absolute contraindication


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Absolute Contraindication

A reason for not performing a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure which is so compelling that performing the procedure would constitute malpractice.
Examples Exploratory surgery in a patient with terminal cancer, giving aspirin to a child with a viral infection (risk of Reye syndrome)

absolute contraindication

Decision-making A reason for not performing a particular therapeutic intervention which is so compelling or carries such a grave risk that its performance would be reasonably regarded as constituting malpractice. See Contraindication, Patient selection.

absolute contraindication

A contraindication for which a proposed treatment or intervention is impossible; an unqualified contraindication.
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Using the original ICU admission diagnosis, patients were then divided into three groups on the basis of their eligibility for treatment with drotrecogin alfa (activated); those with an absolute contraindication, those with a relative contraindication and those with no contraindication.
Figure 3 Possible Contraindications to Use of Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills Absolute Contraindications * Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorder (or history thereof);(a) * cerebrovascular accident (or history thereof); * coronary artery or ischemic heart disease (or history thereof); * known or suspected breast carcinoma (or history thereof); * known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia (or history thereof); * pregnancy; * benign or malignant liver tumor (or history thereof); * known impaired liver function at present time; (b) * previous cholestasis during pregnancy.
I'd say that severe hypertension would be an absolute contraindication; mild hypertension might be a relative contraindication to estrogen replacement therapy.
HIV infection was an absolute contraindication to organ transplantation throughout the world before the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
The GDC discussed the implication of feedback questioning the validity of "evidence of involvement of spinal nerve root caused by space-occupying lesions" being an absolute contraindication to high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) cervical manipulation.
Torg and colleagues went so far as to say that spear tackler's spine is an absolute contraindication to participation in contact/collision sports.
Acknowledged are medical and non-medical factors that may influence one's candidacy for transplant, however prisoner status is not an absolute contraindication. Although one's status as a prisoner may evoke legitimate medical concerns (i.e., infectious diseases), as well as psychosocial issues (i.e., character disorders and substance abuse problems that may compromise compliance), judgments regarding these medical and non-medical factors are the purview of individual transplant teams.
Gynecologists should use caution with depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), although there is no absolute contraindication, especially for shorter durations of use.
score of 4 (red) means there's an absolute contraindication to the method for that condition.
The new warning adds the absolute contraindication for the use of the three agents in patients with AKI and chronic, severe kidney disease.
The only absolute contraindication is allergy to paracetamol.
Contraindications include current, past or suspected breast cancer, known or suspected estrogen-dependent malignant tumours, previous idiopathic or current venous thromboembolism, known coronary heart disease, and porphyria cutanea tarda (absolute contraindication).