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consolidation

[kən‚säl·ə′dā·shən]
(geology)
Processes by which loose, soft, or liquid earth become coherent and firm.
Adjustment of a saturated soil in response to increased load; involves squeezing of water from the pores and a decrease in void ratio.

consolidation

1. The compaction of freshly placed concrete or mortar, usually by vibration, centrifugation, or tamping, to mold it within forms and around embedded parts and reinforcement and to eliminate voids other than entrained air. Also see compaction.
2. The process whereby soil particles are packed more closely by the application of continued pressure.
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The eventual report from National Jewish assured me that I was a delightful white male whose affect was appropriate, whose chest radiographs showed consolidative opacities, and whose inspiratory squeaks were appreciated, this latter reassuring to someone who occasionally wrote verse.
TREATMENT: Empiric therapy for community-acquired consolidative pneumonia in a school-aged child, considering that Streptococcus pneumoniae is still the most common bacterial pathogen, usually begins with a second (cefuroxime) or third (ceftriaxone or cefotaxime) generation cephalosporin to enhance activity against penicillin-nonsusceptible strains.
Fourteen patients were evaluated for response and safety and all had relapsed or refractory HL after initial therapy with the chemotherapy regimens ABVD (Adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) or BEACOPP (bleomycin, etoposide, Adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, Oncovin, procarbazine hydrochloride, prednisone) or a combination of chemotherapy with or without consolidative radiation treatment.
The yen's outperformance also continued to weigh on yen crosses, which many are taking as portending further heightened bouts of volatility in global markets, even as most equity markets have taken consolidative tone over the last day.
Long-term follow-up data estimated the three-year overall survival was 80 percent and three-year progression-free survival was 52 percent, with no patients receiving a consolidative stem cell transplant in first remission.
12) Leaving aside APL--which as previously discussed has a very different treatment from other AML subtypes--after standard induction chemotherapy, favorable-risk CBF AML would be treated with consolidative chemotherapy at the first complete remission.
Rituximab versus observation after high-dose consolidative first-line chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell transplantation in patients with poor-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Patients achieving complete or partial marker negative response (CR/PRm-) either before of after surgery were routinely offered HDCT as a consolidative option to potentially improve the chance of cure.