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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The medical guidelines provide that surgical repair of a Type I Hernia (like the decedents) is not indicated unless there is evidence of GERD and the patients symptoms are refractory to conservative therapy.
If the patient has minimal pain, conservative therapy with limited weight-bearing through the use of crutches or a walker may be considered (8,10).
Incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in patients with chronic kidney disease on conservative therapy.
Certainly, many knee arthroscopies can be avoided by better patient selection, initial conservative therapy, and clinical judgment, especially in patients over 45 years old.
Condoliase could offer a non-surgical alternative to patients for whom conservative therapy and/or corticosteroid injections have failed to provide durable relief, while maintaining the option for surgery should it later become medically necessary, said Ray Baker, MD, past president, North American Spine Society.
These burns healed with conservative therapy, but have left the children with depigmented facial scars.
AVMs too large or too numerous for successful endovascular therapy may benefit from conservative therapy, including compression stockings and topical steroids.
Solesta is indicated for the treatment of faecal incontinence in patients 18 years and older who have failed conservative therapy
She failed conservative therapy that included activity modification, physical therapy, and eccentric exercises, as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs without relief.
The purpose of this conservative therapy was built up to serve for the clinical practice.
Sacral vertebroplasty, a procedural extension of percutaneous vertebroplasty, involves the injection of bone cement into the sacrum with the aim of alleviating pain and facilitating more rapid mobilization than conservative therapy alone allows.
Conservative therapy includes weight control, pain relief medications (analgesics), anti-inflammatory medications, nutritional supplements, massage and physical therapy, low impact exercises such as walking and jogging and especially swimming.

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