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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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In order to identify whether comorbidities or patients with reduced performance status benefit from combination chemotherapy, trials with less stringent inclusion criteria would need to be designed with emphasis also on QoL.
In addition to toxicity, performance status and drug funding also play important roles in therapeutic decision-making.
In this important subgroup of elderly patients--with good performance status and without relevant comorbidities--irinotecan-based combination therapy will be as effective and safe as in younger patients.
These reports shared some common observations of Kiernan and his group and echoed the finding that good presurgical performance status was crucial to a favorable outcome.
Most patients (111/119) underwent subsequent treatment in less than 1 year, 44 patients with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status [greater than or equal to]2 and 76 patients suffered from symptoms.
Those whose performance status was measured as 0 had yet to reach median survival, he said.
The STELLAR 4 phase III clinical trial tested XYOTAX versus either gemcitabine or vinorelbine for the potential first-line treatment of poor performance status (PS2) patients with NSCLC.
STELLAR 4, a phase III clinical trial of XYOTAX versus either gemcitabine or vinorelbine for the first-line treatment of poor performance status (PS2) patients with NSCLC, resulted in a median survival of 7.
Four patients with good performance status and very large secondary hepatic tumors as identified on diagnostic CT were treated with percutaneous CT guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) under general endotracheal anesthesia.
Interviewed payers from Brazil report that patient performance status is a key determinant in deciding which patients have access to angiogenesis inhibitors, and that there is a "one-out one-in system" in INCA (National Cancer Institute of Brazil) hospitals in which likely candidates must wait for another patient to stop therapy before being considered for treatment with an angiogenesis inhibitor.
Spirent is partnering with Real Status to emulate the SDN switches in order to test the scale and performance of the SDN controller and provide a highly scalable, multidimensional, 360-degree visualization of the network topology and performance status.
Notably, the median patient age at the time of abiraterone initiation was 73 years and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) was 2 to 3 in 30% of patients.

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