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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.

supportive treatment

See treatment.

supportive treatment

Special measures employed to supplement specific therapy.
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The death rate from parvovirus among infected puppies and dogs therefore remains very high, even though "gold standard" supportive treatment is very effective at helping patients whose owners can afford it to survive.
The role of the physician in combining life quality and supportive care in MM patients is important because effective supportive treatment results in improved quality of life.
Dialysis and supportive treatments were continued for chronic renal failure.
The aim of the present study was to determine the evidence of post-parturient disorders and backfat loss in sows during lactation in Thailand in relation to their backfat thickness before farrowing and postpartum intravenous supportive treatment.
Most people will recover from even the neuroinvasive manifestations of although symptoms may last for several weeks and those with severe cases may require hospitalization for supportive treatment.
At the 2-month follow-up, the patient was still being treated in hospital for pleural effusions by means of diuretics, thoracocentesis and supportive treatment.
Specific treatment modalities for methanol poisoning include ethanol, fomepizole and haemodialysis along with supportive treatment with folate and bicarbonate.
62, CI spans across 1) in children given prednisone for 14-28 days at presentation of HSP in comparison to those who received supportive treatment or placebo.
With the airway secured, most patients are successfully managed conservatively with observation, supportive treatment and monitoring with serial CT.
Serving all means that we must place a greater emphasis on how we serve the healthy through screening, prevention, and promotion; how we support acutely ill individuals through early diagnosis, supportive treatment, and wellness interventions; how we support community institutions--schools, hospitals, law enforcement--with cost effective supports that preserve their limited and more costly resources; and yes, how we meet the needs of those with long-term, serious mental illness.
We are treating these patients according to the international protocol to be followed in such cases as there is no specific treatment for such cases and only supportive treatment could be given," said Dr AB Dey, Professor, Department of Medicine at AIIMS.
Several drugs are effective against coccidiosis if given before symptoms appear, and less effective after a calf is already sick; supportive treatment may be necessary to save him.