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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

(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

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.
Mentioned in: Tumor Markers

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]

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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The study found that the GCS-M approached the same test performance as the GCS for the prediction of death and unfavorable prognosis in acute severe cerebral vascular disease patients with intubation.
There was a significant correlation between tinnitus improvement and hearing recovery after treatment for SSNHL, whereas there was no relation between the degree of hearing loss and the prognosis of tinnitus.
Multiple molecular markers such as Topo, ER, PR, Cerb B-2 and Ki67 are all involved in the occurrence and development of breast cancer, and their positive expression is of great significance to clinical medication and prognosis prediction.8
Based on the answers, they classified the patients' awareness of their prognosis into one of four categories: unknown and not wanting to know; unknown but wanting to know; inaccurate awareness; and accurate awareness.
In each group, the necessary treatment was given in the form of nutrition supplementation and was observed for the prognosis.
To do the prognosis such complex systems with too many parameters impacting the prediction, the tradition analytical methods like what was done in [9] will not help.
To compare the average RS among samples with a good prognosis to those with a poor prognosis, a t test was performed.
(7) In this case, the author was uncertain about the prognosis for recovery in a patient with a lumbar disc herniation and sciatica.
For the first time since Prognosis was released, Integrated Research has extended its contact center capabilities to manage the performance of applications such as voice recognition, call distribution, computer telephony integration, and outbound dialing systems.
Prognosis: Surgery success rates for the best candidates exceed 90 percent.