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The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure.

The form, manner, and order of steps taken in conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law, which regulates how the law will be administered. Substantive Law creates and defines rights that exist under the law.


Civil Procedure.

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n. the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers, serving documents on the opposition, setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories, preparing orders, giving notice to the other parties, conduct of trials, and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.

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In conclusion, we found evidence of an abnormality of the pulmonary vein following the administration of inhaled NO and oxygen in an asymptomatic patient with asplenia, single right ventricle, TAPVC, and right lower PVO after Fontan procedure. Our findings suggest that in patients with asplenia and TAPVC, there may be a possibility of developing PVO.
A Bristol University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: "Following revision by NICOR, to correct this omission, the hospital's 30-day mortality rate for Fontan procedure, remains in the expected range."
A multicenter, randomized trial comparing heparin/warfarin and acetylsalicylic acid as primary thromboprophylaxis for 2 years after the Fontan procedure in children.
In a single-institution experience with 155 patients undergoing HTX for CHD, 43 had a previous Fontan procedure: in 39.5% they had protein-losing enteropathy, 41.8% chronic heart failure, and 9.3% acute post-Fontan failure [39].
During the intracardiac Fontan procedure, at four years of age, the IVC was connected to the RPA by an intracardiac lateral tunnel, and a 3 mm diameter fenestration was made on the lateral tunnel.
Today AFIC-NIHD is the only hospital of Pakistan where Fontan procedure is successfully and regularly done.
When Riley is between four and six, he will get a third op, a Fontan procedure to allow blood to be pumped more efficiently around his body.
The patient described in this paper, Amanda Mayer, age four, of Staten Island, N.Y., had previously undergone all three stages of the Fontan procedure at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, but developed severe complications.
By way of an example, survival rates for patients undergoing the Fontan procedure range from 98% in the immediate post operative period to 63%.
The Fontan procedure (consisting of three surgical procedures), was employed to correct the defect.
The group included 73 patients with detransposition of the great arteries (DTGA), 69 who had a Fontan procedure, and 59 with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA).
The three most common reasons for anticoagulation were prosthetic valves, Fontan procedure, and Kawasaki disease.