bedrest


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bedrest

1. A device for propping up patients in bed.
2. The confining of a patient to bed for rest.
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Considering that returning INR to therapeutic level could take more than two days, and that the patient had already spent four days on bedrest and had pulmonary problems pre- and postoperatively, the healthcare team was concerned about the deleterious effects of spending more time on bedrest.
[22.] Greenleaf JE: Physiological responses to prolonged bedrest and fluid immersion in humans.
A nurse-driven mobility protocol given to the intervention group included questioning bedrest and urinary catheter orders, ambulating patients three to four times per day, and getting all patients out of bed to the chair for meals.
A meta-analysis of bedrest versus early ambulation in the management of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or both.
Althuisius concluded that "therapeutic cerclage with bedrest reduces preterm delivery before 34 weeks and neonatal morbidity in women at high risk of preterm delivery."
Three of the four more serious complications that occurred were managed with suturing or bedrest. Only one patient required removal of the original pump and reimplantation due to infection.
Therapeutic options for premature labor include bedrest with hydration in combination with tocolytic drugs such as intravenous magnesium sulfate or [beta]-sympathomimetic agents including ritodrine and terbutaline.
A spokesman said: "Britney has been ordered bedrest as a result of the flu and severe throat infection." She is scheduled to present a gong at next week's MTV Europe Awards but aides won't confirm whether she'll be well enough to attend.
The minimally invasive technique, called kyphoplasty offers a good alternative for patients who fail to respond to the traditional approaches of bedrest, analgesics, and back braces.
Additionally, inactivity, bedrest, pain and influence of the hospital environment make accurate assessment of tone difficult.
Before controlled anticoagulation was a viable option, many health care providers were taught thrombus masses may become dislodged with activity, and mandatory bedrest was the most reasonable treatment of choice for DVT (Aschwanden et al., 2001; Trujillo-Santos et al., 2005).
Although they inevitably end up enjoying another passionate day of bedrest, there is one antidote to their love sickness.