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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.


v to keep from happening or existing, especially by precautionary measures.
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For the 53 toxigenic strains of corynebacteria detected in England and Wales from 1993 to 2000, an estimated 2-10 secondary cases would have been prevented if attack rates were 5% and each patient had 4 contacts.
Treating her very early prevented the woman from having respiratory arrest," Kinsella says.
Sometimes, however, it needs to be removed or prevented.
This can be prevented by treating the mother's HIV if she needs antiretroviral treatment, which of course should be done anyway--or by using a much more difficult regimen of AZT to prevent transmission--or by adding other drugs (usually AZT plus 3TC) to suppress the virus while the nevirapine is slowly eliminated from the body.
Based on heat transfer simulations and experimental observations, it was assumed that aluminum coating radiated the significant amount of heat from the core surface, delayed the burning of the resin binders due to the less contact with air and created a "shell" around the sand core, which prevented the fall of decomposed sand at high temperatures.
Some skin problems can be prevented, however, by adhering to a few commonsense principles.
Therefore, corrosion around the base of a carbon steel tank can best be prevented by removing the insulation from the bottom foot or so of the tank and applying a suitable protective coating to the bared metal.
Doctors estimate that nearly half of the amputations caused by neuropathy and poor circulation could have been prevented by careful foot care.
5,6] It has been proposed that residual cholesteatoma can be prevented by employing either a more diligent surgical technique or more radical procedures.
Even more provocative, two recent studies looking at the medical outcomes of people who had taken statins for heart disease found hints that the drugs may also have prevented or delayed Alzheimer's disease.
What can be prevented doesn't have to be treated at great expense.
By anticipating incidents and preparing ahead of time for a response, dangerous situations can be prevented.