induction therapy

induction therapy

the first therapeutic measure used to treat a disease, especially when combined modality therapy is planned. Also called first line therapy.
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A controlled trial of valganciclovir as induction therapy for cytomegalovirus retinitis.
It will be used in induction therapy and will be administered under medical supervision.
On day 16 of induction therapy, bone marrow examination yielded persistence of blast cells.
The company believes that its Anti-idiotype Induction Therapy technology enhances the ability of the human immune system to produce its own anti-tumor response.
This includes rituximab which when used as a consolidation agent (rituximab maintenance) is generally administered on a bi-monthly dosing schedule over several years resulting in immunosuppression that is significantly prolonged as compared to the use of rituximab as an agent in first line chemo induction therapy or following disease progression.
Helsinn has agreed to pay MEI Pharma USD15m upfront, and another USD5m after dosing of the first patient in the upcoming Phase III study of Pracinostat in newly diagnosed AML patients unfit to receive induction therapy.
By way of example, he pointed to a phase II trial that tested ipilimumab (Yervoy), an antibody to the T-cell receptor cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA4), as induction therapy and then maintenance therapy among patients with melanoma who had brain metastases (Lancet Oncol.
Christina utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the Pia Mellody Post Induction Therapy (PIT) model, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) in her treatment.
All the 37 cases in the study had received 7-9 doses of asparaginase during the induction therapy.
She then referred to ACR guidelines for induction therapy for acute lupus nephritis using low and high dose of cyclosporine.
None of the following variables were associated with an increased risk of skin cancer: type of transplant, induction therapy, initial immunosuppressive regimen, rejection status, or sex," he pointed out.