experimental treatment

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An unproven therapy which may or may not be better than a current ‘gold standard’ therapy

experimental treatment

Internal medicine An unproven therapy which may or may not be superior to a current 'gold standard' therapy
Experimental treatment–criteria
Not generally accepted by the medical community as effective and proven
Not recognized by professional medical organizations as conforming to accepted medical practice
Not approved by the FDA or other requisite government body
Are in clinical trials or need further study
Are rarely used, novel, or unknown and lack authoritative evidence of safety and efficacy (AMN 18/9/95, p16)
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During the sermon, pastor Steve Crosthwaite, of Wythall's Hollywood Christian Life Centre - a 58-year-old place of worship that boasts of "unashamedly following Jesus" - also lamented the fact that his views were not generally accepted.
Various psychologists and councilors in the city are of the view that teenagers still feel shy to talk about their relationships with their parents and also that such relationship brewing among the youngsters in the virtual world are not generally accepted by them.
Elsewhere in Ireland, Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam said that Humanae Vitae, the encyclical condemning birth control, was generally understood but not generally accepted by the faithful.
The article also states, "CVM was not designed to value goods for which a market exists, and it is not generally accepted by the real property appraisal community as a fourth approach to value" (pp.
As Gilmore says right off the bat, "Many of the ideas presented in this book are not generally accepted, even by practitioners of natural medicine.
Professor Freeman's contention that a site in southern Alberta is a sun temple predating Stonehenge has always been the subject of controversy and not generally accepted by the archaeological community.
11) The Castillo court explained that even if the methods used to interpret the data from the underlying valid science are not generally accepted, any questions about how the expert reached his conclusion go to the weight a jury should give to the expert witness' opinion and not to whether the opinion is admissible.
One should never say never," replied Klauser, noting that while frozen vegetables were not generally accepted in Europe when he grew up, they are quite popular today.
However, in the absence of consistent and dependable saliva Pb measurements, it is not generally accepted as a reliable biomarker of Pb exposure.
Nevertheless, it is not generally accepted that this implies that 10% of the population has chronic insomnia.
The terms "limit of detection" or "detection limit" are not generally accepted, although they are used in some sectoral documents.
When you consider that strikers are not generally accepted as approaching their peak until they are around 27, then who knows where Michael will end up?