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adjunct

 [ad´junkt]
an accessory or auxiliary agent or measure.

adjunct

[ad′jungkt]
Etymology: L, adjungere, to join
(in health care) an additional substance, treatment, or procedure used for increasing the efficacy or safety of the primary substance, treatment, or procedure or for facilitating its performance. adjunctive, adj.

adjunct

A thing joined or added to another thing, which is not an essential part thereof—e.g., radiation therapy is an important adjunct to surgery and may represent appropriate adjuvant therapy.

adjunct

Medtalk A thing joined or added to another thing but which is not an essential part thereof–eg, RT is an important adjunct to surgery and may represent appropriate adjuvant therapy

adjunct (aj´ungkt),

n a drug or other substance that serves a supplemental purpose in therapy.
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14) Patients in the adjunctive therapy study were randomized to flexibly dosed LATUDA 20-120 mg/day plus lithium or valproate (N=183) or placebo plus lithium or valproate (N=165).
At the time of diagnosis, discussions had been undertaken with each patient's parents about the chronic nature of the disease and the possible benefits and risks of cidofovir and MMR as adjunctive treatments.
As shown in Figure 2, five of the included studies with a pooled sample of 341 individuals compared changes in weight among adult patients with schizophrenia being treated with clozapine who were and were not treated with adjunctive metformin.
Conclusion: The collective evidence regarding adjunctive use of the DL with SRP indicates that the combined treatment provides an effect comparable to that of SRP alone.
Nierenberg reported the "unexpected" result that, at 6 months, about a quarter of each group was observed to be doing well without any adjunctive personalized treatments (23.
They concluded that in HIV-exposed infants with clinical PCP, adjunctive corticosteroid therapy does not appear to add benefit regarding time to recovery or oxygen independency, but early administration may improve survival.
With these experiences and concerns about the growing problem of bacterial resistance, we suggest that incision and drainage, with or without adjunctive antimicrobial therapy, are adequate to treat noninvasive CA-MRSA SSTIs in immunocompetent children and that oxacillin or first-generation cephalosporins are still effective and sufficient under such conditions.
Although dexamethasone often is used as an adjunctive treatment for children with bacterial meningitis, its efficacy has never been proven.
Multicenter evaluation of adjunctive tetracycline fiber therapy used in conjunction with scaling and root planing in maintenance patients: Clinical results.
This letter concerns recommendations for adjunctive sinusitis care in the recent supplement, "Managing acute maxillary sinusitis in the family practice" (J Fam Pract 2003; 10:S4-S11).
This inexpensive treatment, which has minimal side effects, should be considered as adjunctive therapy for patients undergoing coronary angioplasty," say Guido Schnyder and colleagues at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center and elsewhere.
An anticonvulsant for add-on therapy in people aged 2 and older with seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, the third anticonvulsant approved for this devastating form of epilepsy Previously approved as adjunctive therapy for partial-onset seizures and primary, generalized tonic-clonic seizures in children and adults.