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palliation

(păl″ē-ā′shŭn) [L. palliare, to cloak, conceal]
The alleviation of some aspects of a disease, e.g., the reduction of the pain and suffering accompanying an illness.
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Palliation cases also fell primarily into DRG 82 (69.2 percent).
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Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Malignant Obstruction: Initial Results of Palliation with a Flexible Covered Stent.
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Chemotherapy may be an alternative for palliation of symptoms to surgery, but there are no randomized controlled trials comparing one with the other in the literature.
In advanced stage of the disease, curative treatment is limited and palliation of dysphagia is the main objective.
The Dundas Medal is awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Scottish Charity PATCH (Palliation and The Caring Hospital) to reflect work done to improve the provision of palliative care for patients in hospital.
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Uncovered stents prevent obstructive jaundice when used for the palliation of pathologies with special location (such as those located where the common bile duct opens into the duodenum) that cause strictures in the gastrointestinal system (13).