If you are currently on warfarin your doctor may request for a PT/INT test or you may see one of your relatives getting done a PT/INR test. But what is it? You may wonder. Warfarin is an anticoagulant mainly given to patients who at increased risk of the development of intravascular blood clots. For this discussion we will restrict our patient category to patients with prosthetic heart valves. Patient with prosthetic heart valves at increased risk of development of blood clots. These clots can cause various catastrophic events. E.g.: strokes, Myocardial infarctions, Peripheral vascular disease and etc. To reduce this an anticoagulant is given. But this has side effects. Major side effect of our interest is excessive bleeding. To balance this risk and benefit anticoaguability of the warfarin PT/INT test is used. Actually the PT part is the test. PT is the abbreviation for prothrombin time. INR means international normalized ratio. Due to diversity of the chemical manufacturers different laboratories get different result for the PT test. But the manufacturer of that particular chemical compound gives the data to convert it to the universally accepted INR. This value doesn’t change from the laboratory. So is a single patient’s blood checked by two laboratories the INR test value should be equal.
Hello friends this is my first blog post I'm writing using my new speech recognition software. As you can remember in my previous blog post I told you about my new network associated storage. After using it for about two months now I'm really happy with it. It is reliable and durable. I never expected that much of reliability and durability from a product for $40. I mostly use this device to download various stuff. And it does that quite happy. Download speed the same as I'm using my computer. The only problem is when I'm near the end of the download 99% the download speed is reduced to about 5 kB per second but even with the computer I can't achieve speeds very higher than that. So I think that must be normal. For your benefit I've even mentioned the name of the eBay seller from home I bought my network associated storage. His name is Kitty-Wun. Model is NS-330U. But make sure you're capable of installing snake operating system in that device. If not ask the seller to install it for you. Mind you, when you are installing snake OS you can brick the device. Later I will add some photographs of my NAS.
That's about my NAS. Now about my speech recognition software. It is Dragon NaturallySpeaking preferred 10. I have previously used Microsoft speech recognition. After that I was really disappointed about speech recognition software. But in my office I had a chance to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It is amazing even though I'm not a native English speaker I have very different accent the software doesn't make mistakes. I am not using a microphone specially designed for speech recognition; I'm using my onboard sound card. Even with that I have achieved around 90% accuracy. If I upgrade my microphone and sound card I should be able to achieve almost hundred percent accuracy.