therapeutic intent

therapeutic intent

NIHspeak A specific endpoint sought in a line of therapeutic research–eg, prolongation of life, shrinkage of tumor, or improved quality of life, even in absence of cure or dramatic improvement of a condition
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Schatman said it might be reasonable to question the therapeutic intent when products feature THC content at levels this high.
It also assesses the evidence for the therapeutic intent of each drug.
The term itself, 'CAM Products,' connotes a medicinal or therapeutic intent with respect to any foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics or other products used in CAM practice.
The problem with a purely intention-based distinction between research on human subjects and patient-centered therapy is, as Nancy King has noted, that therapeutic intent tends to overwhelm other considerations (N.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the NCI contend that even in Phase I trials, where there may be minimal clinical evidence of effectiveness, there must be some therapeutic intent to justify toxic therapy.
A minor reduction in tumor burden may have no effect on the length or quality of life; thus, therapeutic intent cannot be considered to be equivalent to patient benefit.
The therapeutic intent is that modified tumor cells will engender an immune response in the patient which the untreated tumor was incapable of eliciting.
In modern medical terms a placebo has come to mean '"the psychological, physiological or psychophysiological effect of any medication or procedure given with therapeutic intent, which is independent of, or minimally related to, the pharmacological effects of the medication or to the specific effects of the procedure, and which operates through a psychological mechanism.
Others are willing to call treatments "experimental" where the physician's therapeutic intent is clear but his skill, his judgment, the quality of his disclosure, or the success or safety of the experimental alternative is in question.
The Belmont Report envisioned that therapeutic intent would work in concert with evidence-based technology assessment criteria to determine how innovative therapy should be regarded and regulated.
It allows users to aggregate data into major classifications that more closely align with how the products are used in the market rather than just therapeutic classifications - an important distinction since there are instances where products have identical ingredients, strengths and dosage forms yet differ in their therapeutic intent, making differentiation at a theoretical level crucial for accurate data analysis.

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