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B

Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock descriptor specifying that issue is the Class B shares of the company.

B

1. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, a symbol on the ticker board indicating that the issue being traded is class B stock. That is, B represents common stock designated by the publicly-traded company issuing it as having fewer rights than class A stock, especially fewer voting rights.

2. A low bond rating used by the S&P and Fitch credit agencies. B-rated bonds are highly speculative and are thought to contain high risk and a relatively high chance of default. Banks are not permitted to invest in B-rated bonds. See also: Junk.

B

A low, speculative grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency. Such a rating indicates there is considerable uncertainty as to the ability to pay interest and repay principal over a long period.

b

Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate payment of a stock dividend in addition to the indicated cash dividend: 1.50b.
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The Global Soft Tissue Sarcoma market can be segmented based on Disease and Treatment Type.
The Objective of our study is to assess the local control, locoregional failure and complications following usage of interstitial HDR Brachytherapy in extremity soft tissue sarcomas.
Surgical management of soft tissue sarcomas of the hand and foot.
Pink et al., "Histological response assessment following neoadjuvant isolated limb perfusion in patients with primary, localized, high-grade soft tissue sarcoma," International Journal of Hyperthermia, vol.
Miyamoto, "Anatomical reconstruction of the patellar tendon using the fascia lata attached to the iliac bone following resection for soft tissue sarcoma: A case report," Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.
Caption: Figure 2: Photomicrograph of a soft tissue sarcoma at an injection site in a dog.
reported 8 cases during 22 years; for the last 12 years out of these 22, they have admitted more than 2500 patients with soft tissue sarcomas in one center which illustrates the real rarity of this malignancy [22].
Soft tissue sarcoma is a collective term for a diverse group of malignant tumors that occur throughout the soft tissue (fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues and blood vessels) in the body.
Liposarcoma is a malignant soft tissue sarcoma typically occurring in the thigh or retroperitoneum in an adult.
Refinement of clinicopathologic staging for localized soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity: a study of 423 adults.