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adjective Pertaining to a Pt management philosophy in which only the Sx of a particular condition are treated; supportive measures are often taken when no specific and/or effective therapy is available or accessible–eg, viral meningitis, or exotic infections
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Patient discussion about supportive

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.


Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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Developing a renal supportive care team from the voices of patients, families and palliative care staff.
In February 2004 five stories were covered four Non- Supportive and one Supportive.8 The Daily Dawn published a double-column supportive story dated February 27 Action against girls' killers demanded" which reported that around 100 women rights activists staged a protest demonstration at Aabpara Chowk Islamabad to condemn the kidnapping and murder of two minor girls in Karachi a few days ago.9
Also, participants who received prolonged exposure demonstrated greater improvement in depressive symptoms and functioning than those who received supportive counseling.
* Integrating supportive housing for people with disabilities into larger, multifamily, affordable, rental housing developments
Mashaal praised Yemen's supportive positions to the Palestinian issue and the right of Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights and end the siege imposed on Gaza Strip.
Although the pertinent statutory lingo in question deals with the existence and consequence of a "supportive relationship," the provision is generally referred to as the cohabitation statute.
Executive Director Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Since its lowly beginning, however, supportive psychotherapy has been proven highly effective, and clinicians have developed operating principles that distinguish it from expressive psychotherapy (Table 1, page 31).
The purpose of this analysis was to compare cost-effectiveness of cetuximab/irinotecan versus the active/best supportive care (ASC/BSC), where ASC is defined as the best care available and may include chemotherapy, and the BSC includes different types of supportive interventions but excludes chemotherapy.
Kenyon said: "The board are fully supportive of Jose.
If students can learn and practice these skills in a caring, supportive, encouraging environment where mistakes are part of the process and even small improvement are noticed, their confidence in their abilities will increase.

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