foreign ministers from participating countries are:
4) However, in so doing, and as a consequence of its assiduous avoidance of complex strategic challenges facing the region--including China--Taiwan tensions, North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, and territorial disputes in the East and South China seas--it could also be argued that the ARF
has unwittingly disqualified itself as the region's primary platform for security matters.
Despite its achievements, however, some weaknesses underlying the ARF
have been widely noticed.
In total, 209 patients (43%) were classified as hospitalized with CV-related ARF
, and 281 patients (57%) were classified as hospitalized with non-CV-related ARF
Fifty patients diagnosed to have ARF
as per the criteria described previously were studied and the following observations were noted.
In the final Jones criteria, it has been recommended that patients who do not fully meet the diagnostic criteria of ARF
should be treated as ARF
if another diagnosis is not considered and should be followed up with benzathine penicilin prophylaxis for 12 months.
It is worth bearing in mind that the ARF
was conceived as a process, not an institution.
The presence of underlying diabetic nephropathy may predispose to ARF
resulting from adverse effects such as sepsis hypotension or exposure to nephrotoxic agents.
Weber said that there are JAK inhibitors in use for rheumatoid arthritis and being tested against a number of other conditions, and their data suggested that these anti-inflammatory drugs may be a way to treat some patients missing both p53 and ARF
All too often, ARF
is dismissed as a talk shop that does not address regional security issues.
Last year's first ARF
Disaster Relief Exercise, held May 4-8 on the Philippine island of Luzon, was participated in by over 20 countries from the Asia-Pacific region with 12 of them contributing assets, personnel and capabilities.
In children with ARF
hyperkalemia was defined as a serum potassium >6.