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Critical care verb To intervene in a critically ill Pt in such a way as to minimize the possibility of acute decompensation of vital functions. See Scoop and run, Triage. Cf Stay and play.
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Q. Mood stabilizer Hi there, I just got know Trileptal, as a mood stabilizer. Now what I want to know is that how does a drug for epilepsy WORK to stabilize moods for someone who is bipolar?

A. Lithium - treatment alone is sometimes not enough to control the mood swings seen in people with bipolar disorder. A number of different classes of drugs including the anticonvulsants are used in addition to or sometimes instead of lithium. Trileptal has been evaluated in several studies involving a small number of patients. About 60% of patients treated with lithium alone, saw mild to moderate improvement in their symptoms when Trileptal was added. Side-effects were a big enough problem that about 25% of the people had to stop taking the Trileptal. Drowsiness was the biggest problem. Dizziness, headache, blurred vision, rash, weight gain and tingling were also reported by the patients.

Q. What age does eye sight stabilizes? I was just wondering at what age does your eye sight usually level off and stop getting worse? Any ideas much appreciated!

A. It will stabilize in a few years-age of 26-27.That is the average age people perform lasik surgery.
It is also the age the eye is fully grown.
Don't worry it will not get much worse maybe about -0,75.
Take care

Q. Can acupuncture be used to stabilize the liver and kidney. I am writing here to get some advice or suggestion. Months back my brother was diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis. Doctor says that he has water/liquid in his abdomen. Recently we took a blood test, the result states that his kidney is not functioning well. I like to help him. Can acupuncture be used to stabilize his liver and kidney? I could really do with something, even if it's just a hello…

A. The symptom of having water in abdomen is ascites. Chinese herbs are more helpful for Ascites and liver cirrhosis. Acupuncture can also be very helpful. You should seek out a qualified TCM doctor and take your brother to him. Don’t worry; herbs will help him to cure.

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Koetz, "Poly(ethyleneimine) as reducing and stabilizing agent for the formation of gold nanoparticles in w/o microemulsions," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol.
Using the generalized theorem of Hermite-Biehler [9], the stabilizing range of proportional gain [k.sub.p] for the plant with transfer function shown in (6) is given by
facility it became crystal clear we are living in the day of the stabilizing brace.
The lower course of HMA paving showed no evidence of surface stress, indicating the stabilizing was successful.
As table 2 indicates, foreign exchange reserves at the Bank of France ballooned more than tenfold from the end of 1926 to the end of 1928.(7) The monetary law of June 25, 1928, stabilizing the franc, obligated the Bank of France to buy and sell gold on demand but revoked its power to buy foreign exchange; before the de jure stabilization, the Bank purchased foreign exchange for delivery in the forward market in the second half of 1928.
Within a short period, challenging the kinetic chain with core stabilizing exercises produces rapid, remarkable adaptations.
To reduce friction, the mandrel and lower stabilizing rings have been spiral-cut to reduce the surface area of contact.
"We do see occupancy stabilizing," Callahan told the group.
Almost all wealthy industrialized nations aside from the United States had hoped the convention would commit developed countries to stabilizing their carbon dioxide emissions at 1990 levels by the century's end.
In fact, the city's residential market has shown signs of stabilizing and many neighborhoods are on the upswing.
He cautions, however, that these observations are far from proof that the worldwide population of plankton is actually stabilizing the global temperature.
"The more rigorous city designation [a City Historic District] would have a direct and stabilizing influence on the real estate market, eliminating the intense speculation that superficially inflates land values and endangers the future of smaller buildings."