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1. the application of medicines, surgery, psychotherapy, etc., to a patient or to a disease or symptom
2. Films an expansion of a script into sequence form, indicating camera angles, dialogue, etc.
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A doctor who withholds or withdraws treatment or prescribes palliative treatment that hastens death may have a good motive--not to engage in futile treatment or to lessen pain for the patient--but legally has the eventual intention to kill the patient.
If PSU is a medical treatment, should it not be available alongside all other palliative treatments of similar net effect?
These patients would receive palliative treatments because they have a short life expectancy, no real demand for aggressive treatment and would gain little benefit from chemotherapy.
Methoxsalen Sterile Solution is indicated for extracorporeal administration with the THERAKOS[TM] UVAR XTS[R] or THERAKOS[TM] CELLEX[R] Photopheresis System in the palliative treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that is unresponsive to other forms of treatment.
This contrasted to patients receiving palliative treatment (Ml) in whom we observed a stable expression of lymphocyte subsets after 3 and 6 months whereas the WG had a slight initial drop followed by a stabilisation of the expression of the TCR-zeta chains after IP treatment.
Balducci and Extermann have proposed a decision tree, in order to facilitate the management of elderly patients, using three categories: (1) functionally independent people without comorbidity who are candidates for any form of standard cancer treatment; (2) frail people (dependent in one or more activities of daily living, three or more comorbid conditions, one or more geriatric syndromes), who are candidates for palliative treatment only; and (3) people 'in between' who may benefit from chemotherapy with some adaptation such as dose reduction for the initial dose and subsequent dose escalation [7].
The results suggest, the researchers note, "that THA may be at least temporarily useful in the long-term palliative treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Patients suffering from metastatic spinal lesions received rapid pain relief after undergoing palliative treatment with the DFINE STAR[TM] Tumor Ablation System, according to a recent study published at the 2012 Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) 7th Annual Meeting.
The delivery of this equipment is related to the IAEA-TC project ETH6015"Expanding Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Services for the Diagnosis, Curative and Palliative Treatment of Cancer Patients and the Efficient Diagnosis and Treatment of Other Diseases.
These early results show that performing angioplasty on azygos and jugular vein lesions may have a positive impact on the symptoms of those individuals with MS and also could be an effective palliative treatment geared toward improving their quality of life," added Ferral, the study's lead investigator.
for the palliative treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and in Europe and Australia for the treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and for peripheral vascular use following failed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
for the palliative treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and in Europe for the treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and for peripheral vascular use following failed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).