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prophylactic

adjective preservative, preventative, preventive, protective, safeguarding, salutary
Associated concepts: prophylactic rule
See also: preventive, protective, remedial, salutary
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Prophylactic platelets in dengue: survey responses highlight lack of an evidence base.
These results are consistent with the findings of several published clinical trials comparing acupuncture with prophylactic antimigraine drugs, including one in which acupuncture proved more effective than valproic acid (Minerva Anestesiol.
Prophylactic use of ephedrine administered orally thus decreases the incidence of hypotension significantly following spinal anesthesia.
In conclusion, the practice of prophylactic salpingectomy is still in its infancy.
Thus, currently, bacteriuria and UTI are observed frequently in children with myelodysplasia despite many treatment and prophylactic treatment options.
In Israel, women are getting married quickly, having their children as soon as possible and then considering whether they should have a prophylactic mastectomy.
Prophylactic antibiotics are able to not only reduce the SSI, but also decrease the incidence of drug resistance.
In contrast, 46% of patients on prophylactic agents other than aspirin were unimproved.
It was concluded that there was no statistical significance of giving prophylactic antibiotics to prevent inter-appointment flare-up.
In addition to describing how prophylactic systems work, the guide also steps users through basic tips they can follow to boost their level of protection.
In singleton pregnancies in women with no previous preterm births but a short cervix (<15 mm) diagnosed by routine ultrasonography at 20--24 weeks the risk of delivery before 34 weeks is very high and this is reduced by about 45% through the prophylactic administration of progesterone.
Prophylactic administration of paracetamol to reduce fever or febrile convulsions after vaccination in infants can result in reduced antibody responses, according to a new study.