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prevention

 [pre-ven´shun]
the keeping of something (such as an illness or injury) from happening.
fall prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instituting special precautions with the patient at risk for injury from falling.
pressure ulcer prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of pressure ulcers for a patient at high risk for developing them.
primary prevention the first level of health care, designed to prevent the occurrence of disease and promote health.
religious addiction prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention of a self-imposed controlling religious lifestyle. See also addiction.
secondary prevention the second level of health care, based on the earliest possible identification of disease so that it can be more readily treated or managed and adverse sequelae can be prevented.
shock prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as detecting and treating a patient at risk for impending shock.
sports-injury prevention: youth in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing the risk of sport-related injury in young athletes.
substance use prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of an alcoholic or drug use lifestyle. See also substance abuse.
suicide prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing risk of self-inflicted harm with intent to end life. See also suicide.
tertiary prevention the third phase or level of health care, concerned with promotion of independent function and prevention of further disease-related deterioration.

primary prevention

avoidance of disease.

primary prevention

a program of activities directed at improving general well-being while also involving specific protection for selected diseases, such as immunization against measles.

primary prevention

Preventive medicine Any intervention which ↓ risks of a particular disease–eg, ↓ cholesterol intake to ↓ risk of ASHD, or ↓ tobacco to ↓ risk of lung CA. See Healthy lifestyle, Prevention. Cf Secondary prevention Psychiatry Measures to prevent a mental disorder–eg, nutrition, substitute parents, etc.
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In this study we specifically considered whether aspirin was indicated for primary prevention of CVD.
People ages 60 to 69 should consider aspirin for primary prevention based on individual preferences and after a conversation with a physician, the task force recommended, while stating that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against aspirin for prevention of CVD or colorectal cancer in people age 70 or older or those age 50 or younger.
It's no wonder that there's a wide variety of recommendations, since the risks and benefits of aspirin for primary prevention are actually very close," Dr.
Primary prevention encompasses the reduction or elimination of exposure to established risk factors to prevent the occurrence of disease (Tomatis et al.
The Women's Health Study, a large study of almost 40,000 women, investigated the benefits of aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and suggested that men and women may derive different benefits from aspirin use.
CDC response to Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention recommendations in "Low level lead exposure harms children: a renewed call for primary prevention.
Antithrombotic Trialists Collaboration Primary Prevention Writing Group: Baigent C, Blackwell L, Buring J, Collins R, Emberson J, Godwin J, et al.
But it now advises avoiding the use of aspirin for primary prevention of CV events unless a patient's calculated CV risk over 10 years is >10%.
A 2009 analysis of six large primary prevention trials and 16 secondary prevention trials found that aspirin for primary prevention reduced non-fatal heart attacks by one-fifth, but had little effect on stroke or fatal heart attack.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 30, 2010-Sanofi Pasteur announces start of Phase II clinical trail for primary prevention of Clostridium Difficile(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Aspirin should not be initiated routinely for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and its use should be reviewed for patients already taking aspirin, researchers have concluded.
In Britain today, only people considered at a high risk of developing heart disease are prescribed statins for primary prevention.