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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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Malignant esophageal dysphagia palliation using insertion of a covered Ultraflex stent without fluoroscopy: A prospective observational study.
By legalizing markets in pain relief--markets that are currently highly illegal--one should expect more palliation of morbid pain than one sees currently.
Older patients would be more likely to be admitted for palliation, while younger patients would be more likely to be admitted for active interventions.
SEOUL, South Korea, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on preliminary review of data generated via its multicenter, Phase I/II clinical study which evaluated the use of udenafil in adolescents with a single functional ventricle who had previously undergone Fontan surgical palliation, Mezzion Pharma today announced its commitment to proceed with definitive multinational phase III efficacy and safety trials under the Investigational New Drug Application (IND) previously filed with the US FDA.
Each section is outlined for diagnosis and management, endoscopic management, palliation, and the oncologist's perspective.
ExAblate 2000 received the CE mark for pain palliation of painful bone metastases in 2007 and ExAblate 2000 and 2100 received FDA approval for this indication in 2012.
I presented two papers ('Imaging the Rex recessus vein preoperatively using wedged hepatic venous portography and the role of post-operative doppler ultrasound in Rex shunt surveillance'; and 'Imaging displacement and strain in the medial gastrocnemius muscle during ankle-joint motion using 2D cine DENSE MRI') and a poster ('Effectiveness of percutaneously placed self-expanding metal stents for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction') as part of the scientific sessions, and was generously supported by the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) towards the journey to Europe.
The staged palliation does not recreate a normal two-ventricle circulation; instead the series of surgeries creates a unique physiology in which exercise capacity is dramatically diminished," he said.
Specialists in oncology, radiology, surgery, and other areas consider such topics as pathologic staging, diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging, surgical management of intra-hepatic biliary tract cancer, radiation therapy, and symptom management and palliation.
9) Most patients present with an advanced stage of disease and in a poor general condition, where palliation of symptoms is the main aim of treatment.
6,9,10,12-14,16,18) Adjuvant radiation therapy can be considered for those patients in whom it was difficult to achieve adequate tumor-free margins or in whom palliation of unresectable disease is appropriate.
Advanced care planning that limits transfer to acute care hospitals therefore would greatly improve palliation at the end of life for patients with advanced dementia, Dr.