prophylactic

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prophylactic

1. protecting from or preventing disease
2. a prophylactic drug or device, esp a condom
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Until July 2014, patients received prophylactic antibiotic therapy at the discretion of their physicians.
Although the trial did not demonstrate any advantage of prophylactic antibiotic therapy for aspiration pneumonia regarding outcome or survival at 6 months, it does demonstrate the fact that infections post- stroke are a marker of poor outcome.
Although the role of preoperative and postoperative antibiotic therapy has proven to and intra-abdominal septic complications after selected potentially contaminated operations, the role of such prolong prophylactic antibiotic therapy has not been adequately established to be beneficial in patients undergoing appendicectomies for acute non-perforated appendicitis10,11.