maintenance therapy

maintenance therapy

Oncology
Chemotherapy administered with the intent of reducing the risk of relapse in patients with cancer or leukaemia in remission.

Psychiatry
Ongoing mental healthcare intended to manage a condition or disorder.

maintenance therapy

Oncology Chemotherapy to ↓ risk of relapse in Pts with CA or leukemia in remission. See Remission.
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The second goal is to follow upfront chemotherapy with maintenance therapy using DFMO to prevent relapse in patients with newly diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma.
Tapered buprenorphine therapy is far less effective than maintenance therapy for patients dependent on prescription opioids who seek treatment in the primary care setting, to the extent that it should be used "sparingly, if at all," according to a report published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
AMSTERDAM -- Twice-weekly proactive maintenance therapy with 0.
The results of this Phase III trial provide important insight into the potential role of investigational tiotropium in treating adolescent patients who require additional asthma control despite treatment with usual maintenance therapy.
Complicating matters, dose-absorbing food, first-pass metabolism, and safety-driven dose-reduction and stoppage protocols further reduce lung dose and interrupt maintenance therapy.
In addition, in the maintenance paclitaxel 1 (MANTA 1) study, 255 metastatic breast cancer patients who received a first-line anthracycline / paclitaxel combination chemotherapy followed by a paclitaxel maintenance regimen had a median time to progression (MTTP) that was not significantly better than that of the control group [8 months in the sequential paclitaxel maintenance therapy group vs 9 months in the control group (P = 0.
Long-term maintenance therapy with retinoids and methotrexate is cost-effective and, for many patients with psoriasis, life changing.
Clients receiving methadone maintenance therapy may begin to actualize change by learning positive strategies to advocate for adjustments in other types of treatments, all in efforts to increase their mental health and overall stability.
continuation maintenance therapy in patients with advanced nonsquamous
In addition to counseling, most people addicted to painkillers require a medication such as methadone or buprenorphine during both detoxification and maintenance therapy.
The approach involved ongoing treatment with low doses of the targeted antibody drug rituximab After two years 82% of patients who received the two-monthly maintenance therapy were still symptom-free.
Chapters cover maintenance therapy as a vital part of periodontal therapy, selection of treatment method based on long-term outcome, procedures and outcomes in regenerative treatment of infrabony defects, restorative therapy and maintenance of gingival and periodontal tissues, and complications during the maintenance phase and their solutions with special reference to restored dentitions.

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