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palliative

[′pal·ē·əd·iv]
(pharmacology)
Having a soothing or relieving quality.
A drug that soothes or relieves symptoms of a disease.
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For all POA groupings, charges at proprietary hospitals averaged 10-30 percent higher than those at public hospitals, except for palliation in breast cancer, in which average proprietary hospital charges were 70 percent higher than those at public hospitals.
A wide variety of fractionated schedules are in practice around the world for palliation in bone metastasis ranging form 30 Gy in 10 fractions, 20 Gy in 5 fractions to 8 Gy in a single fraction, but there is no consensus on a single fractionation regime.
Silicone-covered wallstent prototypes for palliation of malignant esophageal obstruction and digestive-respiratory fistulas.
Self-expanding metal stents for palliation of malignant obstruction in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Kozarek, "Palliation of gastric outlet obstruction and proximal small bowel obstruction with self-expandable metal stents: a single center series," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
Colin-Jones, "Endoscopic biliary endoprosthesis in the palliation of malignant obstruction of the distal common bile duct: a randomized trial," British Journal of Surgery, vol.
Following the results from the FUEL trial and the safety data collected about the drug candidate over other clinical studies, the company plans to file a New Drug Application with the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for the use of udenafil to treat adolescents with SVHD who have undergone Fontan palliation.
The topics are radiation oncology principles; special radiation technique; central nervous system; pediatrics; head and neck; thoracic; gastrointestinal; breast; genitourinary; gynecologic; skin/sarcoma; lymphoma; and radiation emergencies, benign disease, and palliation. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
The stent implantation through the ASD device is an alternative palliation option for the patients with severe pulmonary hypertension after percutaneous ASD closure.
The primary objective of treatment is palliation of dysphagia.