antibiotic premedication

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an·ti·bi·ot·ic pre·med·i·ca·tion

(antē-bī-otik prē-medi-kāshŭn)
Antibiotic therapy given before clinical procedures that can induce transient bacteremia, which, in turn, can cause infective endocarditis or other serious infection.
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With the possibility of multisystem involvement, systemic diseases, an elevated risk of bleeding, a high risk of cardiac episodes, and possible need for antibiotic premedication, a medical consult with the primary care physician is necessary regardless of the method of dialysis.

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