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prophylactic

1. protecting from or preventing disease
2. a prophylactic drug or device, esp a condom
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the Company's investigational prophylactic vaccine for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-mediated lower respiratory tract disease in adults aged 60 years or older.
Pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies reported on Tuesday the receipt of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Breakthrough Therapy Designation for its investigational prophylactic vaccine for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-mediated lower respiratory tract disease in adults.
Among the patients who did not receive prophylactic anticoagulation within seven days after injury (46 patients in the vena cava filter group and 34 in the control group), pulmonary embolism developed in none and in five (14.7 percent) patients, respectively.
Lot 1: Servicing of the staff of RHIF-Pernik from the Occupational Health Service and Specialized Item 2: Performing: prophylactic eye examination and evaluation of the vision of RHOC-Pernik employees working with video displays, prophylactic medical examinations and research of the staff of RHIF-Pernik
Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy decreases the incidence of breast cancer by 90 percent or more in patients with BRCA mutation and is able to determine a variable gain in life expectancy compared to radiological surveillance; besides risk-reducing mastectomy allows to contain the strong anxiety and the fear of getting sick that often compromise the quality of life of BRCA mutation carriers (1-3).
Group A given prophylactic phenylephrine infusion at the rate of 0.75ug/kg/minute for 5minutes after initiation of spinal anesthesia.
Article II Section 20 of the Senate bill provides 'Information on Prophylactics.' It provides: 'Appropriate information shall be attached to or provided with every prophylactic offered for sale or given as a donation.'
A large proportion of these preventive, or prophylactic, prescriptions also were for broad-spectrum antibiotics or combinations of antibiotics, or were for prolonged periods, which can hasten the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistant infections.
Prophylactic mastectomies have become more frequent [1,2], and there are several possible reasons for this.
Clinical evidence guiding the management of thrombocytopenia with prophylactic platelet transfusion is debateable.
[1,2] The infective complications of open cholecystectomy are well known, and prophylactic antibiotics are a routine practice.
The responder rate in the prophylactic pharmacotherapy group was similar at 38%.