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 indications remain the same as those for the previous pre-filled syringe and include the treatment of adult patients with unresectable, well- or moderately-differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors to improve progression-free survival; treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome; when used, it reduces the frequency of short-acting somatostatin analog rescue therapy; and the long-term treatment of patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiotherapy, or for whom surgery and/or radiotherapy is not an option.
Rescue therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange was required by 3/15 patients in the placebo arm, 1/15 patients in the 0.1 mg/kg zilucoplan arm, and in zero patients in the 0.3 mg/kg zilucoplan arm.
Covered metal stent as a rescue therapy for impacted Dormia basket in the biliary tract.
Rescue therapy of etanercept plus methotrexate was given after 24 weeks in patients with less than 20% improvement in tender joint counts and swollen joint counts from baseline.
The incidence of bradycardia (HR <50 bpm) was seen in 4 patients each of both the groups and the rescue therapy was injection atropine in all cases except one where injection glycopyrrolate was used.
Efficacy of levofloxacin-based rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection after standard triple therapy: a randomized controlled trial.
It is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled and active-controlled, parallel-arm trial to assess the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of dasiglucagon relative to placebo and GlucaGen when administered as a rescue therapy for severe hypoglycaemia in children with T1DM treated with insulin.
The cafe is an extension of successful work Ms Hall already does as part of her pet and art therapy service, Noah's Art, which has used animal rescue therapy at North Manchester General Hospital.
In the setting of cardiac function decompensation occurred during initiation of conventional therapies, ECMO was immediately chosen as a rescue therapy. ECMO in this condition provided significant haemodynamic support and it ensured the weaning of the antiarrhythmic and catecholamine drugs, thereby achieving rate control and sinus rhythm.
The guideline authors suggest restricting the use of enemas to rescue therapy. They also note that consuming more fiber tends not to help patients with OIC because fiber does not affect colonic motility.
We used a novel method of plasmapheresis-double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP)-as a rescue therapy, which reduces the risks of replacement.
As his pain intensified, he was treated for postoperative pain according to the WHO pain relief ladder with higher ongoing opioid doses and rescue therapy. Patients with a history of cancer are often casually given opioid analgesics, although the pain they have must be confirmed to be cancer pain when opioid treatment is initiated.