For the 53 toxigenic strains of corynebacteria detected in England and Wales from 1993 to 2000, an estimated 2-10 secondary cases would have been prevented
if attack rates were 5% and each patient had 4 contacts.
Treating her very early prevented
the woman from having respiratory arrest," Kinsella says.
Sometimes, however, it needs to be removed or prevented
This can be prevented
by treating the mother's HIV if she needs antiretroviral treatment, which of course should be done anyway--or by using a much more difficult regimen of AZT to prevent transmission--or by adding other drugs (usually AZT plus 3TC) to suppress the virus while the nevirapine is slowly eliminated from the body.
Based on heat transfer simulations and experimental observations, it was assumed that aluminum coating radiated the significant amount of heat from the core surface, delayed the burning of the resin binders due to the less contact with air and created a "shell" around the sand core, which prevented
the fall of decomposed sand at high temperatures.
Some skin problems can be prevented
, however, by adhering to a few commonsense principles.
Therefore, corrosion around the base of a carbon steel tank can best be prevented
by removing the insulation from the bottom foot or so of the tank and applying a suitable protective coating to the bared metal.
Doctors estimate that nearly half of the amputations caused by neuropathy and poor circulation could have been prevented
by careful foot care.
5,6] It has been proposed that residual cholesteatoma can be prevented
by employing either a more diligent surgical technique or more radical procedures.
Even more provocative, two recent studies looking at the medical outcomes of people who had taken statins for heart disease found hints that the drugs may also have prevented
or delayed Alzheimer's disease.
What can be prevented
doesn't have to be treated at great expense.
By anticipating incidents and preparing ahead of time for a response, dangerous situations can be prevented