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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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Currently, the Ki-67 tumor proliferative index is also widely used for tumor grading.
Finally, there was no correlation between Ki67 proliferative index with response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy and prognosis.
The proliferative index for doxorubicin group from MCF-7/DOX xenograft (0.69 [+ or -] 0.09, Fig.
Regarding the proliferative index of lymphocytes, our results demonstrated that participation in very intense exercise protocols, an Olympic triathlon (swimming for 1.5 km, cycling for 40 km, and running for 10 km) [49, 50] or a simulated cycling competition (6 sets of 20 minutes at 90% of the individual's anaerobic threshold) [51] reduced the proliferative indices of T and B lymphocytes and plasma glutamine levels.
Ki67 was positive, showing high proliferative index. A series of eight cases of primary ovarian NHL reported three of them to be diffuse large B-cell lymphoma positive for CD20 and BCL-6.2 The use of chemotherapy is based on the principle that ovarian lymphoma must be considered a localised manifestation of the systemic disease.
There is a significant relationship between malignancy and the Ki-67 proliferative index, with greater than 2.5% likely indicating malignancy (van der Harst 2000).
Prognostic impact of CD15 expression and proliferative index in the outcome of children with classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
Results from the other worker (T2) showed significant lymphocyte reactivity (3H-Thymidin counts >700 counts per minute, which corresponds to a proliferative index of 6, p>0.01), but a low IgG titer (Figure 2), which reflects reciprocal T- and B-cell responses.
Regarding the neoplastic potential of NMCs, Mitchell et al reported that they had found proliferative index marker Ki-67 activity in an NMC lesion, and they suggested that it is a slow-growing neoplasm.
Moreover, tumor size and proliferative index were associated with the presence of mammaglobin, CK19, or both RNAs in plasma (8).
N-acetylcysteine suppression of the proliferative index in the colon of patients with previous adenomatous colonic polyp.
Comparison of methods for proliferative index analysis for grading pancreatic well- differentiated neuroendocrine tumors.

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