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.
'Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is clearly more effective when begun pre-operatively and continued through intra-operative period, with the aim of achieving therapeutic blood levels throughout the operative period.
There is yet no evidence on the outcome of acute stroke if prophylactic antibiotic therapy is given to prevent aspiration pneumonia in high risk patients although some animal studies have suggested benefits of the same.