft Engineering via Transfection.
3. Proliferation Reduction with Vascular Energy Trial.
4. Prospective Randomized Evaluation of the Vascular Effects of Norvasc® Trial.

prevent,

v to keep from happening or existing, especially by precautionary measures.
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Knowing what to do may be the difference that prevents permanent disability.
Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia -- by implementing five steps collectively called the "Ventilator Bundle"--such as elevating the head of the hospital bed by 30 degrees--thereby dramatically reducing mortality and length of stay in the intensive care unit.
December 15, "Project Inform statement regarding the use of single-dose nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV," http://www.
OK, then, say opponents, the proposal would still prevent police from tracking the racial identities of people they arrest.
School counselors have a duty to use reasonable care to attempt to prevent a student's suicide when they are on notice of a student's suicidal intent (Eisel v.
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These personnel should examine a school's physical environment and recommend modifications to prevent or reduce violence.
Cartilage can support the placed graft and thereby aid in achieving successful tympanoplasty, and it can prevent extrusion of the prosthesis and future graft retraction.
Wolozin's study "could represent an important breakthrough in the search for a medication that could prevent or arrest the most common form of dementia," says Robert W.
Bogardus also predicts that more efforts to prevent mental deterioration in the elderly are on the way because "caregivers have begun to reconsider what older people are capable of.