palliative therapy

palliative therapy

Palliative treatment Medtalk Any treatment of a terminally ill Pt intended to alleviate pain and suffering, without performing aggressive–'heroic' procedures; PT does not alter course of disease, but improves the quality of life before death through various modalities–eg, surgery and RT, to ↓ tumor masses compressing vital structures. See 'Band-aid' therapy, Karnovsky scale; 'Heroic' therapy.
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SKMCH and RC in Lahore continues to make efforts to minimize the suffering of patients afflicted with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy.
Thirty percent of those patients need palliative therapy at a particular stage of treatment," he said in his inaugural speech to a regional training course for palliative therapy personnel.
The technology is also used to provide palliative therapy for patients with bone metastasis - the treatment given to relieve the symptoms and reduce the suffering caused by cancer in the bones.
The primary endpoint of the study is overall survival, comparing survival in Xilonix treated patients to a control population provided only palliative therapy for cachexia.
The PIX301 trial was designed utilizing agents in the comparator arm that have anti-tumor activity in relapsed disease and are typically employed as palliative therapy for these patients.
In our patient mitoxatrone and pred-nisone was used as first-line palliative therapy with no obvious clinical response.
The second FDA approval for ExAblate was based on the results of an international, multi-center, randomized clinical study comparing patients with painful bone metastases undergoing palliative therapy with ExAblate to a similar group undergoing a placebo therapy.
It was predicted that, per 1 000 men of all ages followed for their entire lives, annual screening of men between the ages of 55 and 69 years would result in 9 fewer deaths from prostate cancer (28% reduction), 14 fewer men receiving palliative therapy (35% reduction), and a total of 73 life years gained (average 8.
The trust uses donations to help patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy free of cost.
This is an extremely expensive form of palliative therapy that could also be done through other means and is not the forward-looking perspective associated with clinical research.
Fewer patients who received early palliative therapy reported depressive symptoms, 16%, vs.
There are also chapters on palliative therapy and pediatrics.