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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com/ryker-medical-bills) GoFundMe page to help raise money for his medical bills and for experimental treatment, but no treatment was able to help him.
The infant had been at the centre of a legal battle over how long he should receive life-support treatment, and with his parents wanting to take him to America for experimental treatment.
I said that while doctors had Charlie's interests at heart, it did not seem right they should legally overrule loving parents and block experimental treatment that would not have cost the NHS money or time.
There is nothing to lose, he deserves a chance Connie Yates, the mother of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard, who believes he should be given an experimental treatment These aren't just harmless rants from a sad man in his bedroom.
Great Ormond Street Hospital applied for a High Court hearing to consider the new evidence after a hospital in New York offered to ship an experimental drug to treat him and researchers at a Vatican children's hospital called for an experimental treatment to be used.
Gamida will utilize the investment to start a Phase III clinical trial of NiCord, an experimental treatment for patients with blood cancer.
Ng explains a kind of trial in which an experimental treatment is compared not to a placebo control, but to an active control, or standard of care, to show that the experimental treatment is not inferior to the active control.
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.
for experimental treatment given to two US aid workers to be made
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.

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