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Descriptor English: Compassionate Use Trials
Descriptor Spanish: Ensayos de Uso Compasivo
Descriptor Portuguese: Ensaios de Uso Compassivo
Descriptor French: Essais cliniques à usage compassionnel
Entry term(s): Access Trial, Expanded
Compassionate Use
Compassionate Use Trial
Compassionate Uses
Device Exemption, Humanitarian
Device Exemptions, Humanitarian
Exemption, Humanitarian Device
Exemptions, Humanitarian Device
Expanded Access Trial
Expanded Access Trials
Humanitarian Device Exemption
Humanitarian Device Exemptions
Trial, Compassionate Use
Trial, Expanded Access
Trials, Compassionate Use
Trials, Expanded Access
Use Trials, Compassionate
Use, Compassionate
Tree number(s): E02.931.500
E05.290.250.199
E05.337.300.199
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057176
Scope note: Providing an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other treatments are not available. Compassionate use trials allow patients to receive promising but not yet fully studied or approved therapies when no other treatment option exists. Also called expanded access trial.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
DeCS ID: 53698
Unique ID: D057176
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2017/12/08
Compassionate Use Trials - Preferred
Concept UI M0534987
Scope note Providing an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other treatments are not available. Compassionate use trials allow patients to receive promising but not yet fully studied or approved therapies when no other treatment option exists. Also called expanded access trial.
Preferred term Compassionate Use Trials
Entry term(s) Access Trial, Expanded
Compassionate Use Trial
Expanded Access Trial
Expanded Access Trials
Trial, Compassionate Use
Trial, Expanded Access
Trials, Compassionate Use
Trials, Expanded Access
Use Trials, Compassionate
Humanitarian Device Exemption - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0536574
Scope note FDA approved marketing and use of a device designed to diagnose or treat a disorder affecting fewer than 4,000 individuals annually.
Preferred term Humanitarian Device Exemption
Entry term(s) Device Exemption, Humanitarian
Device Exemptions, Humanitarian
Exemption, Humanitarian Device
Exemptions, Humanitarian Device
Humanitarian Device Exemptions
Compassionate Use - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0536596
Scope note Treatment of seriously ill using unapproved techniques, devices, and substances.
Preferred term Compassionate Use
Entry term(s) Compassionate Uses
Use, Compassionate



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