absolute contraindication


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Absolute Contraindication

A reason for not performing a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure which is so compelling that performing the procedure would constitute malpractice.
Examples Exploratory surgery in a patient with terminal cancer, giving aspirin to a child with a viral infection (risk of Reye syndrome)

absolute contraindication

Decision-making A reason for not performing a particular therapeutic intervention which is so compelling or carries such a grave risk that its performance would be reasonably regarded as constituting malpractice. See Contraindication, Patient selection.

absolute contraindication

A contraindication for which a proposed treatment or intervention is impossible; an unqualified contraindication.
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This examination will assist in further determining the presence of any relative or absolute contraindications to PD, particularly abnormalities that the individual may not be aware of such as a small inguinal hernia (Khanna & Krediet, 2009; Talley & O'Connor, 2014).
A careful history and screening for absolute contraindications to OCs in addition to regular blood pressure monitoring is strongly recommended for all OC users (Figure 3).
If it's severe, then I would say that would become an absolute contraindication.
The GDC discussed the implication of feedback questioning the validity of "evidence of involvement of spinal nerve root caused by space-occupying lesions" being an absolute contraindication to high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) cervical manipulation.
Patients with a CCN episode, ligamentous instability, neurologic symptoms lasting more than 36 hours, and/or multiple episodes: absolute contraindication.
Acknowledged are medical and non-medical factors that may influence one's candidacy for transplant, however prisoner status is not an absolute contraindication.
Gynecologists should use caution with depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), although there is no absolute contraindication, especially for shorter durations of use.
score of 4 (red) means there's an absolute contraindication to the method for that condition.
The new warning adds the absolute contraindication for the use of the three agents in patients with AKI and chronic, severe kidney disease.
Again, previous neurologic or hypersensitivity reactions are an absolute contraindication.