n.1.A porpoise.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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 Patient-Oriented Prostate Utility Scale (PORPUS) is a validated, sensitive, and specific tool consisting of 10 independent QoL domains that is aggregated as a psychometric score.
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).
Moore's Cribb offers an example of what might be achieved along these lines in a spoof press report that envisages George the Prince Regent and Tsar Alexander sorting out their differences in a 'GRAND SET-TO BETWEEN LONG SANDY AND GEORGY THE PORPUS'.
More than three centuries ago, the first settlers, arrived at Cape Porpus. They came to fish and farm, and they established the early shipbuilding industry that was a major contributor to America's early.
The Patient-Oriented Prostate Utility Scale (PORPUS) measures disease-specific HRQOL across 10 domains pertinent to PCa patients.[sup.17] The psychometric scale (used in this study) is disease-specific, brief and comprehensive in assessing PCa related HRQOL domains.
At the baseline assessment, participants were given a second set of questionnaires (IPSS and PORPUS) to complete 4 weeks after surgery.
A patient's utility for his own health can be directly elicited from patients using methods such as the standard gamble.[sup.5] Utility may also be measured indirectly, using questionnaire-based instruments, such as the EQ-5D (all diseases/health outcomes)[sup.6] or the Patient-Oriented Prostate Utility Scale (PORPUS) (prostate cancer only).[sup.7]-[sup.9]
We measured preference (i.e., utility) and non-preference-based HRQoL using the PORPUS.[sup.9] This 10-domain multi-attribute health classification system measures a patient's physical and emotional status (Appendix).
The Patient-Oriented Prostate Utility Scale (PORPUS), a validated 10-item prostate cancer specific health-related quality of life questionnaire,[sup.14,15] was prospectively self-administered by patients preoperatively and at each follow-up clinic visit.
Incontinence was defined by a single item on the PORPUS questionnaire (Table 1).