iatrogeny


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iatrogeny

(ˌaɪætˈrɒdʒənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Medicine) med a disease caused by medical intervention or treatment
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These types of fistulas can be either congenital or secondary (consequences of iatrogeny, posttraumatic, infectious).
1) Iatrogeny produced by either an inadvertent or erroneous treatment, or may be a result of either acts of commission or act of omission by the therapist.
Some illustrations include: 1) survival rates of very low birth weight babies, 2) significant life expectancies for diseases previously viewed as fatal in childhood, such as cystic fibrosis or HIV, 3) improved survival rates for children experiencing major trauma, and 4) greater iatrogeny associated with more intensive therapies.