experimental treatment

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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Gamida will utilize the investment to start a Phase III clinical trial of NiCord, an experimental treatment for patients with blood cancer.
A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report.
But British drugs giants GLAXOSMITHKLINE claimed they had made progress with an experimental treatment.
Washington, Shawwal 11, 1435, August 07, 2014, SPA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it will convene with a panel of medical ethics experts to explore using experimental treatment to fight Ebola, which has killed 900 people in West Africa so far.
Writebol received two doses of the experimental treatment while in Liberia.
28 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has developed an experimental treatment that eradicates an acute type of leukemia in mice without any detectable toxic side effects.
In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women in very advanced stages of the disease, the experimental treatment delayed the spread of cancer by several months.
The effectiveness of an experimental treatment for alcoholism depends on the genetic makeup of individuals who receive it, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Scores on the HIP were significant predictors of recovery, independent of experimental treatment with formal hypnosis.
Novato CA) received orphan-drug status for its experimental treatment for a rare autoimmune disease.
Agreeing to undertake an experimental treatment, Avery returns home having made a remarkable recovery.
The Charlie's Angel star, 62, is thought to have been returning from experimental treatment in Germany in a final bid to beat the disease.

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