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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.

performance status

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

performance status

A measure of the overall health and functional capability of a patient.
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Pretreatment data of all patients was collected regarding demographics and clinical variables including age, gender, height, weight, performance status, body surface area, cancer type, disease stage and planned chemotherapy treatment including drugs, doses and schedule.
Housewives, females with breast malignancy, early stage cancer patients and those having ECOG performance status 0-1 were also found to be in a better state to fast in comparison to other kinds of occupations, cancers and advanced stage disease (p40degC.
We observed statistically significant and clinically relevant differences between HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients with regard to their performance status and stage at presentation.
2] 2 (3) IIA 1 (1) IIB 44 (54) IIIA 2 (3) IIIB 31 (38) HIV status Negative 44 (54) Positive 37 (46) ECOG performance status 0 0 (0) 1 80 (99) 2 1 (1) Hospital level Secondary 4 (5) Tertiary 77 (95) Table 2.
However, the model is not able to capture the problems experienced by the patients, nor any description of the patient's symptoms, level of performance status or the patient's condition which renders him/her dependent on assistance from family caregivers and/or health professionals.
The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of the patients was as follows: 20 patients had a performance status of 2, 67 had a performance status of 1, and 15 had a performance status of 0.
A total of 40 patients with a performance status of 0-1 and aged at least 70 years received irinotecan (180 mg/[m.
Notably, performance status was no longer prognostic in this model.
The general health status was measured using the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score.
These findings help to explain the poor outcomes of Portuguese students in Pisa International Study (2000) and should be taken into account by teachers, parents and policy makers in order to introduce some educational changes that may lead to improve on this low performance status.
The topics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease point out that physical performance status is of utmost importance in diagnosis and treatment and offers studies of new medications.

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