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What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibio... Read More
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
SBE prophylaxis: Subacute bacterial endocarditis (sub-ah-cute back-teer-ee-al en-doe-car-dye-tis) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart and the heart valves... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Lurie
Specializes in Family Medicine
Endocarditis: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. It can occur in patients who have a very leaky valve in the heart (mitral valve) causing a back flow ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Taking to prevent: The term implies taking or being administered a medication before to prevent it from happening. For example to take a heartburn medicine to prevent it... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Prevention: Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Disease prevention: Prophylaxis is a measure taken to prevent disease / illness.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Call one's doctor: There are several medications for prevention of malaria when traveling. Some are ok for use in pregnancy, while others are not. Some stay in the body ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Prevention of hiv: One can be infected by HIV if stuck by an infected needle; however studies have shown that if highly active anti-retroviral (haart)medication is taken... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
???Indication: It would have helped to know what it was being used for ? Was it for a procedure or for surgery? Once a patient is fully ambulatory there would be no ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
This varies: The recommendations can vary with the locations to be visited (differing forms of malaria). The CDC in the US maintains a constantly updated website t... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No such thing: No known prophylaxis exists. No drugs, medications, diet, or anything else is known to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 or the chance of complicat... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Safe: it is a plain plant derived fiber not different than the fiber in vegetables but a bit more easily packaged.