rescue therapy


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sal·vage therapy

1. Synonym(s): salvage chemotherapy
2. treatment designed to suppress resistant virus following combination antiviral treatment. Synonym(s): rescue therapy

rescue therapy

A highly nonspecific term with various meanings depending on the context, including the use of drug cocktails in patients with HIV who have developed resistance to antiviral drugs, defibrillation in patients with ventricular fibrillation, and leucovorin in patients with methotrexate toxicity. The use of any form of rescue therapy in randomised clinical trials may compromise the data derived from such studies.
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The goal of rescue therapy for seizure clusters is to quickly administer an effective treatment that will rapidly cease the seizure cluster so that it doesn't progress to status epilepticus," said Barry Gidal, PharmD, RPH, Professor of Pharmacy and Neurology, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
The primary endpoint was the proportion of study participants that demonstrated significant withdrawal symptoms (a maximum Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale, or COWS, score of[greater than or equal to]13) or required rescue therapy because of these symptoms.
For patients with confirmed disease progression in the best supportive care (BSC) arm of study-C, study-S was conducted as a rescue therapy to evaluate safety and efficacy of trabectedin.
Rescue therapy with plasma exchange may benefit patients who do not respond to corticosteroid therapy.
The impact of this was actually to add glycemic rescue therapy at 6 mmol/L rather than 15 mmol/L [270 mg/dL]," the level built into the UKPDS, Dr.
High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is a commonly used rescue therapy in severely hypoxaemic patients.
The researchers believe that this may be because of the asparaginase in the Capizzi regimen and because another chemotherapy drug, leucovorin, is used as a rescue therapy to help prevent common side effects associated with high doses of methotrexate (e.
Identification of Eya1 mechanisms of regulating cell polarity, cell fate and self-renewal, will help to harness the regenerative potential of lung stem cells, and to identify novel targets for the prevention or rescue therapy of fatal lung disease, and for lung regeneration.
Interestingly, NIV was used effectively as rescue therapy in patients weaned invasively and also in patients extubated with oxygen alone.
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Osiris Therapeutics, Columbia, MD, announced that a new study shows Prochymal achieved an overall response rate of 63% when used as a rescue therapy in children suffering from severe treatment resistant graft vs.
Meanwhile, in those CML patients who don't improve on either medication, an old drug abandoned in the last decade, omacetaxine, now shows promise as a rescue therapy.