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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8,9] According to BCLC staging treatment schedule, patients diagnosed with BCLC Stage A undergo hepatic resection/ablation can be the various treatment modalities of treatment; however, BCLC Stage B patients-TACE is the treatment option and advanced tumors with BCLC Stage C palliative therapy such as sorafenib or other oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors are the treatment options.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCHandRC) aims to alleviate the suffering of patients diagnosed with cancer through modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay.
As such, the meaning of haemodialysis (HD) has shifted from a short-term therapy for those awaiting a kidney transplant to a palliative therapy that focuses on quality of life.
Inoperable patients either because of locally advanced disease or metastasis were sent for palliative therapy.
The UN Chief appreciated efforts of SKMCH and RC to alleviate suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay.
According to the WHO, palliative therapy is intended to provide relief of pain and other disturbing symptoms, and not to accelerate or postpone death; palliative therapy integrates psychology and spiritual aspects of care and offers a supporting system to help patients live as actively as possible (7).
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 procedure is done on a daily basis for anesthesia and also for pain management for patients undergoing palliative therapy, Dr.
The procedure is done on a daily basis for anesthesia and for pain management for patients undergoing palliative therapy, Dr.
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 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.