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  Centre for Health Evidence
Prognosis refers to the possible outcomes of a disease and the frequency with which they can be expected to occur (eg death in a patient with dementia).
When comparing the prognosis of two groups of patients, investigators should consider whether their clinical characteristics are similar, and adjust the analysis for any differences they find.
For example, in a study from Framingham which examined the prognosis of Q-wave versus non-Q-wave first myocardial infarction, the investigators adjusted for age, sex, and the presence of hypertension, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure, and cardiovascular disease prior to the infarct [11].
www.cche.net /usersguides/prognosis.asp   (3961 words)

 Prognosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prognosis (older Greek πρόγνωσις, modern Greek πρόγνωση - literally fore-knowing, foreseeing) is a medical term denoting the doctor's prediction of how a patient's disease will progress, and whether there is chance of recovery.
Knowing the prognosis helps determine whether it makes more sense to attempt certain treatments or to withhold them, and thus plays an important role in end-of-life decisions.
For the great 19th century physicians, particularly the French school, the main aim of medicine was not to cure disease, but rather to diagnose it and achieve a satisfying prognosis of the patient's chances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prognosis   (265 words)

 The Prophetic Art of Prognosis
The customary role of prognosis in clinical trials has been to ensure that patients of similar illness severity are compared, as groups of patients with an equivalent average prognosis (e.g., for death) are formed by the randomization process.
Prognosis is a fundamental, though implicit, basis for many theoretical and practical ethical decisions in medical care, and prognostic uncertainty may complicate such decisions considerably.
Prognosis also profoundly affects decisions to initiate, withhold or terminate life support for critically ill newborns and adults, and it figures in the discussions about these decisions that doctors have with patients' families.
fathom.lib.uchicago.edu /1/777777121830   (2776 words)

 Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms and Treatment > The Standard for the Prognosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports that the current model for determining the prognosis for malignant pleural mesothelioma is a valid tool for determining high and low-risk patients for clinical trial participation.
Prognosis depends on how early the cancer is found and how aggressively it is treated.
The current model for determining the prognosis for MPM is known as the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Model (EORTC) and is used to predict survival in MPM.
www.emaxhealth.com /111/3429.html   (383 words)

 Prognosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It's important to note that none of this is hard fact, and it doesn't apply to rapidly-progressive cases with extensive crescents on the biopsy.
The amount of glomerulosclerosis (scarring of the glomeruli) at the time of biopsy may be an indicator of prognosis.
It took the author of this website 25 years to reach the stage where dialysis was needed, after the first discovery of blood in the urine during a routine medical examination.
www.igan.ca /id41.htm   (589 words)

 Breast cancer prognosis
The favorable prognosis of nonpalpable invasive carcinomas relative to palpable ones and of screening-detectedversus nonscreening-detected cancers is easily explained by their smaller size.
The group concluded that operable breast cancers that were diploid, even up to a DNA index of 1.3, had a favorable prognosis compared with aneuploid tumors but that the advantage was small and tended not to survive as a prognostic determinant in multivariate analyses because of the correlation of ploidy with more powerful prognostic factors.
Patients with an excellent prognosis include women with DCIS and women with negative axillary nodes whose invasive carcinomas are less than 1.0 cm in diameter or who have special histologic types of carcinoma less than 3.0 cm in diameter.
www.danaise.com /breast.html   (3853 words)

 Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
Investigators making judgements about the clinical outcomes may have to be "blinded" to the patient characteristics and prognostic factors in order to eliminate possible bias in their observations.
In comparing the prognosis of the 2 study groups, researchers should consider whether or not the patients clinical characteristics are similar.
Prognosis of a disease refers to its possible outcomes and the likelihood that each one will occur.
www.hsl.unc.edu /Services/Tutorials/EBM/Supplements/EvidPrognosis.htm   (345 words)

 Prognosis Software Development
In general Prognosis maintains the policy that no refunds will take place in view of the fact that Prognosis offers many ways of evaluating the software before purchase.
Prognosis will consider a refund when the software contains bugs that prevent the customer from using it normally, as long as these bugs are not due to bugs in other programs, and not due to the operating system or the hardware nor data of the user.
Although -according to the License agreement -the sole obligation of Prognosis is to provide programming and technical support, Prognosis will refund the customer if it is not able to repair the software within 2 weeks after notification.
www.prognosis.nl /web2002/order/refundpolicy.html   (480 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis
In the Relapsing/Remitting subgroup, a longer first inter-attack interval was associated with a better prognosis; however, overall number of relapses in the first two years of the disease was of no prognostic value.
The presence of OligoClonal Banding in the CerebroSpinal Fluid and a Cerebral MRI 'strongly suggestive' or 'suggestive' of MS in the early phases of the disease were associated with a higher probability of a worse outcome.
Prognosis of the natural course of Multiple Sclerosis is most often measured on Kurtzke's Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), a non-linear scale over 20 steps, heavily weighted on mobility.
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 Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics - National Cancer Institute
Many factors affect a person’s prognosis, including the type, location, and stage of the disease, as well as the person’s age, general health, and response to treatment.
A prognosis gives an idea of the likely course and outcome of a disease—that is, the chance that a patient will recover or have a recurrence (return of the cancer).
Some of the most important are the type and location of the cancer, the stage of the disease (the extent to which the cancer has metastasized, or spread), or its grade (how abnormal the cancer cells look and how quickly the cancer is likely to grow and spread).
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/support/prognosis-stats   (711 words)

