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contraindication

[¦kän·trə‚in·də′kā·shən]
(medicine)
A symptom, indication, or condition in which a remedy or a method of treatment is inadvisable or improper.
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Significant diabetic retinopathy is an absolute contraindication for all elective refractive surgery as it can accelerate the progression of the disease with sight-threatening consequences (4,5)
Documentation of contraindications is critical as certain contraindications may resolve overtime (acute kidney injury precluding ACEi therapy for example).
The lower number of contraindications to laparoscopic hysterectomy is noteworthy, given that this approach was preferred by fewer respondents than either open or vaginal surgery.
The authors found that of the migraine patients who had a cardiovascular contraindication, 22% had received a prescription for a triptan in 2009.
FDA had hoped to make the Contraindications section more concise by narrowing the its definition.
Absence of contraindications was associated with physicians' willingness to be vaccinated (P = 0.
The American College of Cardiology has endorsed the concept that patients meeting certain criterion should be managed according to guidelines if no contraindication to the treatment exists.
The big four contraindications to exercise are injury, disease, pain and bleeding.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it was noted that 22 of 100 randomly selected patients who were receiving metformin had one or both of the contraindications.
The Centers for Disease Control have issued several contraindications for receiving the vaccine, including a wide range of skin conditions and immune disorders that resulted in 30 percent to 50 percent of those willing to be vaccinated to be screened out.
Women were eligible to participate if they had no contraindications to use of contraceptive steroids and were not recent users of hormonal implants, IUDs or injectables.
And since this vaccine contains a live virus, persons with HIV or other contraindications need to avoid close contact (especially household contact) with those who have been vaccinated recently, probably for two to three weeks.