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a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as optimism that is personally satisfying and life-supporting. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
An abbreviation for a number of clinical trials:
Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation
Hospital Outcomes Project for the Elderly
Hypertensive Old People in Edinburgh study
Use of the HEPACOAT™ Bx Velocity Stent and an Antithrombotic Regimen of Aspirin Alone


Cardiology A randomized, multicenter, multinational trial–Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation–which found that ramipril/Altace®, an ACE inhibitor, in ↓ mortality in Pts with heart failure. See Calgary-HOPE.


The expectation that something desired will occur. One of the bases of professional health care is encouraging and supporting the presence of hope while providing accurate information and realistic reassurance.

Patient discussion about hope

Q. my wife is pregnant !!! i am so excited ! this is the first time out of many i hope !!! but i have concerns that i would like to share with the community here ... i am afraid of being a bad father , i am afraid i won't know how to be a father ... where do u start ... how do i support my wife after the though experince ... how do i take care of the child ... a lot of things a re running through my mind with no answer ,can any one help me to calm down ????

A. you won't be a perfect father but you'll try to be. that's what's important. thousands of years of evolution gave you the basics. you'll be fine :)

Q. Hey Guys !! how are you all? i hope you feel fine because weekend is coming !!!! you all out there have a splendid time and the most important thing is to be healthy ! so take care and have a great weekend ! love you all !!!

A. thanks macboy. I hope you have a great weekend as well.

Q. Hello Community ! great weekend head of us , i hope everyone is feeling great and they are healthy and let us all have a great weekend , and a safe weekend ! Take Care !

A. thanks you too. take care and be safe.

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31) Only the notebook content reveals 'Balakhana' and 'Yeastlight' to be born of these same sources--not only Hope against Hope but also the texts represented in the previous pages of the notebook.
ONE of the persistent questions that recurs for readers of Hope Against Hope is how Osip Mandelstam came to be a Christian and what sort of one he was.
You hope against hope you will be able to secure the finance.
We have another tough home game next weekend against Chelsea and we have to hope against hope we can claim something from that match - but it is a very tall order
Some panic, some hope against hope they will be rescued and some discover an inner strength they didn't know they had.
Worse, with his debt almost paid off, Bernie has let Shelly know that he plans to limp out of town in a week with the hope against hope of actually starting a life.
We hope against hope but something tells me that when all's done, the people's share offer will provide rich pickings for the middle classes.
Executives at the magazine persuaded a work experience student and his friends to form the spoof indie band, Hope Against Hope, to test the power of internet music sites.
It'll be tough, but we hope against hope and you never know.