phylaxis


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Related to phylaxis: anaphylaxis, tachyphylaxis

phy·lax·is

(fī-lak'sis),
Protection against infection.
[G. a guarding, protection]

phy·lax·is

(fī-lak'sis)
Protection against infection.
[G. a guarding, protection]

phylaxis

(fĭ-lăk′sĭs) [Gr., protection]
The active defense of the body against infection.
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The use of this vitamin for migraine pro phylaxis is also based on the hypothesis that because impaired mitochondrial metabolism may play a part in pathogenesis, increasing mitochondrial energy efficiency with supplementation might help prevent migraines.
After 14 days of pro phylaxis, of 1,000 persons for whom information was available, 797 (80%) were still taking antibiotics.
longterm editor of the Prince Hall research journal Phylaxis, frequently laments, in its pages, the absence of comprehensive state-by-state records.
This is known as anaphylactic shock (from the Greek ana, meaning "excessive," and phylaxis, meaning "protection"); it can include nausea, flushing, depressed blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, and difficult breathing, and may lead to coma and even death.
Collectively, nurses at the entry or advanced-practice level can promote a culture of change; instead of asking if patients need VTE prophylaxis, nurses can assess risk so pro phylaxis is considered for all patients (Moores, 2012).
Td use should follow existing recommendations for all other indications, which include 1) persons traveling to a country where the risk for diphtheria is high*;2) persons requiring tetanus vaccination for pro phylaxis in wound management; 3) persons who have received <3 doses of any vaccine containing Td; and 4) pregnant women who have not been vaccinated with Td during the preceding 10 years.
6 mg phylaxis in special salt) orally, daily circumstances DRUG TREATMENT SCHEDULE Atovaquone/ Daily from 1 day prior proguanil to entry until 7 days Contraindicated after leaving in pregnancy Chloroquine Weekly from 2 weeks prior to entry until 4 weeks after leaving (take on the same day of the week) Doxycycline Daily from 1 day Contraindicated prior to entry until in children <8 4 weeks after leaving years of age and pregnant women Mefloquine Weekly from 2-7 weeks before entry until 4 weeks after leaving (take on the same day of the week) Primaquine Daily from 1 day prior to entry until 7 days after leaving