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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 present study was conducted to evaluate the outcome of arteriovenous access for haemodialysis created in the Department of General Surgery in Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana from the time period from 1st November 2009 to 31st October 2011.
Factors affecting the lifespan of autologous and synthetic arteriovenous access routes for haemodialysis.
Vascular access failure is a major complication in providing care to patients who require a permanent arteriovenous access and we believe Vascugel([R]) provides an unparalleled treatment solution.
Mendelssohn, I am delighted to accept the CANNT 2010 manuscript award for quality improvement project "A three-step approach to conversion of prevalent catheter dependent patients to arteriovenous access.
Pending FDA approval, the LifeStent[R] SFA product, the Flair[TM] Arteriovenous Access Stent Graft and E*Luminexx[TM] Iliac Stent will together give Bard one of the broadest product offerings for peripheral vascular stenting.
In contrast, the timing for the arteriovenous access surgery is less well defined.
The survey elicited responses regarding the following areas of infection control practice: unit design, utilization of arteriovenous access type, carriage of MRSA, VRE, HBV and HCV, tuberculosis, influenzae and pneumonoccal immunization, infection precautions for patients with selected infections, infection surveillance, antibiotic utilization, antiseptic agents, hemodialysis access management, cleaning and disinfection, water treatment and hemodialysis waste.