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critical

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key success factors

the resources and capabilities/competencies/ skills a firm must possess to achieve some competitive ‘success’ and profitability in a market. For example, a pharmaceutical firm such as Glaxo Smith Kline must possess financial resources and skilled research staff to fund and develop expensive and innovative new drugs. However, this is not enough in itself to achieve a COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE over rival suppliers and deliver above-average profits; that is the firm must achieve greater differential competitive advantage by having superior resources and capabilities (technical, but crucially also managerial expertise) such as to create more value than its competitors. See VALUE CREATED MODEL, VALUE ADDED ANALYSIS, RESOURCE BASED THEORY OF THE FIRM, DISTINCTIVE COMPETENCIES.
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According to the company, Ulimorelin, which is a macrocyclic agonist of the hormone ghrelin, is under clinical development as LP101 for the treatment of EFI as well as for other disorders affecting critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
While certain glucose meters may be acceptable for self-monitoring, when applied to a critically ill patient population the total error compounded by interference influences can greatly exceed 20 percent, resulting in adverse patient outcomes.
Conclusions: Noninvasiv hemoglobin measurements is a promising technologic system for monitoring of hemoglobin levels in critically ill children.
05 a-error, assuming incidence of adrenal insufficiency among critically ill and non-critically ill patients to be 25% and 1% respectively.
Users of BGMS with manufacturer instructions that do not provide for use with critically ill hospital patients would be subject to the high complexity testing requirements under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) if such systems were to be used in the critically ill hospital population.
clinical studies to define CoQ10 insufficiency and evaluate the safety and efficacy of CoQ10 supplementation in critically ill patients.
The first article describes some of the key fluid shifts that routinely occur in critically ill patients (2), while the second (3) highlights that we can now measure cardiac output in a relatively easy, noninvasive fashion.
Blood sampling suggested that the 75 mg twice daily dosage of Tamiflu was well absorbed in critically ill patients with respiratory failure.
In the largest of the studies, scientists in Canada monitored 168 patients deemed critically ill with H1N1 flu.
All of the bird species targeted in the initiative are on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Species, an international registry of critically endangered plants and wildlife.
Given their special role, most governments need to ensure that their military institutions are ready to defend the country and such readiness depends critically on comprehensive education.
Each year, Starlight serves over 250,000 critically, chronically, and terminally ill children throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.