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prognosis

 [prog-no´sis]
a forecast of the probable course and outcome of an attack of disease and the prospects of recovery as indicated by the nature of the disease and the symptoms of the case. adj., adj prognos´tic.
dental prognosis forecast of the results to be achieved from any oral treatment.
medical prognosis an evaluation of the results to be achieved from any medical treatment.
nursing prognosis the application of information obtained during a nursing assessment in order to determine the prospect for altering, through nursing intervention, a client's/patient's response to illness or injury. The prognosis provides a rationale for setting priorities for meeting a particular client's/patient's nursing care needs and enhances continuity of nursing care by clearly indicating the agreed upon priorities.

prog·no·sis

(prog-nō'sis),
A forecast of the probable course and/or outcome of a disease.
[G. prognōsis, fr. pro, before, + gignōskō, to know]

prognosis

/prog·no·sis/ (prog-no´sis) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disorder.prognos´tic

prognosis

(prŏg-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. progno·ses (-sēz)
1.
a. A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
b. The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
2. A forecast or prediction: a gloomy prognosis for economic recovery.

prognosis

[prognō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, pro + gnosis, knowledge
a prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on the condition of the person and the usual course of the disease as observed in similar situations.

prognosis

A projection of the probable course and outcome of a particular condition in terms of morbidity and mortality, based on stage and symptoms, and previous experience with patients with the same disease, with or without treatment.

prognosis  

Medtalk A projection of the likely, anticipated course and outcome of a particular condition in terms of M&M based on stage and Sx, and previous experience with Pts with the same disease, with or without treatment. See Molecular prognosis, Pseudoprognosis.

prog·no·sis

(prog-nō'sis)
A forecast of the probable course and/or outcome of a disease.
[G. prognōsis, fr. pro, before, + gignōskō, to know]

prognosis

An informed medical guess as to the probable course and outcome of a disease. Prognosis is based on a knowledge of the natural history of the disease and of any special factors in the case under consideration.

Prognosis

The predicted outcome of a disease.
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prognosis

expected course/outcome of specific disease

prognosis,

n expected path of the illness.

prognosis 

The prediction of the probable course of a disease or visual anomaly based on all the relevant facts of the case. See diagnosis; sign.

prog·no·sis

(prog-nō'sis)
Forecast of probable course and/or outcome of a disease.
[G. prognōsis, fr. pro, before, + gignōskō, to know]

prognosis (prognō´sis),

n 1. the foretelling of the probable course of a disease; a forecast of the outcome of a disease.
n 2. a forecast of the probable result of a regimen of treatment.

prognosis

a forecast of the probable course and outcome of an attack of disease and the prospects of recovery as indicated by the nature of the disease and the clinical signs of the case. In keeping with modern day usage of decision making on the basis of statistics it is now becoming commonplace to give a percentage probability of a successful outcome in terms of survival, and a similar figure for probability for return to full function.

Patient discussion about prognosis

Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at www.mobility-advisor.com.

Q. One of my friends is diagnosed as prognosis. Is it related to fibromyalgia? One of my friends is diagnosed as prognosis. Is it related to fibromyalgia? What really a prognosis is? He finds it as life-impacting. So please help me to comfort him!

A. Yes he may feel as disabled and life impacting. But it’s not an all time worrying problem. Long-term follow-up studies have shown that fibromyalgia is chronic, but the symptoms may wax and wane. The impact that fibromyalgia can have on daily living activities, including the ability to work a full-time job, differs among patients. Overall, studies have shown that fibromyalgia can be as disabling and life-impacting as rheumatoid arthritis.

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