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What is prophylaxis?

What is prophylaxis?

Prevention: Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease. ...Read more

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Prophylaxis (Definition)

Prophylaxis is a measure taken to ...Read more


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What is sbe prophylaxis?

What is sbe prophylaxis?

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 (called regurgitation) across the valve. During a dental cleaning, bacteria from the mouth may travel through the blood and seed such a valve, cause bacterial endocarditis. To prevent this, antibiotics are prescribed for these folks before cleaning. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through the bite of the female mosquito, who needs blood for her eggs. The parasite races to the liver then reemerges later. 50% of the world is at risk, & causes almost a half billion illnesses, w/ one million deaths yearly. It kills every 30 seconds. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

Parasitc infection : It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and falciparum being the major deadly of the lot. Present in large areas of the world endemically and sporadically almost anywhere in the world including a few cases in USA due to world travel. Many options to prevent and treat no vaccine. Bad disease ! ...Read more

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What is prophylactic treatment?

What is prophylactic treatment?

Prophylaxis: Prophylaxis is preventative therapy which can be from the use of antimicrobial agents, Immune Globulin or vaccines. By giving one or more of these agents, an infection can be prevented or minimized. ...Read more

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What is typhoid? What is actual treatment/medication? There doses?

Typhoid: This is an important issue. I strongly recommend that you go to a Library and find several journals or books that will tell you all you need to know about typhoid. You will quickly understand what needs to be done and you must take that information to your doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibiotic before certain medical procedures to kill bacterial that enter the bloodstream and may stick onto and infect the abnormal heart valve. ...Read more

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What is postexposure prophylaxis or pep?

What is postexposure prophylaxis or pep?

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 within 36 hours of exposure to the HIV virus through needle stick and/or body fluid or any bloody fluid, the risk of contracting the disease is dramatically decrease when haart is taken as prophilaxis ( prevention). ...Read more

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What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

Food,H2O precautions: Travelers diarrhea is due to bacteria in water, uncooked foods, salads & fruits in developing countries; avoiding these will reduce the risk. Prescription medications for short term travelers may minimize diarrhea in certain circumstances. Prescriptions for self treament are sometimes given. Always get pre-travel advise, medications and vaccines from your pcp or infectious disease md. ...Read more

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What is meningococcal?

What is meningococcal?

Meningococcal means: Related to the meningococcus, a bacterium that can cause bacterial meningitis and/or meningococcemia (a potentially very serious cause of bacteria in the blood). ...Read more

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What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

Ready made antibodies: Immunoglobulins are mainly used to replace deficiency, in other words people with weakened immune systems who don't produce enough antibodies for whatever reason. Immunoglobulins are used also for other conditions to combat some immunologic problems not otherwise helped by other treatments ...Read more

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What is a recommended dieuratic?

What is a recommended dieuratic?

No one is best: Diuretics are used to treat a variety of conditions from heart failure to kidney disease to electrolyte imbalances to hormonal problems and a host of others. The choice of diuretic depends on the disease being treated and the patient's needs and sensitivities. Some common diuretics include Furosemide and spironolactone. See your doc for more specific info. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tularemia?

What is the treatment for tularemia?

Antgibiotics: Streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, and Ciprofloxacin are antibiotics which are commonly used to treat tularemia. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mefloquine overdose?

What is the treatment for mefloquine overdose?

None... but...: Symptoms should be treated appropriately, and the patient monitored for cardiac and neuropsychiatric symptoms. ...Read more