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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Patients eligible for randomization and treatment will be those (1) who have undergone debulking surgery, (2) for whom a cell line has been established, (3) who have undergone leukapheresis from which sufficient monocytes were obtained, (4) have an ECOG performance grade of 0 or 1 (Karnofsky score of 70-100%), and (5) who have completed primary therapy.
The "Karnofsky score" was included as part of the evaluation.
Our series had 1 mortality, an 80-year-old patient with atrial fibrillation and with a Karnofsky score of 90.
Patients included had good bone marrow, renal, and hepatic function with Karnofsky score > 30%.
In conjunction, the patients eligible for randomisation and treatment are those who have undergone debulking surgery, a cell line has been established, undergone leukapheresis from which sufficient monocytes were obtained as well as have an ECOG performance grade of zero or one (Karnofsky score of 70-100%), said the company.
Paired t-test was used to analyze the parameters of the American Thoracic Society Dyspnea Index and the Karnofsky Score before and after the first interventional bronchoscopic therapy.
The functional status of patients based on the Karnofsky score did not change significantly for either group at the end of the follow-up period of six months.
(1) Pathologically or cytologically confirmed as lung cancer, esophageal cancer, or thymoma; (2) without contraindications; (3) the Karnofsky score [greater than or equal to] 70 points; (4) without a history of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); (5) without serious benign lung disease; (6) had not received previous chest radiation treatment; and (7) with an expected postradiotherapy and survive more than 6 months.
Karnofsky Score (9) Score Status 100% Perfectly well 90% Minor symptoms (can live a normal life) 80% Normal activity with some effort 70% Unable to carry on normal activity, but can care for oneself 60% Requires occasional help with personal needs 50% Disabled 40% Nursing assistance and medical care, but is not hospitalised 30% Severely disabled, in hospital 20% Very sick (active support needed) 10% Moribund 0% Dead In 2005, the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) launched a clinical trial (E1A05) to evaluate a new treatment regimen for MM.
Interestingly, findings from a community-based programme in Kenya demonstrated that task shifting of ART from healthcare workers to people living with AIDS in the community had similar outcomes in terms of detectable viral load, mean CD4 count, decline in Karnofsky score, change in ART regimen, new opportunistic infections and pregnancy rates compared with those receiving clinic-based HIV care.
* Karnofsky score on a range of 100 (able to carry out normal activities) to zero (death).
Follow-up visits by each subject were made monthly with a member of the Respiratory Care staff, to tabulate patient characteristics, including a Karnofsky score, until patient mortality or the end of the project.