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pro·phy·lax·is

 (prō′fə-lăk′sĭs, prŏf′ə-)
n. pl. pro·phy·lax·es (-lăk′sēz′)
Prevention of or protective treatment for disease.

[New Latin, from Greek prophulaktikos, prophylactic; see prophylactic.]

prophylaxis

(ˌprɒfɪˈlæksɪs)
n
(Medicine) the prevention of disease or control of its possible spread

pro•phy•lax•is

(ˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, ˌprɒf ə-)

n., pl. -lax•es.
1. the prevention of disease, as by protective measures.
2. prophylactic treatment.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek prophylak- (see prophylactic) + -sis -sis]

prophylaxis

protection from or prevention of disease. — prophylactic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prophylaxis - the prevention of disease
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
Translations
الوقاية

prophylaxis

[ˌprɒfɪˈlæksɪs] Nprofilaxis f

prophylaxis

nProphylaxe f

pro·phy·lax·is

n. profilaxis, medidas para prevenir enfermedades o su propagación.

prophylaxis

n profilaxis f; postexposure — profilaxis postexposición
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Administration of intrapartum penicillin G, ampicillin, or cefazolin can provide adequate intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis against neonatal early-onset GBS disease.
Therefore, following perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis, guidelines recommend postoperative antibiotics for complex appendicitis.
Before prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis, dermatologists should consider which patients benefit most from it, he added.
IDSA2), employs stringent guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment after trauma to curtail unnecessary use.
Open retropubic radical prostatectomy was performed with routine perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis with 400 mg of intravenous ciprofloxacin.
Arthur Morris, Clinical Lead NZ SSIIP, has also published an article on Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis in NZ Anaesthesia (Dec 2017), and a further article on BMI as a Key Risk Factor for Early Periprosthetic Joint Infection for the NZ Medical Association (NZMJ Sept 2017, Vol 130 No1461)
DFA-02 is a combination, broad spectrum antibacterial in situ gel which is being investigated for the prophylaxis of SSIs as an adjunct to conventional preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis.
According to the company, DFA-02 is a combination, broad spectrum antibacterial in situ gel being investigated for the prophylaxis of SSIs as an adjunct to conventional preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis. DFA-02 has been studied in several phase 1 and 2 clinical studies and has demonstrated clinical efficacy in several key segments of patients at high risk for SSIs.
- Conditions that require particular antibiotic prophylaxis practices (e.g., endocarditis prophylaxis);
British guidelines recommend no antibiotic prophylaxis against endocarditis for any dental treatment,17 while the American and Australian guidelines suggest antibiotic prophylaxis in at least seven conditions, three of which are congenital heart diseases.18
A 2010 report of practice patterns among pediatric urologists in North America showed that >90% place patients on routine antibiotic prophylaxis after single-stage hypospadias repair requiring use of a urethral stent [2].
Prescribe a one-time dose of azithromycin 500 mg intravenously, along with standard antibiotic prophylaxis, at the time of cesarean delivery to prevent postoperative infections.

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