Karnofsky Performance Status
"Karnofsky Performance Status" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A performance measure for rating the ability of a person to perform usual activities, evaluating a patient's progress after a therapeutic procedure, and determining a patient's suitability for therapy. It is used most commonly in the prognosis of cancer therapy, usually after chemotherapy and customarily administered before and after therapy. It was named for Dr. David A. Karnofsky, an American specialist in cancer chemotherapy.
|Karnofsky Performance Status
- Karnofsky Performance Status
- Performance Status, Karnofsky
- Status, Karnofsky Performance
- Karnofsky Performance Status Scale
- Karnofsky Scale
- Scale, Karnofsky
- Karnofsky Index
- Index, Karnofsky
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