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## Model

Any mathematical formula or other structure that economists use to explain or predict occurrences. Economists test their models with real world facts before they gain wide acceptance, but, even then, there is no guarantee that a model will always be a correct predictor. See also: Model risk.

## model

An abstraction of reality, generally referring in investments to a mathematical formula designed to determine security values. Economists also use models to project trends in economic variables such as interest rates, economic activity, and inflation rates.

## model

see ECONOMIC MODEL.
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Diagnostic yield of MPM revealed sensitivity as (23/28x100=82.1%); specificity (04/28x100)=14.3%; positive predictive value (23/47x100)=48.9%; and negative predictive value (04/09x100)=44.4% (Table 6).
In our specific case study, an independent public hospital supplies treatments to patients with MPM free of charge (ie, these treatments are recognized as essential by the Italian Ministry of Health) and the Local Health Authority then reimburses these activities according to pre-established standard fees (ie, treatments are bought on the market at a fixed price).
Breast is more superficial and particularly accessible to MPM technique.
In conclusion, we found that the MpM variants include different entities in terms of their immune contexture, and our data suggest that, as in other solid tumour, the nature of TME of MpMs might be linked to the epigenetic modifier EZH2.
In this study, we analyzed the efficiencies of analyzing serum MPF, soluble mesothelin, hyaluronan, osteopontin, and syndecan-1 levels, both individually and in combination, for distinguishing patients with MPM from those with other pleural diseases such as metastatic malignant pleural diseases (MMPDs), benign pleural diseases (BPDs), and benign asbestos pleurisy (BAP) in a research and clinical center located to an area where mesothelioma and other asbestos-related lung diseases are endemic.
The choice of surgery for MPM is controversial because data from randomized controlled trials are not available.
Subjects with asbestosis were significantly older (median age, 73 years) than the subjects in the MPM (median age, 66 years; P < 0.05) and AE (median age, 67 years; P < 0.05) groups.
4 tubes of 9 mL of patient's blood were taken, to prepare the MPM [10].
The modular MPM consists of a standardised basic machine, which can be supplemented as required by other components, allowing easy adaptation.
"MPM continues to see demand from both individual and corporate tenants outstripping supply in affordable areas such as Mussafah, which presents potentially attractive development opportunities for landowners," the report says.
MPM Technologies, Inc., subsidiary Carbon Cycle Power has signed a lease agreement with an affiliate of Spokane Valley manufacturer Wheeler Industries, Inc., to house the demonstration unit of CCP's waste-to-value solution -- a patent-pending photon-induced, electric-arc gasification technology -- that will process biomass (such as lumber mill waste and agricultural residue) and municipal solid waste for the cogeneration of heat and power.

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