n.1.A porpoise.
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Servants is in the arms o' Porpus, I think,' said the short chairman, warming his hands at the attendant link-boy's torch.
The PORPUS is highly responsive to small changes not otherwise detected in general (non-prostate cancer-specific) tools.
We sought to quantify global differences in prostate-specific HRQoL outcomes after RARP and ORP using the PORPUS and to compare our surgical outcomes in the 2 most-quoted treatment-specific domains, potency and voiding function, using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) (10) and IPSS, respectively.
We measured HRQoL using the PORPUS, a 10-domain multi-attribute health classification system that measures a patient's physical and emotional status (Appendix).
We found that disease-specific HRQoL, as measured by the PORPUS, was statistically better after RARP compared to ORP at all 5 time points examined between 3 months and 15 months after surgery.
More than three centuries ago, the first settlers, arrived at Cape Porpus.
The PORPUS can be used as a disease-specific, non-preference-based instrument, in which all items are weighted equally and normalized to provide a score between 0 and 100 (the PORPUS-P [psychometric]).
To understand the HRQoL effect of RP in men with normal function at baseline, we performed additional analyses on a subgroup restricted to those who reported normal sexual function (defined as PORPUS responses 1 or 2 to the question on sexual function (i.
The response rate for completed PORPUS questionnaires at each time point was: baseline (100%); 0 to 3 months (82%); 3 to 9 months (75%); 9 to 18 months (100%); and 18 to 30 months (79%).
Incontinence was defined by a single item on the PORPUS questionnaire (Table 1).
Univariate logistic regression analysis with incontinence as the dependent variable was performed with the following variables: age, prostate weight, invasion of seminal vesicles, bladder neck or capsule, pathologic node status, margin status, total pathological cancer volume, nerve-sparing status (present or absent), baseline PORPUS sexual function, urinary frequency and continence scores, pre-operative transrectal ultrasound volume, baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA), estimated blood loss, body mass index (BMI), pathologic Gleason grade and number of comorbidities (0, 1, or [greater than or equal to]2).
Questions from the PORPUS instrument for both urinary continence and frequency are shown in Table 1.