switch therapy

switch therapy

Changing from an intravenous to an oral antibiotic during the management of an infectious disease.
Synonym: step-down therapy
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Prospective multicentre feasibility study of a quality of care indicator for intravenous to oral switch therapy with highly bioavailable antibiotics.
The updated treatment and prevention guidelines also have outlined drug selection, including three-drug therapy (usually as a single-tablet combination) and two-drug switch therapy, as well as discouragement of cash incentives for treatment.
The reality show will air after "Seven Year Switch" Season 3, a docuseries about married couples who decide to participate in "switch therapy." Four partners get to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.
The cost/benefit ratio after switch therapy is quite considerable.
They will be indicated for the treatment of newly approved conditions in addition to respiratory infections, thereby increasing the indications (excluding peritonitis for which an oral agent is not indicated) for switch therapy from injection to oral medicine with the same active ingredient.
The data set only contains inappropriate and appropriate labels specifying if a hospitalization contains or not a validated recommendation for early switch therapy. The objective is to demonstrate that our algorithm is capable of learning these clinical indications from alerts.
At our hospitals, 63 out of 93 patients (67%) who started liraglutide had to switch therapy because of RHGT over a 2-year period (unpublished data).
Second, AZT should not be used as the first-line drug and instead use d4T as the first drug and use AZT as a switch therapy after sometime and while on AZT patients should be carefully and closely monitored.
The literature supports several treatment alternatives, including augmentation with cognitive therapy, switch therapy, and combination-augmentation therapy; not enough studies exist to recommend the best treatment.
Kim and her associates included 15 young outpatients with schizophrenia and a fasting glucose of 126 mg/dL or lower who tried to switch therapy after gaining more than 10 kg on a second-generation antipsychotic medication.
The role of the aromatase inhibitors, the use of tamoxifen in switch therapy and in the extended adjuvant setting may yet influence outcome in the ER-positive groups of both invasive lobular and invasive ductal cancers.
Fortunately, most patients are candidates for oral therapy or intravenous to oral switch therapy.