supportive therapy


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supportive therapy

Secondary therapy Medtalk Any therapy given in addition to a primary therapy–eg, fluids for sepsis. See Primary therapy.

Supportive therapy

Any form of treatment intended to relieve symptoms or help the patient live with them rather than attempt changes in character structure.
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Patient discussion about supportive therapy

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.

congratulations!

Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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Dogs with Malassezia otitis were successfully treated with otic drops containing Ofloxacin, Clotrimazole, Betamethasone along with supportive therapy.
Recognition of the syndrome is important because of its favourable natural history and the use of only supportive therapy.
They address neonatal hematology, bone marrow failure, disorders of erythrocyte production, hemolytic anemias, disorders of hemoglobin, the phagocyte system and disorders, the immune system and diseases, storage diseases, hemostasis, supportive therapy, hematologic manifestations of systemic diseases, the biology of cancer, cancer therapeutics, hematologic malignancy, solid tumors, and supportive care.
Evidence suggests that early detection of cases and early implementation of supportive therapy increases the chances of survival.
Patients were split into two groups and received standard low vision rehabilitation therapy, along with six one-hour sessions of either behavioural activation therapy (BA), or supportive therapy (ST), over an eight-week period.
He highlighted a study with 221 subjects aged 60 years and older with executive dysfunction who were randomized to 12 weekly sessions of problem-solving therapy or supportive therapy.
Behavioral treatment modalities include counseling for the couple (education and communication), Squeeze Technique, masturbation exercises ("start and stop"), woman-on-top technique, individual supportive therapy and relaxation therapy or hypnosis.
It included 221 subjects aged 60 years and older with executive dysfunction who were randomized to 12 weekly sessions of problem-solving therapy or supportive therapy.
Supportive therapy in the form of fluids, warmth and intravenous calcium are also required.
The outcome in pregnancy is generally good owing to the recent advances in the supportive therapy, and up to 39% will have successful pregnancies (2).
A supportive therapy with artificial tears and antibiotics is given.
The team evaluated results from 33 patients who were treated with prednisolone and chlorambucil, 37 patients with ciclosporin and 38 who were provided with supportive therapy alone.