supportive therapy

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supportive therapy

Secondary therapy Medtalk Any therapy given in addition to a primary therapy–eg, fluids for sepsis. See Primary therapy.

Supportive therapy

Any form of treatment intended to relieve symptoms or help the patient live with them rather than attempt changes in character structure.
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Patient discussion about supportive therapy

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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Recognition of the syndrome is important because of its favourable natural history and the use of only supportive therapy.
Facilities for isolation and supportive therapy need to be properly equipped and adequately staffed.
The supportive therapy involved counselling and discussion about the patient's vision loss and served as a control.
At week 9 they had a response rate of 47%, compared with 29% in the supportive therapy group.
The team evaluated results from 33 patients who were treated with prednisolone and chlorambucil, 37 patients with ciclosporin and 38 who were provided with supportive therapy alone.
This book begins with the first 5 chapters covering basic avian anatomy, examination and clinical techniques, diagnostic tests, and supportive therapy.
While supportive therapy and parent skills-training are often helpful, sometimes the most appropriate intervention is financial aid and concrete services.
Treatment is most successful if started early in the condition requiring aggressive antibiotic treatment and supportive therapy.
Iscador[R] (ISC) P, Qut and M (host trees pinus pine, quercus oak, malus apple tree) as a supportive therapy in patients with primary malignant melanoma (UICC II-III), breast (UICC I-III), colorectal (UICC I-III) or pancreatic cancer (UICC I-IV).
Addressing a seminar organized by Dow University of Health Sciences they said non-availability of vaccine to prevent or treat Dengue Fever leaves Supportive Therapy as the only choice for the patients.
All members of the comparison group were treated with supportive therapy, which consisted of the intravenous administration of physiologic water and electrolytes and maintenance of the acid-base balance.
The text's 37 chapters are organized into sections on history, neonatal hematology, bone marrow failure, disorders of erythrocyte production, hemolytic anemias, disorders of hemoglobin, the phagocyte system, the immune system, storage diseases, hemostasis, supportive therapy, and hematologic manifestations of systemic diseases.