chemical prophylaxis

chem·i·cal pro·phy·lax·is

the administration of chemicals or drugs to members of a community to reduce the number of carriers of a disease and to prevent others contracting the disease.
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Improvement in the knowledge and health education of disease transmission among travelers, following recommendations on sanitation, food, and water hygiene, avoiding arthropod bites with physical barrier methods and insect repellents, chemical prophylaxis against malaria, and taking required vaccinations are all known to reduce the risk of travel-associated diseases.
The authors reviewed the incidence of perioperative VTE, risk factors, evidence for mechanical and chemical prophylaxis, and complications and detailed safe practice of regional anesthesia with anticoagulant prophylaxis.
The risk of VTE in patients with isolated foot and ankle conditions, even with plaster cast immobilization, and the possible benefits of mechanical and chemical prophylaxis were poorly studied (8).
Death and thromboembolic disease after THR- A series of 1162 cases with no routine chemical prophylaxis. JBJS Br.1995:77:6-10.
All acute spinal cord injured patients and patients who are undergoing rehabilitation who become critically ill may benefit from receiving chemical prophylaxis for stress ulceration.
Some feel that the ACCP is too aggressive in promoting chemical prophylaxis in light of the rarity of pulmonary embolus.
"Probably more important than any type of mechanical compression or chemical prophylaxis [in preventing bleeding and venous thromboembolic events] is our emphasis on getting patients out of bed on postoperative day zero," Dr.
The Catholic Church, upset by the films' advocacy of "chemical prophylaxis," organized a pamphlet campaign to stop the films.
Presently, there is no available commercial vaccine against heartworm infection, and the current control strategies entail chemical prophylaxis for dogs and cats or chemotherapy for dogs.
"For these patients, we extend the chemical prophylaxis to several weeks after discharge.
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