guarded prognosis

guarded prognosis

A prognosis given by a physician when the outcome of a patient's illness is in doubt.
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Medically, we call this a guarded prognosis meaning that the case could either die or recover but the situation was more grave than optimistic.
Many patients who achieve a remission and complete consolidation therapy still have a guarded prognosis. This is driven by the fact that over 50% of patients will experience a relapse, and most of them will die from AML within a year.
While brain tumors are generally benign and can be removed via surgery, they are invasive and carry a guarded prognosis for recovery.
A guarded prognosis was attributed when a perforating foreign body was found in thoracic cavity and has been penetrated from reticulum (Fubini and Ducharme, 2004).
Although prognosis is typically better for smaller lesions, and although the location of these perforations at the level of epithelial attachment and crestal bone suggested a guarded prognosis, yet MTA treatment was successful.23 These results are conducive to the present study.
Dogs with severe pancreatitis, including frequent, acute attacks, have a guarded prognosis. When their quality of life declines, owners may consider euthanasia to end their suffering.
Cats with severe pancreatitis, including frequent, acute attacks, have a guarded prognosis. When their cats' quality of life declines, owners may consider euthanasia to end their suffering.
Lavigne said the boy's condition had stabilized but that another victim had taken a turn for the worse, with doctors offering a "guarded prognosis."
Ellie added: "The turtle still has a very guarded prognosis but is now in expert care with brilliant facilities.
CONCLUSIONS: Acute subdural hematoma (SDH) is a common entity after traumatic brain injury associated with guarded prognosis and traditionally treated by surgical evacuation.
The entity of airway-centered interstitial fibrosis that is characterized by bronchiolocentric airway epithelial metaplasia (lambertosis) has not been adequately characterized but appears in most cases to have a guarded prognosis. (13,14)
SAN DIEGO -- A fetal sacral appendage carries a guarded prognosis, especially in the setting of associated anomalies, results from a single-center study demonstrated.