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parenteral

[pər′ent·ə·rəl]
(medicine)
Outside the intestine; not via the alimentary tract.
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Osenbach et al (7) recommended 6 to 8 weeks of parenteral therapy and expressed the belief that additional oral therapy is generally not required.
Rather, cultures might be obtained within just a few weeks of the onset of drainage, because parenteral therapy might be required to treat opportunistic organisms.
5, and a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure of 15 mm Hg or greater underwent right heart catheterization, then were randomized to parenteral therapy with levosimendan or dobutamine.
Step-down therapy provides multiple benefits, including convenience and cost savings of an oral therapy versus parenteral therapy, potential earlier hospital discharge and associated healthcare cost savings, and increased physician confidence in an optimal therapeutic outcome given that a discharged patient is receiving the same therapy taken intravenously in the hospital setting.