nontreatment

nontreatment

(ˌnɒnˈtriːtmənt)
n
(Medicine) the absence of treatment
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This is, after all, the habitual way in which nontreatment decisions are discussed.
[8.] The strongest case for such a claim might be Tay-Sachs disease, but that disease would also present a strong case for nontreatment early in the onset of the disease, so that any harm to the child from mere existence could be mitigated.
First, the currently preferred model was developed by competent persons, understandably preoccupied by the threats that unwanted future treatment or nontreatment pose to their interests as presently conceived.
The failure to undertake this task leaves incompetent patients vulnerable to treatment and nontreatment decisions that public reflection might deem inappropriate.
Further, in practice, the Task Force's framework would give powerful impetus for the amputation to take place, since it is always "easier" to treat in a life-threatening situation than to withhold treatment, and the requirement that nontreatment undergo ethics committee review would be unlikely to cause a stampede to this option.
Starting with a particular condition (such as appendicitis), the commission derived a measure of the net improvement in outcome that could be expected from a particular treatment (such as appendectomy) compared with nontreatment; the measurement of outcome included numerical values (derived from the public opinion sampling) for the various aspects of the potential outcome, from death to full recovery with no limitations in mobility, physical or social activity, and so forth.
After adjusting for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other factors, the researchers determined that CPAP therapy was associated with a 62 percent reduced risk of death from all causes, with the difference in mortality between treatment and nontreatment appearing six to seven years after starting CPAP therapy (JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &?
Ultimately, 96% of patients observed started treatment with propranolol; of the remaining 4% who did not, the authors cited parental preference and lack of follow-up as the primary reasons for nontreatment.
For example, it can be added to the nontreatment days of 5FU or postoperatively prescribed following laser or excisional procedures.
The purpose of this article is to synthesize what is currently known about the treatment and nontreatment factors that are associated with substance use treatment retention for pregnant women, and based on the review, to examine implications for practitioners and researchers.
We included a nontreatment control and an alcohol neutralization control in each experiment.
Frequency and percentages were calculated for categorical variables like gender and common factors responsible for nontreatment of partial edentulism (Socio-Economic Status, Knowledge about Dental Service and treatment).