rescue therapy

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rescue therapy 

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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

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