trial of therapy

trial of therapy

The application of a particular therapy–eg, edrophonium–Tensilon to a person suspected of having a particular disease–eg, myasthenia gravis; response of the condition to the TOT confirms the diagnosis
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For respiratory disease a trial of therapy is indicated if there are prominent symptoms, progression of disease or lack of remission over 6 months follow-up.
Cirrhotic patients with significant inflammation, on the other hand, might benefit from a 3- to 6-month trial of therapy to slow down progression, he said adding: "That's really a decision for a hepacologist to make."
Even in this group, a trial of therapy with 200 mg of ferrous iron is more correctly recommended for 3 weeks prior to review for response, as opposed to the 2 months, as suggested by the authors.
Providers should base the decision to initiate a trial of therapy with a cholinesterase inhibitor or memantine on individualized assessment.
They discuss with the family the imprecise nature of diagnosis, (1) risks vs benefits of therapy, and start an 8-week trial of therapy. If the family notes improvement (or stabilization), treatment can be continued.
Enzyme potentiated desensitization: A sixteen month trial of therapy with 134 patients.
counts greater than 5 million/ml) should be given a trial of therapy with lycopene.
Although BPPV has a benign long-term outcome, it can be quite bothersome to patients and I have always felt compelled to offer some trial of therapy. Given the overall success and the relative safety of otolith repositioning maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver, it has become my practice to refer patients to a physical therapist or other provider trained in these techniques.
Some patients with statin-induced myopathies also may respond to a trial of therapy with coenzyme Q10 at a dose of 60 mg b.i.d., he noted.