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.
9 31 >30 17 Missing 15 Comorbidity Variables History of cancer 1 History of dementia 5 History of diabetes 33 Chronic obstructive 24 pulmonary disease (COPD) History of congestive heart 22 History of myocardial 29 infarction (MI) Cerebral vascular accident 13 Peripheral vascular disease 11 Prior bypass surgery 11 Prior angioplasty 5 Severity Variables Shock 3 Ejection fraction < 35% 15 > = 35% 51 Not tested 32 Missing 2 Persistent chest pain 24 Mobility Independent 83 Walks with help 14 Unable to walk 2 Not 1 Respiratory rate <20 25 (breaths/minute) > = 20 74 Missing 1 Mean arterial pressure <2.
5 mg/dL, a history of hypertension, or death caused by a cerebral vascular accident.
Occasionally, she attends to adult clients with communication or swallowing difficulties caused by cerebral vascular accidents, stroke or traumatic brain injuries.