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treatment

 [trēt´ment]
1. the management and care of a patient; see also care.
2. the combating of a disease or disorder; called also therapy.
Schematic of the treatment planning process using occupational therapy as an example. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.
active treatment treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empiric treatment treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
extraordinary treatment a type of treatment that is usually highly invasive and might be considered burdensome to the patient; the effort to decide what is extraordinary raises numerous ethical questions.
fever treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with hyperpyrexia caused by nonenvironmental factors. See also fever.
heat exposure treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient overcome by heat due to excessive environmental heat exposure. See also heat stroke.
hypothermia treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as rewarming and surveillance of a patient whose core body temperature is below 35°C. See also hypothermia.
Kenny treatment a treatment formerly used for poliomyelitis, consisting of wrapping of the back and limbs in hot cloths, followed, after pain has subsided, by passive exercise and instruction of the patient in exercise of the muscles. It was named for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse known for her care of polio patients during the first half of the 20th century.
neurodevelopmental treatment Bobath method.
palliative treatment supportive care.
preventive treatment prophylaxis.
t's and procedures in the omaha system, a term used at the first level of the intervention scheme defined as technical nursing activities directed toward preventing signs and symptoms, identifying risk factors and early signs and symptoms, and decreasing or alleviating signs and symptoms.
treatment and/or procedure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; action prescribed to cure, relieve, control, or prevent a client problem.
prophylactic treatment prophylaxis.
rape-trauma treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of emotional and physical support immediately following a reported rape.
rational treatment that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
refusal of treatment see under refusal.
root canal treatment root canal therapy.
specific treatment treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
substance use treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as supportive care of patient/family members with physical and psychosocial problems associated with the use of alcohol or drugs. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: alcohol withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of the patient experiencing sudden cessation of alcohol consumption. See also alcoholism.
substance use treatment: drug withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of a patient experiencing drug detoxification. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: overdose in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring, treatment, and emotional support of a patient who has ingested prescription or over-the-counter drugs beyond the therapeutic range. See also overdose.
supporting treatment (supportive treatment) supportive care.

specific treatment

See treatment.

specific treatment

Treatment directed at the cause of a disease.

treatment

management and care of a patient or the combating of disease or disorder.

active treatment
treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment
treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment
treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empirical treatment
treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment
treatment directed toward relief of untoward clinical signs, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
palliative treatment
treatment that is designed to relieve pain and distress, but does not attempt a cure.
preventive treatment, prophylactic treatment
that in which the aim is to prevent the occurrence of the disease.
rational treatment
that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
specific treatment
treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
supporting treatment
that which is mainly directed to sustaining the strength of the patient.

Patient discussion about specific treatment

Q. I started with acupuncture, but not sure of the treatment. If so, is there any specific method? Hi, I am Rohan 24 years old. For the past one year, I am suffering from tremors. I consult my physician and he prescribed some meds, I tried it but I didn’t get any result. I was scared. Just I started with acupuncture, but not sure of the treatment. If so, is there any specific method?

A. Hello Rohan,tremors are treatable; it is not an incurable disease. So don’t be scared. Tremors are often looked at as internal wind or blood deficiency. Either you will eliminate the wind or building your blood. There are different acupuncture -points and herbs that will help. I would suggest that you do acupuncture and herbal medicine to improve the ability to heal. And I don’t have any other idea about this.

Q. Are there any specific treatments for acute myeloid leukemia caused by myelofibrosis? My husband was diagnosed with these conditions. His oncologist believes his AML was caused by his myelofibrosis. (scarring of the bone marrow) This was shown on his bone marrow biopsy. Myelofibrosis is a myeloproliferative disorder. Meaning certain blood components, such as WBCs, RBCs, platelets increase significantly in the marrow.

A. Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. I'll see about inquiring his oncologists.
Lynda

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