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[mass noun] Treatment given or action taken to prevent disease.[with modifier] ‘all patients received preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis’‘stroke prophylaxis’
preventive treatment, prevention, protectionView synonyms
- ‘Antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended for bacteremic procedures to prevent brain abscess.’
- ‘In those who are severely immunosuppressed the treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections remains important.’
- ‘Currently, there is no vaccine for the disease, and postexposure prophylaxis is not effective.’
- ‘In consequence, the author counsels vigorous treatment for psychosis and prophylaxis for those at risk of it.’
- ‘Most urologic procedures do not require preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘The patient should then see a dentist immediately for splinting and antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘Physicians who have been exposed to a person known to have pertussis need antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘Containment may not be possible without vaccination, prophylaxis or effective treatment.’
- ‘We have to distinguish between prophylaxis and prevention, and treatment.’
- ‘These surgical patients would receive our routine antibiotic prophylaxis as well as the study drug.’
- ‘For this reason antibiotic prophylaxis during labour should be started as soon as possible after risk factors have been identified.’
- ‘It was approved in 1993 for treatment and prophylaxis of infection in adults.’
- ‘Routine use of antimicrobial prophylaxis or serologic testing after a tick bite is not recommended.’
- ‘For many procedures, antibiotic prophylaxis is given during the induction of anesthesia.’
- ‘How can nurses plan for antibiotic prophylaxis, a role that is so important to patient safety?’
- ‘Penicillin is the agent of choice for intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘Should aspirin be a short term intervention after a vascular event or a long term agent for cardiovascular prophylaxis?’
- ‘They need to be backed up by drugs for prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections.’
- ‘The fourth reading of circumcision saw it as a form of medical prophylaxis.’
- ‘Medical prophylaxis is effective in up to 80% of patients with recurrent calcium stones.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from pro- ‘before’ + Greek phulaxis act of guarding.
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