prognostic factor


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prognostic factor

Medtalk Any factor–eg, Pt age, family Hx, lifestyle, stage of presentation, that is weighed in determining a prognosis. See Prognosis.

prognostic factor

Any feature of a disease or of a patient's presentation that suggests that he or she will be affected for better or worse by an illness.
See also: factor
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Our data illustrated that there was significant impact of baseline prognostic factors such as Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Haemoglobin and albumin on the survival of patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Univariate analysis of categorical prognostic factors was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method and a log rank test, whereas a Cox proportional hazards model was used for continuous variables.
Primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a retrospective study with emphasis on prognostic factors and treatment outcome.
[2] determined that peripheral localization and pleural involvement were significant prognostic factors in N1 disease.
Oosterhuis et al., "Prognostic factors for the outcome of chemotherapy in advanced soft tissue sarcoma: an analysis of 2,185 patients treated with anthracycline-containing first-line regimens--a European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group Study," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
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In conclusion, we demonstrated for the first time that the preoperative Fib/Alb ratio is a useful prognostic factor for assessing HCC patients following curative resection, particularly for patients without microvascular invasion.
Prognostic factors for outcome to salvage HDCT were initially reported on small number of patients at individual centers treated with one specific regimen limiting the generalizability of the findings.
Univariate analysis identified Karnofsky PS (p = 0.005), liver metastasis (p = 0.01), and NLR [greater than or equal to] 5 (p = 0.005) as significant prognostic factors for poor OS.
We also analyzed the association between maximum standardized uptake values ([SUV.sub.max]) and prognostic factors based on final pathology.
(23.) Hishida T, Yoshida J, Maeda R, Ishii G, Aokage K, Nishimura M et al.Prognostic impact of intratumoural microvascular invasion and microlymphatic permeation on node-negative non-small cell lung cancer: which indicator is the stronger prognostic factor? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2013; 43(4): 772-7.
"Severe bulging is, however, a sign that is difficult to miss even for a less experienced otoscopist, and therefore this prognostic factor as an indication for antimicrobial treatment could be easily applied into clinical practice."