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preventative measure

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defending against disease

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remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

capable of preventing conception or impregnation

warding off

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preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

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The group on prophylactic pharmacotherapy improved from 7.
However, with 600,000 hysterectomies and 700,000 tubal sterilizations being performed annually in the United States, prophylactic salpingectomy has been advocated as an attractive opportunity to potentially reduce ovarian cancer risk.
0% of cases (n=149) in which IV access served as prophylactic only.
In Israel, women are getting married quickly, having their children as soon as possible and then considering whether they should have a prophylactic mastectomy.
Less Frequent Prophylactic Dosing Observed with rFVIIIFc
The news struck a chord with dozens of women in the UAE and as the story broke, enquires into the genetic testing -- which is the first stage of the procedure to determine the risk of cancer and whether a prophylactic mastectomy is recommended -- flooded Dubai's Well Women clinic, according to breast consultant Dr Houriya Kazim.
Savi, a neurologist at the University of Turin (Italy), presented a retrospective analysis of 194 consecutive patients at the university's headache center who were placed on prophylactic therapy for migraine with aura.
In addition to describing how prophylactic systems work, the guide also steps users through basic tips they can follow to boost their level of protection.
In singleton pregnancies in women with no previous preterm births but a short cervix (<15 mm) diagnosed by routine ultrasonography at 20--24 weeks the risk of delivery before 34 weeks is very high and this is reduced by about 45% through the prophylactic administration of progesterone.
Prophylactic administration of paracetamol to reduce fever or febrile convulsions after vaccination in infants can result in reduced antibody responses, according to a new study.
Patients with a known BRCA1 mutation have at least a 60% risk of a contralateral breast cancer, and bilateral mastectomy is usually recommended for this group of patients if breast cancer develops prior to any ipsilateral prophylactic procedure [9].
Such is the case for prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
Accordingly, the aim of this study was to investigate whether or not prophylactic peri-operative administration of amiodarone could reduce the incidence of AF in this high-risk group undergoing CABG identified by P-SAECG.
This improved efficacy of the knee brace, particularly on a prophylactic basis, is well documented by research and very evident in the wide usage of braces among college athletes and sports programs today.
and Idera Pharmaceuticals recently announced that they have formed a broad collaboration to research, develop and commercialize Idera's Toll-like Receptor (TLR) agonists by incorporating them in therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines being developed by Merck for oncology, infectious diseases and Alzheimer's disease.