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salvage therapy

Syllabification: sal·vage ther·a·py

Definition of salvage therapy in English:

noun

A therapeutic regimen, normally based on drugs, that is resorted to when preferred therapies have failed: forty-eight percent of seriously ill patients survived one month after completing salvage therapy with trimetrexate and leucovorin
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  • Where adefovir dipivoxil fits into the treatment of HBV infection - as first-line monotherapy, combination therapy, or salvage therapy for lamivudine-resistant infection - remains to be determined.
  • Because curative salvage therapy is possible, the tumor markers are followed every one to two months for one year after treatment, then quarterly for one year, and less frequently thereafter.
  • Caspofungin, the first of the new class of echinocandins to be released, has been approved for salvage therapy of invasive aspergillosis.

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Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
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