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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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The decision to perform a biopsy is based on the clinical appreciation of a palpable mass, irrespective of the findings of imaging studies, all of which have appreciable false-negative rates.
We used a total of 2114 samples to compare the efficiency, false-negative rate, and review rate between both criteria.
a high false-negative rate, [beta] = 50%) still allows an apparently precautionary NPV (> 99.
This characteristic has been documented previously with other urease tests, in particular the CLO test, which was noted to have a false-negative rate of approximately 40% at 3 hours.
The authors evaluated the false-negative rate of sentinel node biopsy in patients who had both sentinel node biopsy and axillary node dissection regardless of the outcome of sentinel node biopsy.
The false-negative rate for the LDST has been reported to be close to zero at cutoffs above 500-550 nmol/L (18-20 [micro] g/dL) (4,5,7,15-17).
At Baylor, the accuracy rate is 90% to 100%, and the false-negative rate is quite low.
Veronesi and coworkers found the false-negative rate for sentinel lymph node biopsy was 3.
An in house validation of the ThinPrep Imaging System conducted at Yale University reported a false-negative rate "well below standard false negative rate.
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging is unreliable for staging in patients with melanoma, yielding a false-negative rate of 79% when used preoperatively to identify occult nodal metastases (Cancer 2005;104:570-9).