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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Risk was greatest for those with high-risk asthma, defined as having had an emergency department visit, hospital admission, use of rescue therapy, use of long-term oral corticosteroids, or receipt of three or more prescriptions for [beta]-agonists in the previous year.
P251] Laquinimod rescue therapy in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.
Should not be used for rescue therapy for acute episodes.
This injectable dopamine agonist, known as Apokyn, recently received Food and Drug Administration approval as the first and only acute or rescue therapy for off episodes in Parkinson's disease patients.
The initial combination of ONGLYZA and metformin, with or without pioglitazone rescue therapy, had similar adverse event (AE) rates compared to treatment with investigational saxagliptin or metformin alone.
This injectable dopamine agonist, known as Apokyn, recently won Food and Drug Administration approval as the first and only acute or rescue therapy for off episodes in Parkinson's disease patients.
Special Considerations: Not for rescue therapy of acute episodes of bronchospasm, its main side effect is dry mouth, reported by 16% of patients in trials presented at a 2002 Food and Drug Administration advisory panel meeting.
The study's primary endpoint was the proportion of patients who reported no vomiting and no use of rescue therapy (complete response) in the overall phase (0-120 hours post-initiation of cisplatin-based chemotherapy) and the secondary endpoint was the proportion of patients who reported a complete response (no vomiting and no use of rescue therapy) in the delayed phase (25 to 120 hours following initiation of cisplatin-based chemotherapy).
NASDAQ:OSIR) today reported 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.
The TandemHeart is the only percutaneous rescue therapy available for patients in refractory cardiogenic shock who are too unstable to receive long-term implantable assist devices immediately.
Overall, treatment with Advair Diskus was associated with more improvements in pulmonary function and symptom control and with further reductions in [beta]-agonist rescue therapy and exacerbations, compared with the same doses of the drugs used separately Safety was comparable.
None had ever used disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, but after 6 months, patients were free to use sulfasalazine as rescue therapy.