conservative therapy

conservative therapy

Patient care Management of a clinical condition with the least aggressive of available therapeutic options; CT is often equated with 'medical' vs 'surgical' treatment–eg, drug, diet, and lifestyle management of severe, but asymptomatic ASHD, in contrast to management of the same condition with CABG. See Benign neglect, Palliative therapy. Cf 'Heroic' therapy, Radical surgery.
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Minimally invasive SI joint fusion is now considered the standard of care(1) for patients suffering from degenerative sacroiliitis or sacroiliac joint disruptions who fail conservative therapy, and the iFuse, with its unique triangular-shape and porous titanium plasma spray (TPS) coating, is the clear market leader.
Once the big picture is made clear to them, they often opt for more conservative therapy aimed at improving quality of life.
Some clinicians attempt to put the breaks on using antibiotics by reserving them for patients with "chronic sinusitis" (defined as at least 12 weeks of symptoms) or for those who fail conservative therapy with oral and nasal decongestants.
Although hysterectomy is considered by most to be the standard therapy for cases of placenta accreta, conservative therapy, which allows future fertility, is desirable, he said.
In patients with chronic paranasal sinusitis, improvement rates can be high following conservative therapy.
10] Conservative therapy in this study was defined as dietary modification only without metabolic evaluation or medical therapy.
Although in some situations immediate surgery may be indicated, a short course of aggressive conservative therapy is advocated initially in most cases and is estimated to result in permanent resolution of chylothorax in 50% of patients (2, 5) (see Figure 5).
Management options include surgical or conservative therapy (Dr Theo Franken, personal communication, 22 May 2009), and should be individualised after the risk evaluation of removal of the foreign body.
To care effectively for these persons, we must now learn much more - we must define who among this population will benefit most from dialysis and who will benefit most from conservative therapy," said the researchers.
Compared with conservative therapy, androgen deprivation therapy was associated with significantly lower prostate cancer-specific survival (80.
Conservative therapy with anti-acid medications and administering motility agents was unsuccessful.

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