pulse therapy


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pulse ther·a·py

a short, intensive course of pharmacotherapy, usually given at intervals such as weekly or monthly; often used in chemotherapy of malignancy.

pulse ther·a·py

(pŭls thāră-pē )
Short, intensive course of pharmacotherapy, usually given at intervals such as weekly or monthly.
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2 patients with prolonged phase I (>9 months) were shifted to dexamethasone-methotrexate pulse therapy and 1 patient with uncorrectable leucopenia was shifted to dexamethasone pulse therapy towards the end of phase II.
Talking about how depression affects men, Ira Naeem, a clinical psycologist at the Pulse Therapy and Learning Centre, said: "Men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of melancholic, their families, friends and even doctors may not always recognise it as symptoms of depression."
Chest CT scans confirmed that the infiltrates had expanded since the patient was admitted, and cyclophosphamide pulse therapy (1g/month) was added to the patient's regimen on the fifth day of hospitalization.
ACV, acyclovir; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; mPSL pulse, methylprednisolone pulse therapy; PE, plasmapheresis; po, per oral administration; io, intraocular administration; iv, intravenous administration.
Glucocorticoid pulse therapy may be quickly introduced despite platelet count in SLE-associated ITP which can be concomitant with severe organ involvement such as neuropsychiatric syndrome or diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.
Patients were admitted to the Department of Endocrinology at the Medical University of Warsaw for IVMP pulse therapy between 2012 and 2016.
Inatomi et al., "Successful treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome with steroid pulse therapy at disease onset," American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
(1,10) Efficacy of itraconazole pulse therapy is comparable to that of terbinafine; terbinafine carries a higher rate of adverse events and treatment-related discontinuation.
In patients with collagen diseases, for so-called steroid pulse therapy, high-dose steroids are infused intravenously over a short period [11].
Emergency oxygen (15 l/min) and intravenous steroid pulse therapy was continued for 7 days followed by oral steroid tapering therapy.
Intravenous methylprednisolone (mPSL) pulse therapy was administered at 1g/day for 3 days, followed by oral prednisolone (PSL) at 30mg/day and cyclophosphamide (CY) at 50 mg/day.
The patient was treated with methylprednisolone pulse therapy (1g per day for 3 successive days) from 2nd day after admission and then with oral prednisolone 60 mg/day.