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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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In many instances, clinicians fail to vaccinate patients due to inadequate knowledge of true contraindications or precautions to vaccination.
However, sponsors have not adhered to the new definition, which excludes hypothetical and relative contraindications, Behrman said.
Manufacturer product labeling lists a number of contraindications. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the World Health Organization have similar but generally less restrictive lists of contraindications to IUD placement (TABLE).
* Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Parts used: roots, leaves and flowers Contraindication: none known Uses: Flowers may be used for skin care and have long been made into a delightful wine.
For example, in the absence of a documented contraindication, patients exhibiting chronic atrial fibrillation (irregular beating of the superior chambers of the heart) should be treated with an anticoagulant to help to prevent stroke.
"Only two patients had documentation in their medical records that providers had considered the metformin contraindications," she said.
* The CDC should prepare educational material for household contacts of persons to be vaccinated--realizing that some of them will be unwilling to disclose contraindications such as HIV or pregnancy, and will need information on how to protect themselves.
Because the company's homeopathic medicines work without contraindications, they are perfect for people on many different drugs, Borneman points out.
As dramatic as these numbers are, they do not begin to address what many in the transplant community view as the primary cause for the decline in the number of potential cadaveric donors, donors that are ruled out due to medical contraindications. According to a report developed by the UNOS Ad Hoc Donations Committee, there are three absolute contraindications to organ donation: (1) donor transmissible infectious diseases; (2) donor active, potentially transmissible malignancy; and (3) donor characteristics in which the organ is unlikely to function.
On discussion with his infectious disease physician, there was no contraindication to treating the diarrhea.
DRN Pro is designed to detect side effects, interactions, contraindications, and allergies of more than 40,000 over-the-counter and prescription drugs in the United States.
It explains the contraindications and appropriate conditions to treat and includes the latest research in this evolving field.