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Validation of Clinical AIDS Prognostic Staging (CAPS)

Validation of Clinical AIDS Prognostic Staging (CAPS) Abstract Drs Rabeneck and Wray1 deserve to be congratulated for an excellent summary of the "state of the prognostic art" in human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). They will be pleased to know that the system by Justice et al2 for predicting mortality in patients with AIDS has been independently validated3 in a 1987 sample from the Boston (Mass) Standardized Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stone and her colleagues3 used a geographic sample consisting of all intravenous drug—using men with AIDS, all women with AIDS, and a random sample of nonintravenous drug—using men with AIDS. The study demonstrated mortality rates (P<.01) as shown in the Table. Thus, the "Justice system" has been shown to be valid and useful in a generalized setting (22 different hospitals in Boston) by independent investigators. While my colleagues and I are continuing to work on improving the prognostic power of this References 1. Rabeneck L, Wray NP. Predicting the outcomes of human immunodeficiency virus infection: how are we doing? Arch Intern Med. 1993;153:2749-2755.Crossref 2. Justice AC, Feinstein AR, Wells CK. A new prognostic staging system for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome . N Engl J Med. 1989;320:1388-1393.Crossref 3. Stone VE, Seage GR, Hertz T, Epstein AR. The relation between hospital experience and mortality for patients with AIDS . JAMA . 1992;268:2655-2661.Crossref 4. Justice AC, Aiken LH, Lake ET, Williams SV. Functional survival staging for hospitalized AIDS patients . Presented at the Ninth International Conference on AIDS; June 7-11, 1993; Berlin, Germany . Abstract. 5. Justice AC. Clinical AIDS Prognostic Staging (CAPS): An Application to Patients Under Treatment. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania; 1993. Master's thesis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Validation of Clinical AIDS Prognostic Staging (CAPS)

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 154 (18) – Sep 26, 1994

Validation of Clinical AIDS Prognostic Staging (CAPS)

Abstract

Abstract Drs Rabeneck and Wray1 deserve to be congratulated for an excellent summary of the "state of the prognostic art" in human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). They will be pleased to know that the system by Justice et al2 for predicting mortality in patients with AIDS has been independently validated3 in a 1987 sample from the Boston (Mass) Standardized Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stone and her colleagues3 used a geographic sample...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1994 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
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10.1001/archinte.1994.00420180123019
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Abstract

Abstract Drs Rabeneck and Wray1 deserve to be congratulated for an excellent summary of the "state of the prognostic art" in human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). They will be pleased to know that the system by Justice et al2 for predicting mortality in patients with AIDS has been independently validated3 in a 1987 sample from the Boston (Mass) Standardized Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stone and her colleagues3 used a geographic sample consisting of all intravenous drug—using men with AIDS, all women with AIDS, and a random sample of nonintravenous drug—using men with AIDS. The study demonstrated mortality rates (P<.01) as shown in the Table. Thus, the "Justice system" has been shown to be valid and useful in a generalized setting (22 different hospitals in Boston) by independent investigators. While my colleagues and I are continuing to work on improving the prognostic power of this References 1. Rabeneck L, Wray NP. Predicting the outcomes of human immunodeficiency virus infection: how are we doing? Arch Intern Med. 1993;153:2749-2755.Crossref 2. Justice AC, Feinstein AR, Wells CK. A new prognostic staging system for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome . N Engl J Med. 1989;320:1388-1393.Crossref 3. Stone VE, Seage GR, Hertz T, Epstein AR. The relation between hospital experience and mortality for patients with AIDS . JAMA . 1992;268:2655-2661.Crossref 4. Justice AC, Aiken LH, Lake ET, Williams SV. Functional survival staging for hospitalized AIDS patients . Presented at the Ninth International Conference on AIDS; June 7-11, 1993; Berlin, Germany . Abstract. 5. Justice AC. Clinical AIDS Prognostic Staging (CAPS): An Application to Patients Under Treatment. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania; 1993. Master's thesis.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 26, 1994

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