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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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Kyle, "Plasma cell labeling index and ^2-microglobulin predict survival independent of thymidine kinase and C-reactive protein in multiple myeloma," Blood, vol.
Labeling index (LI) values of HeLa cell line for 24, 48 and 72 h time period were shown in Table 3.
The ratio between the labeling index of the basal and suprabasal strata remained virtually unchanged at 12 and 49 days after injection (Table 1).
The percentage of positive stained cells was recorded as Ki-67 labeling index (Ki-67 LI).
Major Finding: For women who were given medroxyprogesterone, the mean Ki-67 labeling index decreased from 51.8% to 13.1% (P = .001).
For a variety of human tumors, including bladder carcinomas, the Ki-67 labeling index has been shown to be of prognostic value for tumor recurrence and for patient survival (2-4).
Preoperative breast cancer patients who got the flaxseed muffins showed significant reductions in two indicators of tumor cell proliferation: c-erB-2 expression and Ki-67 labeling index. The antiproliferative effects were similar to what is seen with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitor therapy.
The sample was considered "block positive" if it showed continuous strong nuclear or nuclear plus cytoplasmic staining of the basal cell layer with extension upward involving at least the lower third of the epithelial thickness, (12) whereas patch stainings or focally scattered reactivity in a few cells was interpreted as "nonblock positive." The Ki-67 labeling index was scored as the percentage of positive nuclei among 400 proliferating epithelial cells in hot spots.
With a mitotic count of 16 or 17 mitoses per 10 high-power fields (HPFs) and Ki-67 labeling index of 20% (Figure 4), the diagnosis of intermediate grade (G2) NET, likely metastatic, was made.
H&E: Haematoxylin and Eosin; IHC: Immunohistochemistry; SCC: Squamous cell carcinoma; OSCC: Oral Squamous cell carcinoma; HIER: Heat Induced Epitope Retrieval; LI: Labeling Index