adjunctive therapy

Adjunctive Therapy

Medspeak Any therapeutic manoeuvre ancillary to the care needed short term to stabilise a patient, but which reduces the morbidity and mortality long term.
Example Immediate therapy for an acute myocardial infarction includes O2, tPA, stenting, angioplasty, etc. Adjunctive therapy includes aspirin, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, heparin, nitrates, calcium channel blockers, antiarrhythmic agents, magnesium, morphine, warfarin, & hypolipidemic agents—e.g., simvastin.
Psychiatry Mental health care, including occupational, recreational, or creative therapy which is ancillary to the principal intervention, which may also have a role as primary therapy.

adjunctive therapy

Medtalk A therapeutic maneuver(s) with an ancillary role in treating a disease by ↓ M&M, but not part of the immediate therapy required to stabilize the Pt. Cf Adjuvant therapy.

ad·junc·tive ther·a·py

(ad-jungk'tiv thār'ă-pē)
Any accessory treatment used in combination to enhance primary treatment.
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This study is the first trial investigating the efficacy and safety of adjunctive therapy with curcuminoids-piperine combination in patients with metabolic syndrome receiving standard treatment.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for the once-monthly atypical long-acting antipsychotic INVEGAA SUSTENNAA (paliperidone palmitate) to treat schizoaffective disorder as either monotherapy or adjunctive therapy.
Few surveyed payers believe an adjunctive therapy is an effective treatment for negative symptoms or CIAS, a potential market hurdle for emerging therapies for the treatment of CIAS or negative symptoms.
According to doctors, it is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of LDL-C, Total-C, Triglycerides and Apo B in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia (Fredrickson Type IIa and IIb).
Is oral administration of Chinese herbal medicine effective and safe as an adjunctive therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers?
The FDA's Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted that quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel XR) is safe as an adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, but only in certain instances as a first-line therapy for MDD and not as a standalone treatment for GAD.
In this class of drugs, only aripiprazole (Ability) has a Food and Drug Administration indication for this type of depression--as adjunctive therapy in treatment-resistant depression--though manufacturers of some of the others are pursuing approvals for depression.
The FDA granted an additional indication for Keppra (levetiracetam), manufactured by UCB (Brussels, Belgium), as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of myoclonic seizures in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as an adjunctive therapy for treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults with epilepsy.
Recurrences have been reported to develop in as many as 30% of cases; they can be managed by additional surgery and/or adjunctive therapy.
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.