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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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Our case represents a third known case report of SCIC in an adult who had a favorable outcome with supportive treatment.
Supportive treatment is an essential part of the therapeutic management of myeloma patients because it is directed towards improving the patient's quality of life and also can improve survival.
If there is no response to calcium treatment, catecolamines should be given and if there is no response to high dose insulin, glucagon, lipid emulsion and mechanical supportive treatment (pacemaker, ECMO, intraaortic balloon pump) may be administered.
Earlier it was apprised the cost of supportive treatment for one child is 300,000 PKR/ year.
Dr al-Hajri said the council diagnoses H1N1 cases in its SARI (severe acute respiratory infection) programme (only acute cases) and most infections due to H1N1 are mild cases and need only mild supportive treatment.
This happens because the employee feels more inclined to reciprocate the supportive treatment by keeping their work effort high.
To minimize the incidence of the postparturient disorders in sows, data concerning the management and supportive treatment around parturition needs to be investigated.
After written informed parental consent had been obtained, patients were randomly assigned to receive either daily PS administration and supportive treatment (n = 30) or only supportive treatment (n = 31) for 5 days.
The children were randomly assigned treatment, receiving either daily administration of pelargonium (EPs[R]7630) together with supportive treatment (n = 30) or supportive treatment only (n = 31) for a period of 5 days.
The patient was hospitalized for supportive treatment, but the next day he experienced shoulder pain, increased abdominal and chest pain, worsened thrombocytopenia, hypokalemia, hyperbilirubinemia, proteinuria, hematuria, and fecal occult blood.
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.