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treatment

 [trēt´ment]
1. the management and care of a patient; see also care.
2. the combating of a disease or disorder; called also therapy.
Schematic of the treatment planning process using occupational therapy as an example. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.
active treatment treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empiric treatment treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
extraordinary treatment a type of treatment that is usually highly invasive and might be considered burdensome to the patient; the effort to decide what is extraordinary raises numerous ethical questions.
fever treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with hyperpyrexia caused by nonenvironmental factors. See also fever.
heat exposure treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient overcome by heat due to excessive environmental heat exposure. See also heat stroke.
hypothermia treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as rewarming and surveillance of a patient whose core body temperature is below 35°C. See also hypothermia.
Kenny treatment a treatment formerly used for poliomyelitis, consisting of wrapping of the back and limbs in hot cloths, followed, after pain has subsided, by passive exercise and instruction of the patient in exercise of the muscles. It was named for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse known for her care of polio patients during the first half of the 20th century.
neurodevelopmental treatment Bobath method.
palliative treatment supportive care.
preventive treatment prophylaxis.
t's and procedures in the omaha system, a term used at the first level of the intervention scheme defined as technical nursing activities directed toward preventing signs and symptoms, identifying risk factors and early signs and symptoms, and decreasing or alleviating signs and symptoms.
treatment and/or procedure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; action prescribed to cure, relieve, control, or prevent a client problem.
prophylactic treatment prophylaxis.
rape-trauma treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of emotional and physical support immediately following a reported rape.
rational treatment that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
refusal of treatment see under refusal.
root canal treatment root canal therapy.
specific treatment treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
substance use treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as supportive care of patient/family members with physical and psychosocial problems associated with the use of alcohol or drugs. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: alcohol withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of the patient experiencing sudden cessation of alcohol consumption. See also alcoholism.
substance use treatment: drug withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of a patient experiencing drug detoxification. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: overdose in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring, treatment, and emotional support of a patient who has ingested prescription or over-the-counter drugs beyond the therapeutic range. See also overdose.
supporting treatment (supportive treatment) supportive care.

pro·phy·lac·tic treat·ment

the institution of measures designed to protect a person from an attack of a disease to which the person has been or is liable to be exposed.

prophylactic treatment

pro·phy·lac·tic treat·ment

(prō'fi-lak'tik trēt'mĕnt)
The institution of measures designed to protect a person from an attack of a disease to which he or she has been, or is liable to be, exposed.
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Chana, Botulinum toxin type A in prophylactic treatment of migraine headaches: a preliminary study.
In prophylactic treatment, lithium is administered after a manic or depressive episode to prevent or dampen future attacks.
RUCONEST is being investigated in a Phase II randomized, double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial for prophylactic treatment of HAE and other indications.
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This non-pharmacological approach may therefore be an option for the prophylactic treatment of migraine in patients who do not benefit from or do not want daily medication," she added.
Cohen, et al, the researchers determined that in only 40 percent of medical patients who were at risk for VTE and only 60 percent of surgical patients at risk for VTE received prophylactic treatment with Heparin or a low molecular weight Heparin (LMWH) injection.
NEW YORK--Cancer patients with certain tumor types face a high risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism, and may benefit from an extended course of intensive prophylactic treatment with a low-molecular-weight heparin.
They go into some detail about steps health care providers should take to address the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including encouraging individuals to accept prophylactic treatment when appropriate.
You also need educated providers, evidence-based screening tools, and proven prophylactic treatment.
In addition, the intensity and duration of menstrual migraines can be mitigated in some women through prophylactic treatment with frovatriptan (Frova), according to the results of a second study.
Prophylactic treatment for deer tick bites might also be worth considering in areas where Lyme disease is endemic, such as Westchester County, N.
Prophylactic treatment after ventilation tube insertion: Comparison of various methods.