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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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Differences among sites in sedimentation rates and algal biomass were analyzed using a nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test (P < 0.05).
Diagnosis of focal myositis in our patient was based upon the clinical manifestation of focal inflammation of a muscle group (3), elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and exclusion of an alternative process.
As shown in Table 4, the factors associated with a risk of hospitalization in the univariate regression analysis were age, total symptom duration in years, MMRC dyspnea score, BMI, FVC, predicted percentage of FVC, [FEV.sub.1] predicted percentage of [FEV.sub.1] [FEV.sub.1]/FVC, inspiratory capacity, Pa[O.sub.2], PaC[O.sub.2], arterial oxygen saturation, C-reactive protein level, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (P < 0.05).
Hence it is concluded that during 24 hours operation 125.93 Tons of suspended sediment load was entered in the chamber and the accumulative sedimentation amount of 114.59 Tons was deposited in the single chamber contributing to an accumulative sedimentation rate of 91.00 % and it would take one and half day for inlet thickness in order to attain the threshold value (when half the chamber is filled up with sediment) when the sediment concentration at inlet is 0.1 kg/m3.
The mean erythrocyte sedimentation rate was found to be 15[+ or -]9 in the group with normal physical examination and 29[+ or -]28 in the group with enlarged lymph nodes.
Estuaries are characterized by numerous ecological stresses on potential trace-making organisms, including fluctuating salinity levels, high water turbidity, rapid sedimentation rates, and low oxygen levels in bottom and interstitial waters.
DISCUSSION: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate continues to be used as an indicator of inflammation and infection in all levels of laboratory services; despite being a non-specific test.
According to 2002 estimates, per head expenditure in developing countries is about 2-3% of the amount spent on health care in the developed countries.3 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is an inexpensive, easily available investigation paticulary in resource poor countries, where TB is common.
Results on sedimentation rate and mercury concentrations and fluxes were subsequently published (Lockhart et al., 1998).
Median, minimum and maximum values of patients Median Min-max values Duration of DM (years) 15 1-42 Time of hospitalization (days) 15.5 0-108 Cost per patient ($) 1732 10-9512 Serum level of HbA1c (%) 9.1 5.6-16.0 Serum level of hemoglobin (g/dl) 11.0 7.3-15.0 Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/h) 50 11-120 C-reactive protein 52.5 3-135
CBC, chemistry, thyroid function test, stool exam, ultrasonography, hydrogen breath test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein have all very limited accuracy in discriminating IBS from organic diseases.