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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.

ac·tive treat·ment

a therapeutic substance or course intended to ameliorate the basic disease problem, as opposed to supportive or palliative treatment. Compare: causal treatment.

Active Treatment

EBM An arm in a clinical trial in which a medication known to be effective is used, usually as a positive control, and compared to the investigational agent.
Medical history Curative treatment, see there.

ac·tive treat·ment

(aktiv trētmĕnt)
Therapeutic substance or course intended to ameliorate the basic disease problem, as opposed to supportive or palliative treatment.
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e) The control group had more significant reductions in CDAI scores than the active treatment group.
But group B (starting with active treatment) showed no significant difference between the two treatments: 1.45[+ or -]1.28 units for active treatment, as compared with 1.72[+ or -]1.37 for placebo, p = 0.6084.
He proposes that researchers design trials in which half the participants are told they are getting a placebo and half are told they're receiving the active treatment. Yet each of the two halves of the study would be split again, so half of each group would get the active drug and half the placebo.
The survey showed that sufferers who visited chest physicians were more likely to have an investigation of a tissue sample and receive active treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Perhaps the problem in treatment efficacy may rest, not in the strategies and techniques used, but in the extent and amount of active treatment provided.
A second part has been added to correspond to the Level I screening described in the State Medicaid Manual: if the care criteria are met, a supplemental checklist is completed to determine if there is evidence of possible mental illness, mental retardation, or related conditions which require further evaluation and possible active treatment. Where there is evidence of mental illness or mental retardation, a Level II assessment must be completed.
The subject of the order includes: - delivery of a new x-ray tube for shimadzu - headspeed 10f angiographic system for the needs of the second multiprofile hospital for active treatment - sofia ead, - dismantling the old defective tube and transporting it for recycling, disposal or other action at the expense of the contractor, - installation and commissioning of the new x-ray tube, - warranty maintenance of the new x-ray tube.
In addition, 32% of patients reported a marked improvement in skin texture on their active treatment side at 24 weeks, as did 14% on the control side.
A death registered in the active treatment arm was not due to the study drug.
At 4 weeks, nonsignificantly more patients in the active treatment group than in the placebo group increased the dosage of citalopram (61% vs.
Furthermore, placebo recipients who cross over to lipid-lowering therapy in the open-label phases of the studies demonstrate survival benefits as well, but never attain the protection achieved by being randomized to active treatment earlier on, according to Dr.
Active treatment consisted of capsules containing gamma tocopherol (308 mg) and DHA (800 mg).