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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A type I lesion constitutes an absolute contraindication to participation in contact sports because of the marked alteration in spinal mechanics to potentially predispose the athlete to injury or degenerative changes.
Consequently, researchers concluded that in selected cases, PBMV under TEE guidance was safe and thrombus restricted to the LAA is not an absolute contraindication to the procedure.
19) Several of the components of the SARI score are also considered absolute contraindications for hip resurfacing by the U.
The study observed 30 patients for at least one year with relative or absolute contraindications to oral anticoagulation.
Other factors associated with cancer such as immobilization, the presence of metastases, and impaired renal function with a creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min, may increase the risk of bleeding complications but are not absolute contraindications to anticoagulation (Thromb.
Numerous authors (5-13) have examined the safety and cost-effectiveness of PDT, and a number of absolute contraindications (4) and relative contraindications (14) to PDT are recognized.
There are no absolute contraindications to the use of epinephrine in a life threatening allergic reaction.
Absolute contraindications include a single neurapraxic event with evidence of cord damage or ligamentous instability, multiple episodes, or episodes with symptoms lasting greater than 36 hours.
There are few absolute contraindications to using LARC methods, and increasing their use has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancy in the U.
According to a report developed by the UNOS Ad Hoc Donations Committee, there are three absolute contraindications to organ donation: (1) donor transmissible infectious diseases; (2) donor active, potentially transmissible malignancy; and (3) donor characteristics in which the organ is unlikely to function.