In this case, the badges aren’t even objective skills, like a software certificate.Based on what was shown in the piece you linked to, the badges are awarded for things like “resilience,” “creative problem solving,” “critical thinking,” “agent for change,” “collaboration,” and “oral communication skills.” This is cringe-inducing. They will believe you have these skills if you show accomplishments that demonstrate said skills. Simply announcing on your resume that you have good oral communication skills or collaborate well means nothing to employers.Treatment to prevent CHD events by modifying risk factors is currently based on the Framingham risk model.Risk factors not currently part of the Framingham model (i.e., non-traditional risk factors) include high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP), ankle-brachial index (ABI), leukocyte count, fasting blood glucose level, periodontal disease, carotid intima-media thickness, electron beam computed tomography, Hcy level, and lipoprotein(a) level.
For coverage criteria for PCSK9 inhibitors (alirocumab (Praluent)), see Pharmacy Clinical Policy Bulletin (PCPB) - PCSK9 Inhibitors.In another large study (Khot et al, 2003), researchers analyzed data from more than 120,000 patients enrolled in 14 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the prevalence of baseline conventional risk factors among CHD patients.Of patients with CHD, 85 % of women and 81 % of men had at least 1 conventional risk factor.: C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver.An elevated CRP level may be indicative of inflammation (nonspecific location).