prophylactic antibiotic

pro·phy·lac·tic an·ti·bi·ot·ic

(prōfi-laktik antē-bī-otik)
Medication given to prevent an infection; may be administered before dental procedures to patients with cardiac valvular disease or implanted prostheses.
Synonym(s): antibiotic prophylaxis.
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Lower rates of infection may be due to an addition of a prophylactic antibiotic to the protocol, but this may come at a price.
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As of today, 162 contact persons stay under the supervision of physicians, they are receiving prophylactic antibiotic therapy.
Bunch wrote: "Because of her Penicillin allergy, and our routine drug for antibiotic prophylaxis section cord clamping is Cefotan, opted not to give her perioperative prophylactic antibiotic because of the Penicillin allergy.
Prophylactic antibiotic received within one hour prior to surgical incision
As discussed above, one may find that both adult patients and the parents of pediatric patients have difficulty in discontinuing the prophylactic antibiotic if they no longer fit the criteria.
There is updated material on therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use, infection control, and the relationships between oral and general health.
In our study, prophylactic antibiotic was introduced to all 34 cases, haemodynamic and laboratory parameters stayed in normal ranges.
This would leave our livestock less disease-prone and allow us to make a long overdue, sensible reduction in routine prophylactic antibiotic use.
Upon further questioning, the patient had undergone routine dental cleaning six weeks prior without receiving prophylactic antibiotic therapy.
Knowing that the concentration is low has some prognostic value, although it should not be a reason for beginning prophylactic antibiotic therapy.
Major medical advances have included the use of antiretroviral therapy to inhibit viral replication, prophylactic antibiotic therapy to guard against Pneumocystis carnii pneumonia, and immunotherapy with intravenous immunoglobin to reduce the frequency of febrile illnesses and sepsis (Rutstein et al.