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CLEARANCE, com. law. The name of a certificate given by the collector of a port, in which is stated the master or commander (naming him) of a ship or vessel named and described, bound for a port, named, and having on board goods described, has entered and cleared his ship or vessel according to law.
     2. The Act of Congress of 2d March, 1790, section 93, directs, that the master of any vessel bound to a foreign place, shall deliver to the collector of the [dis ot?] from which such vessel shall be about to depart, a manifest of all the cargo on board, and the value thereof, by him subscribed, and shall swear or affirm to the truth thereof; whereupon the collector shall grant a clearance for such vessel and her cargo; but without specifying the particulars thereof in such clearance, unless required by the master so to do. And if any vessel bound to any foreign place shall depart on her voyage to such foreign place, without delivering such a manifest and obtaining a clearance, the master shall forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars for every such offence. Provided, anything to the contrary notwithstanding, the collectors and other officers of the customs shall pay due regard to the inspection laws of the states in which they respectively act, in such manner, that no vessel having on board goods liable to inspection, shall be cleared out, until the master or other person shall have produced such certificate, that all such goods have been duly inspected, as the laws of the respective states do or may require, to be produced to the collector or other officer of the customs. And provided, that receipts for the payment of all legal fees which shall have accrued on any vessel, shall, before any clearance is granted, be produced to the collector or other officer aforesaid.
     3. According to Boulay-Paty, Dr. Com. tome 2, p. 19, the clearance is imperiously demanded for the safety of the vessel; for if a vessel should be found without it at sea, it may be legally taken and brought into some port for adjudication, on a charge of piracy. Vide Ship's papers.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Also, the combined acquisitions of MegaBite and CRCL will position the group among the top three contract caterers in the Indian market.
The new labeling included the need for a dose adjustment in patients with a CrCl less than 50 mL/minute, whereas the previous labeling only required a dose adjustment for patients with a CrCl less than 10 mL/minute (FDA, 2001).
Studies have also revealed that the prediction equations overestimate or underestimate GFR in healthy renal donors, especially Cockcroft Gault's CrCl which usually over estimates creatinine clearance probably due to anthropometry28.
We were able to calculate CrCl for 79.4% of visits where creatinine concentrations were recorded in the database.
To evaluate the performance of the Bayesian estimation, the measured amikacin concentrations were compared with the predicted ones, generated on the basis of the estimates of the CrCl and that estimated by the CKD-[EPI.sub.Cys] equation.
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Table 3 shows the comparison of GFR measured by Crcl with those estimated by CG and MDRD formulae in different stages of CKD as per Crcl values.
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Patient Age/race/ Donor Induction Time to 1st PCR number sex/weight type/PRA 1st PCR (copies) (kg) (%) (days) 1 28/AA/M/95 D/16 ATG 178 42807 2 39/W/M/105 L/0 IL2-ra 90 1857 3 32/AA/M/116 D/0 ATG 85 741 4 32/AA/M/82 D/88 ATG 104 2987 Patient SCr/GFR/CrCl Dose-adjusted Peak PCR number at time of for CrCl at (copies) 1st PCR time of 1st PCR (mg/day) 1 2.2/43/53 900 42807 2 1.7/45/74 450 2257 3 1.8/53/67 450 6240 4 1.5/65/73 450 2987 ATG: antithymocyte globulin; AA: African American; CrCl: creatinine clearance (mL/min); D: deceased donor; GFR: glomerular filtration rate (mL/min/[1.73.sup.2]); IL2-ra: interleukin 2 receptor antagonist; L: living donor; M: male; PCR: polymerase chain reaction; PRA: panel reactive antibodies; SCr: serum creatinine (mg/dL); W: White.