prognostic factor


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prognostic factor

Medtalk Any factor–eg, Pt age, family Hx, lifestyle, stage of presentation, that is weighed in determining a prognosis. See Prognosis.

prognostic factor

Any feature of a disease or of a patient's presentation that suggests that he or she will be affected for better or worse by an illness.
See also: factor
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Our retrospective study of 26 consecutive patients at a single institution over a 12-year period helped us study both risk and prognostic factors related to patient survival.
5% mortality rate, 2) the independent prognostic factors of in-ICU death were the need for vasopressors and the APCAHE II score, 3) the length of stay in the ICU, a CCI >2 and the need for vasopressors were independent predictors of death after ICU discharge.
Prognostic factors were evaluated by using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis to estimate adjusted rate ratios while adjusting for other potential determinants of death.
With respect to bone metastasis, previous studies have shown mixed results, with bone metastasis identified as a significant prognostic factor in some but not all analyses;[sup.
Despite this limitation, grade remains a very strong prognostic factor and provides data comparable to molecular signatures.
Historically, the level of invasion was correlated with survival but, on multivariate analyses, this prognostic factor loses its validity.
Patients who survived were significantly younger than those who did not survive, significantly more likely to have estrogen receptor-positive tumors, and significantly more likely to have bone rather than visceral metastases or oligometastatic disease--all of which are good prognostic factors.
The presence of metastasis was another significant prognostic factor only in log normal analysis.
In two studies, a primary colon tumour was shown to be a negative prognostic factor compared to a primary rectal cancer [1,20].