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1. In technical analysis, a situation in which the supply and demand for a security are largely the same. A line means that the security is unlikely to see any rapid fluctuation in price. It is called a line because, when plotted on a graph, it looks like a roughly horizontal line. Technical analysts look for signals that a line is ready to break one way or another before recommending that investors take a position on a security.

2. Informal; workers in a large, industrial company. They are called the line because, historically, they assembled the parts of a product while literally standing next to each other in a long line, also called an assembly line.


In technical analysis, a horizontal pattern on a price chart indicating a period during which supply and demand for a security are relatively equal. Technical analysts generally look for the price to break away from the line, at which time they are likely to take a position in the direction of the movement. See also making a line.
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Only gram-positive cultures should be considered, however, since studies show that gram-negative cultures obtained through arterial lines not confirmed by venipuncture may reflect true bacteremia.
Across the 72-h period of study, the number of patients, their medical conditions, the instrument operators, and the arterial line infusates all differed.
They also noted that patients in the ICU with arterial lines had more blood drawn more often.
Routine monitoring was instituted and an arterial line was inserted.
Employing a unique, patented design, the LVM monitor allows for frequent monitoring of blood gases, electrolytes and hematocrit by pulling a small amount of blood out of the infant's existing arterial line into a special sensor.
Additionally, it should be pointed out that the Vasotrac correlation in this study was closer than most studies using a cuff to arterial line comparison, even in less severe patients.
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of CombiSet True Flow Series([TM])Hemodialysis Blood Tubing Set with Priming Set and Transducer Protectors (Part Numbers 03-2695-9 and 03-2795-7) for use with the Blood Volume Monitor (BVM), due to reports of arterial line kinks.
With institutional approval, blood samples were withdrawn from an indwelling arterial line.
The T-Line provides continuous, real-time data and has clinically equivalent accuracy to that of the arterial line (A-line).
Arterial line draws demonstrated shorter TATs than direct arterial puncture specimens.
Understand how new reimbursement cuts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for hospital-acquired arterial line infections and patient deterioration will support the market for less invasive monitoring technology as well as multiparameter monitors in medical-surgical units through 2013.
Two large-bore intravenous lines and an arterial line were placed.