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An absorbent article having a front waist region, a back waist region opposed to the front waist region and a crotch region located between the front waist region and the back waist region, a pair of longitudinal edges and a pair of end edges, the absorbent article comprising: a topsheet; a backsheet attached to the topsheet; and a fastening system including at least one fastening device configured to connect a first article location to a second article location, the fastening device including a variable stiffness member having an original stiffness before experiencing a predetermined stimulus and a permanently reduced stiffness after experiencing the predetermined stimulus, wherein the reduced stiffness is at least 10% less than the original stiffness.
Morning stiffness greater than 1 hour in duration has been reported to occur in 24% of patients with long-standing RA (11 years' disease duration) and in 49% with early RA (less than 2 years' disease duration).
Pooled analysis of the data revealed a significant reduction in arterial stiffness associated with supplementation in comparison with a placebo or no treatment.
Stiff tissue found during routine physical exams can be an early indication of disease and a gradual change in liver tissue stiffness can indicate the progression of liver fibrosis.
It boasts an "unmatched" balance of transparency, stiffness, and impact strength.
Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Arterial Stiffness Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Arterial Stiffness clinical trial scenario.
People with beta-amyloid plaques were more likely to have high systolic blood pressure, higher average blood pressure and higher arterial stiffness as measured with the brachial-ankle method.
The purpose of this project was to model the effects of hip joint stiffness in the sagittal plane on RGO-assisted gait using the LLPS with nondisabled subjects.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers concluded that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
The result is said to be a faster boat as a direct consequence of reduced weight and increased stiffness.
To cope with this problem, the safe joint mechanism (SJM) and safe link mechanism (SLM) combing passive mechanisms with slider structures, linear springs, and transmission shafts to achieve nonlinear characteristics to vary mechanical stiffness as proposed [11-14].
RA patients agree better management of joint morning stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis would help get them back to work