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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.

palliation

; palliative therapies that reduce symptom severity, but do not cure
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The efficacy of self-expanding metal stents for palliation of malignant esophageal strictures and fistulas.
In a system in which palliation represents the end of life, parents may not accurately convey the degree of their child's pain for fear that it could divert attention from cure or force all involved to acknowledge deterioration in the child's condition.
Radiotherapy is the treatment of choice for skull base metastases because it is effective in achieving palliation (5) (such therapy was partly successful in our case).
9) Moreover, because the goal of KS treatment is palliative and not curative, optimization of the antitumor and antiretroviral therapies is likely to provide for the best longer-term palliation and quality of life for affected persons.
An important advantage of hospice care is that medications used for palliation of the terminal illness are covered by the benefit.
One reason, of course, is to stress the importance of palliation.
We do not train residents well enough in palliation, it is said; drug companies do not devote adequate funds to research; this is not a priority for the Food and Drug Administration--and so on.
In my nearly 20 years of work, study and reading in the field of death and dying, Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life, by Ira Brock, Riverhead Books, 1997, is the most competent, caring and instructive work on palliation and compassionate care of the dying since Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' standard work.
For the first time the emphasis could shift away from palliation, where the aim is to help people with MS feel as good as possible for as long as possible, and go instead toward attempts to control or cure the underlying MS.
Palliation cases would have the highest death rates of the six POA categories.
These kids can be kept on a [phenylalanine-free] diet, but that's palliation, not a cure,' Ledley told SCIENCE NEWS.
As a result, it can be useful in indications outside of cancer, most prominently in pain palliation, another growing market.