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status

 [sta´tus, stat´us] (L.)
state, particularly in reference to a morbid condition.
absence status sustained clouding of consciousness for several hours, with no interval of normal mental activity, and with few stereotyped movements or no abnormal motor activity.
status asthma´ticus a particularly severe episode of asthma that does not respond adequately to ordinary therapeutic measures and usually requires hospitalization.
status epilep´ticus rapid succession of epileptic spasms without intervals of consciousness; brain damage may result.
status lympha´ticus lymphatism.
performance status ability of a patient to function, as measured by a performance scale.
status thymicolympha´ticus a condition resembling lymphatism, with enlargement of lymphadenoid tissue and of the thymus as the special influencing factor; formerly thought to be the cause of sudden death in children.
status verruco´sus a wartlike appearance of the cerebral cortex, produced by disorderly arrangement of the neuroblasts, so that the formation of fissures and sulci is irregular and unpredictable.
status (omaha) in the omaha system, the condition of the client in relation to objective and subjective defining characteristics.
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performance status

a measure of a patient's well-being defined as the amount of normal activity the patient can maintain.
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performance status

A measure of the overall health and functional capability of a patient.
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Correlations between medical status (delirium/non-delirium) and ECOG, Karnofsky Performance Status, or site of primary tumor were performed using [chi square].
The Karnofsky Performance Status Scale: An examination of its reliability and validity in a research setting.
Similarly, the Karnofsky Performance Status measure (Karnofsky et al.
The Karnofsky Performance Status Instrument (KPS) (Karnofsky and Burchenal 1949), which is a continuous 100-point scale, provides a single overall summary score of patients' medical and functional status that allows direct correlations and analyses with other health indicators.
In addition, patients must have normal renal function and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score less than or equal to 2 (Karnofsky Performance Status [is greater than or equal to] 60%).
After correction for age, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), extent of surgery, received dosage of radiotherapy, additional chemotherapy or treatment other than radiotherapy, mutational status of IDH1 was reported as an independent factor for OS.
All patients undergoing palliative whole brain irradiation for multifocal or very large GBs and with a Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score below 70% were excluded.
According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) prognostic criteria, this patient was poor-risk (Karnofsky performance status 60 [<80]; time from diagnosis to treatment 6 months [<12 months]; Hb 11.1 g/dL [<14.0-18.0], lactic dehydrogenase 185 IU/L [105-220], Ca [corrected] 9.9 mg/dL [>10.0]).
Patients had to have a Karnofsky performance status greater than 60%.
Patients at higher levels of the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale were expected to be at lower risk of hospitalization than patients at the lower functional status levels.