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A transfer to another department or division without a promotion or increase in responsibility. A lateral may not come with a raise or bonus, and the term implies that it may not be desirable.
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9 kg) who was put on bed rest in the lateral decubitus position and a pelvic girdle the first 10 d after labor.
In the study, 30 men and 3 women with a mean age of 70 underwent densitometric vertebral fracture assessment with standard left lateral decubitus positioning and right lateral decubitus (reverse) positioning.
Three examples illustrate the diversity of the perinatal graves: the orientation is not homogenous and the positions are diverse: left lateral decubitus (Figure 4)--procubitus (ventral position) and contracted position (Figure 5)--dorsal decubitus in a very contracted position with the lower limbs folded towards the upper part of the body (Figure 6).
Our cases were studied in the supine position, whereas patients are usually in a lateral decubitus or sitting position for subarachnoid puncture.
2,5) It has been shown that the left lateral decubitus position in venous/right ventricular air embolism redistributes the air above the right ventricular outflow tract, relieving air lock and improving survival.
The flanged T-tube satisfactorily plugged the hole through the anterior wall of the pyloroplasty, best demonstrated in the lateral decubitus position (Figures 7 and 8).
Lateral decubitus positions are associ ated with less recumbent volume loss than are those of the supine orientation.
A 34 years old man admitted to our department with palpitations, restlessness on exertion and chest pain which was triggered on in supine and left lateral decubitus positions and disappeared by turning to the right side.
O'Driscoll recommends the lateral decubitus position, because it has similar access when compared to the prone position but also provides better access to the patient's airway.
Placement of the patient in the left lateral decubitus position with the head down
The procubitus--ventral--(Figure 3) and dorsal decubitus (Figure 4) positions are uncommon, the most usual being the lateral decubitus position either on the left or on the right side with no particular preference for one or the other (Figure 5).
The CHE patients spent a significantly shorter time during sleep in the left lateral decubitus than the right lateral decubitus position; the control subjects spent an equal amount of time in both.

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