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access

[′ak‚ses]
(civil engineering)
Freedom, ability, or the legal right to pass without obstruction from a given point on earth to some other objective, such as the sea or a public highway.
(computer science)
The reading of data from storage or the writing of data into storage.

access

(to post-compulsory education) the process of facilitating entry to formal learning for ‘non-traditional’ students (e.g. CLASS, ETHNIC GROUP, AGE GROUP and disability). Theoretically, entry may be hindered in various ways including economically, culturally and institutionally In practice, however, potential entrants may be confronted by a combination of these obstacles. Access researchers are particularly concerned with resisting and criticizing the application of‘deficit’ models to potential entrants. In attempting to explain instances of under- or non-participation such models sometimes ignore wider socio-economic and cultural factors and will look to the individual, claiming, for example, that ‘low aspirations’ are decisive and can be acted on directly See also ACCESS COURSES.

access

A means of approach, e.g., a road, street, or walk.

Access

(language)
An English-like query language used in the Pick operating system.

Access

(database, product)

access

(1) To store data on and retrieve data from a disk or other peripheral device. See access arm, access method and Microsoft Access.

(2) The entrance to the Internet or other online service or network.

(3) In computer security, the opportunity for use of a resource. See logical access and physical access.
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The company's lead development programs are focused on two areas of intense need: improving arteriovenous access procedures for hemodialysis patients, and reducing the longer-term problems that limit the success of angioplasty or stent implants for patient with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a serious condition affecting more than eight million Americans over the age of 50.
ETHICON(TM) OMNEX(TM) Surgical Sealant has proven efficacy in a broad spectrum of vascular reconstructive procedures including arteriovenous access, aortobifemoral bypass, femoral popliteal bypass, endarterectomy, abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortotomies.
Failure of the arteriovenous access is the leading cause of hospitalization among hemodialysis patients and costs around $1 Billion per year in the U.
The primary product line is the AngioJet(R) Rheolytic(TM) Thrombectomy System, which provides definitive, rapid and safe removal of blood clots (thrombus) from native coronary arteries, saphenous vein grafts, and arteriovenous access grafts.
for complex cardiovascular procedures involving aortic aneurysms, valve replacements and aortic dissections, as well as peripheral vascular procedures, such as carotid endarterectomy, and arteriovenous access.
These risks and uncertainties include that results obtained from other implants of the SynerGraft arteriovenous access device may not prove as positive as those reported, that the SynerGraft arteriovenous access device may not offer advantages over synthetic grafts, may not repair damage from needling, or remove infection from needle holes, and that patients receiving implants processed using the company's antigen reduction technology may require immunosuppressant therapy despite current indications to the contrary.