Accident

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Accident

An unintended event that causes harm of any kind. An accident may be unavoidable; for example, one may hit a deer while driving a car, despite taking all appropriate precautions, simply because the deer ran in front of the car. Other accidents are the result of negligence; for example, a driver may unintentionally hit another car because he was speeding and under the influence of alcohol. The party responsible for paying damages in the event of an accident depends on a number of factors, notably which party, if any, was negligent. In some cases, one may be responsible for paying damages even if there was no negligence. Lawsuits attempting to determine responsibility are commonplace. See also: Indemnity.
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I went to get a C-reactive protein test as soon as evidence started coming in that one's level of CRP is a good indicator of a high risk for cerebral vascular accidents. The test is inexpensive, costing $10 to $20 to perform, so I can urge Post readers to ask for this blood test.
Major finding: Adjusted odds ratios for major cardiovascular events were higher in patients with HCV than without HCV, at 2.29 for acute Ml, 1.98 for cerebral vascular accident, 1.88 for coronary artery disease, and 1.08 for heart failure.
These preliminary results may shed light on the scientific debate, since they point to the need to stratify cerebral vascular accidents based on their type (Ischemic or hemorrhagic) and on their aetiopathogenesis, in order to determine the real association between lipid alterations and occurrence of these neurological events.
1957, Cerebral vascular accidents in patients over the age of 60., Scott Med J 1957;2:2
(1,3) Capillary telangiectasias are usually solitary findings, but may be multiple in Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome, ataxia-telangiectasia, and Sturge-Weber Syndrome (3) or when associated with cerebral vascular accidents (1,2) and other venous anomalies.
However, not only the potential ocular adverse events like endophthalmitis, lens damage and retinal pigment epithelial tear after intravitreal injections of bevacizumab,6,10-13 but also the possible drug-related systemic adverse events (including hypertension and cerebral vascular accidents) have been reported recently,11,13 though the rate is much lower than that associated with systemic administration.