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what is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
30 years experience Infectious Disease
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
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
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
36 years experience Family Medicine
Prevention: Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Disease prevention: Prophylaxis is a measure taken to prevent disease / illness.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: it is a plain plant derived fiber not different than the fiber in vegetables but a bit more easily packaged.

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