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rescue therapyJoe Segen2016-12-08T11:08:54+00:00
A nonspecific term which means whatever the user chooses it to mean, including:
• Acute treatment of migraine headaches with triptans, dihydroergotamine, and magnesium in the emergency room
• Use of drug cocktails in patients with HIV and resistance to anti-viral drugs
• Defibrillation in patients with ventricular fibrillation, and
• Administration of leucovorin in patients with methotrexate toxicity.
Note: Rescue therapy in randomised clinical trials may compromise the data derived from such studies.
Reference Headache. 2012 Jan;52(1):114-28.doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2011.02062.x