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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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Because patients receiving observation care generally are classified as outpatients and are often ambulatory, there is a paucity of literature describing an evidence-based approach for VTE prophylaxis in this population.
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In the HAVEN 3 study in people with haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors, Hemlibra prophylaxis led to statistically significant and clinically meaningful reductions in treated bleeds compared to no prophylaxis, and compared to prior treatment with factor VIII prophylaxis in a prospective intra-patient comparison.
Johnny Mahlangu, M.B., B.Ch., from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and colleagues randomized patients with hemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors to receive a subcutaneous maintenance dose of emicizumab of 1.5 mg/kg of body weight/week (group A), 3 mg/kg every two weeks (group B), or no prophylaxis (group C) in a phase 3 multicenter trial.
Amoxicillin was the most frequently chosen (61.4%) first line antibiotic for odontogenic infections and for prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (36%), with Clindamycin as the alternative (60.2%).
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A retrospective study of 12,687 12- to 18-year-old adolescents (93% female) treated for sexual assault at 38 emergency departments showed that, overall, 44% received the recommended testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and pregnancy (range, 6%-89%), while 35% received recommended prophylaxis (range, 0-57%).
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