experimental treatment

An unproven therapy which may or may not be better than a current ‘gold standard’ therapy

experimental treatment

Internal medicine An unproven therapy which may or may not be superior to a current 'gold standard' therapy
Experimental treatment–criteria
Not generally accepted by the medical community as effective and proven
Not recognized by professional medical organizations as conforming to accepted medical practice
Not approved by the FDA or other requisite government body
Are in clinical trials or need further study
Are rarely used, novel, or unknown and lack authoritative evidence of safety and efficacy (AMN 18/9/95, p16)
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2) Experimental treatment: Introductory programming learning using an expository teaching combined with Alice microworld in the experimental group and the same conventional model without Alice, for four weeks with seven hours of programming per week
AN experimental treatment based on a naturally occurring protein could offer new hope for women with one of the deadliest breast cancers.
A trial has now begun that is co-sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), using an experimental treatment from Crispr Therapeutics (CRSP), representing the first company-sponsored study of CRISPR-Cas9 in humans, according to STAT News.
''The two people who were cured are among the first patients to receive experimental treatment for Ebola and they have completely recovered,'' Longi added.
Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played.
This experimental treatment has been used just a handful of times; one instance was last year to help two adult bears injured by forest fires in Southern California.
Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment.
A first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease has begun at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md.
It is pertinent to note that during the State of the Union (SOTU) address, Trump had urged the Congress to pass the bill in the interest of the terminally ill patients and that they should have greater access to experimental treatment. ( ANI )
Through them, they heard of an experimental treatment in Monterrey, Mexico.
Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, wanted their son to be have experimental treatment for the rare genetic wasting disease.
Ryker's family created a (https://www.gofundme.com/ryker-medical-bills) GoFundMe page to help raise money for his medical bills and for experimental treatment, but no treatment was able to help him.

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