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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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.
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.
SAN DIEGO -- A fetal sacral appendage carries a guarded prognosis, especially in the setting of associated anomalies, results from a single-center study demonstrated.
Although the droppings returned to normal and the cloacitis improved, the parrot was discharged with a guarded prognosis because of the possible recurrence.
With that, he offers a guarded prognosis that depends on both our cleverness at finding new cures and our commitment to restoring ecologic wholeness.
The findings appeared in the association's report "Washington's Ailing Health Care System: Continued Decline, Guarded Prognosis.
These statistics appeared in the association's report "Washington's Ailing Health Care System: Continued Decline, Guarded Prognosis.
We have a guarded prognosis for Nureyev, and are optimistic at this time that he will resume his duties at some point.
As medical science has become increasingly refined and effective, greater numbers of children and adolescents are surviving diseases that previously carried a more guarded prognosis.
These diseases, as we might know in advance, are such as to give a guarded prognosis, and the nurse should be on the alert to observe any symptom that demands immediate attention.