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NNI

NNI

(1) (Network-to-Network Interface) In ATM networking, the interface between two ATM devices (typically ATM switches). In frame relay networking, the interface between two separate frame relay networks. Contrast with UNI.

(2) (National Nanotechnology Initiative) A U.S. government program designed to accelerate R&D in the nanotechnology field. It was announced in 1999 by President Clinton. The government's NNI budget request for FY 2008 was USD $1.5 billion. For more information, visit www.nano.gov. See nanotechnology.
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The ASA score was evaluated as both a 5-level ordinal variable, with values of 1,2,3,4, and 5, and as a dichotomous variable (ASA [is greater than or equal to] 3 and ASA [is less than] 3, corresponding to the NNIS scoring system).
An NNIS risk index score was calculated for each patient by assigning one point each for a contaminated wound, an ASA score [is greater than or equal to] 3, and surgical procedures lasting longer than the NNIS-derived 75th percentile for the duration of the procedure (23).
Two variant scores were also computed; in one of these, a chronic disease score [is greater than or equal to] 5,000 was substituted for ASA score [is greater than or equal to] 3, and in the other, a point was added to the NNIS score for a chronic disease score [is greater than or equal to] 5,000.
Other recognized risk factors, such as procedure type and NNIS wound class, were not significantly associated with infection because of the matching procedure that was used to select uninfected controls.