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focus

  1. a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’ the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY. Contrast DIVERSIFICATION.
  2. a means of organizing production. See PRODUCT-FOCUSED LAYOUT.
  3. a means of conducting market research by the use of ‘focus groups’. See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.
  4. competing in (‘targeting’) one MARKET SEGMENT only (also known as niche targeting or marketing.) See CONCENTRATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY, DIFFERENTIATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY.

focus

a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’, the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, DIVERSIFICATION.
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However, studies in the literature have not proven whether this condition represents the visible part of a more distant disorder of brain development or an epileptogenic focus (2, 5, 8-12).
This shows that MRI has higher chances of finding epileptogenic focus as compared to EEG alone, it goes in accordance with prior study by Kuzniecky and Knowlton [20] 2002.
MRS with NAA/Cho+Cr ratio and DTI with FA values provide limited information to depict epileptogenic focus.
Functional brain connectivity from EEG in epilepsy: seizure prediction and epileptogenic focus localization," Progress in Neurobiology, vol.
Considering the possibility that non-symptomatic TLE (nsTLE) could alter the functions for musical cognition in a general way, and following lateralization of epileptogenic focus (LEF), this study was carried out with the aim of exploring the psychometric properties of the MBEA, comparing cases with the condition with a control sample.
With a new-onset seizure, the imaging priority should be focused on ruling out an acute process, rather than visualizing a subtle epileptogenic focus.
A quantitative analysis of spiking in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy by Lieb et al [1] has revealed that the epileptogenic focus (the region of the brain that triggers a seizure) generates spikes at maximum mean spiking rate and minimum coefficient of variation, and minimum variance in inter-spike intervals.
Changes in the Levels of Inhibitory and Excitatory Amino Acids in the Brain Structures of Female Rats with Cobalt Epileptogenic Focus during Different Phases of the Estrous Cycle.
Patients with refractory focal epilepsy, who are candidates for surgical resection of the epileptogenic focus, frequently benefit from SPECT and/or PET imaging.