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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Prognosis

The predicted outcome of a disease.
Mentioned in: Tumor Markers
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

prog·no·sis

(prog-nō'sis)
Forecast of probable course and/or outcome of a disease.
[G. prognōsis, fr. pro, before, + gignōskō, to know]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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!

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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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