 CFS-Information International | prognosis
A 9 year follow-up study: complete recovery from CFS is rare and that patients with less severe illness at the initial clinic visit are more likely to have a positive prognosis for recovery,  Pheley et al., 1999.
The prognosis for an improvement in symptoms is less gloomy, cairns.hotopf05.txt,
The prognosis of the most sick CFS patients was not encouraging news, Hill et al., 1999, and Tiersky et al., 2001.
www.cfids-cab.org /cfs-inform/Prognosis/prognosis.html   (771 words)

 AHMF: References for prognosis
Bombardier CH, Buchwald D. Outcome and prognosis of patients with chronic fatigue vs chronic fatigue syndrome.
A female predominance was noted in those meeting the CDC case definition for CFS, whereas males predominated in patients diagnosed as having prolonged or idiopathic fatigue.
The proportion of patients with functional impairment was significantly smaller with longer follow up (33% (11/33) at two to four years, 73% (29/40) at six weeks to six months; chi 2 for trend = 12.5, df = 1; p less than 0.05).
www.ahmf.org /database/prognosis.html   (1960 words)

 Prognosis, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Prognosis was established in 1989 to provide business intelligence services exclusively to clients involved in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
Prognosis maintains relationships with thousands of industry, clinical and regulatory experts.
This background enables Prognosis to fully consider all of the technological, regulatory, marketing and financial conditions which are unique to the medical industry.
www.prognosis.net /background.html   (121 words)

 New York Thyroid Center: Prognosis Staging for Thyroid Cancer
Unlike other types of cancer, the prognosis of differentiated thyroid cancer largely depends on the age of the patient at the time it is diagnosed.
Young people rarely die of their disease regardless of whether the surrounding lymph nodes were affected, some of the tumor is not removed, the tumor extends into the veins or outside of the tissue which encapsulates it.
It was developed to determine the prognosis of patients with papillary thyroid cancer.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/thyroid/staging.html   (1061 words)

Prognosis was founded in 1999 by Shane Wolfe and Zack Gormley.
Prognosis went on hiatus while Shane worked with other projects and performed as a live member for another band.
Instead the new Prognosis is a reflection of the civil unrest and violence of the surrounding world.
www.myspace.com /digitalprognosis   (410 words)

 Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis Can be More Hopeful
When your doctor gave you the initial pancreatic cancer prognosis, it may have erred on the side of caution.
Yes, the pancreatic cancer prognosis may be serious, however, the pancreatic cancer prognosis is not without hope.
Hope that your pancreatic cancer prognosis doesn't mean an end to life as you know it.
www.cancercenter.com /pancreatic-cancer-prognosis.htm   (424 words)

 Prognosis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
The prognosis predicts the outcome of a disease and therefore the future for the patient.
His prognosis is grim, for example, while hers is good.
Hippocrates used the word prognosis, much as we do today, to mean a foretelling of the course of a disease.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5061   (155 words)

 Stomach Cancer Prognosis: Treatment Options
No matter what your stomach prognosis is, it is likely to raise several important questions.
A stomach cancer prognosis is made up of many factors, including the size and location of the tumor, whether the disease has spread to another part of the body, your age, and general health.
Based on your stomach cancer prognosis, your CTCA treatment team will work with you to devise a treatment plan that fights the cancer on all fronts, while treating you as a whole person and respecting your unique needs.
www.cancercenter.com /stomach-cancer-prognosis.htm   (439 words)

 Prognosis of Headache - WrongDiagnosis.com
Prognosis of Headache: Depends on subtype and cause of headache; common headache usually harmless.
Prognosis for Headache: About 90 percent of chronic headache patients can be helped.
The prognosis of Headache may include the duration of Headache, chances of complications of Headache, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Headache, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Headache.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /h/headache/prognosis.htm   (212 words)

 Alibris: Prognosis
Drawing on his experiences both as a doctor and as a sociologist, Christaki examines the reasons doctors shirk the difficult questions and the practical and emotional difficulties of prognosis.
Providing a cost-effective treatment model that is respectful of patients' needs, their strengths, and their limitations, this book presents the first dynamic and coherent approach to group treatment for the chronically mentally ill. By structuring members' variable attendance, the flexibly bound model, which utilizes group dynamic principles to...
"Machine Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis" presents the basic foundations for fault diagnosis and prognosis and the newly emerging discipline of "intelligent maintenance and condition-based diagnosis." It details the methods required to understand the physics of failure mechanisms in materials, structures, and rotating equipment, and it also presents...
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Prognosis   (761 words)

 List of fictional films in Seinfeld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prognosis Negative is another film mentioned in the dialogue of several episodes, and in at least one episode a movie poster for it is visible.
Such fictional works were a recurring gag in the series, but Prognosis Negative had its roots in an actual screenplay written by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David in the 1980s.
Prognosis Negative is also the name of a San Antonio, Texas rock band.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prognosis_Negative   (1876 words)

 National MS Society | Sourcebook: Prognosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nevertheless, a few patients with very severe disability may die prematurely of infectious complications (such as pneumonia) so that the overall life expectancy is only 95% of normal.
Several studies have shown that people who have few attacks in the first several years after diagnosis, long intervals between attacks, complete recovery from attacks, attacks that are sensory in nature (i.e., numbness, tingling, visual loss), and nearly normal neurological examinations after 5 years tend to do better.
Researchers are currently trying to identify more precise indicators of the prognosis or predicted disease activity.
www.nationalmssociety.org /Sourcebook-Prognosis.asp   (459 words)

Prognosis has more than mastered the local rock scene drawing a substantially larger crowd than practically any other local band in the Houston area and quite possibly giving all of local hard rock bands in Texas a run for their money.
Not only has Prognosis had a successful radio career, they have been nominated for the prestigious Houston Press Awards for Best Metal joining artists in a variety of other categories such as Mike Jones(Swisha House/Warner Bros), Hayes Carll, The Finalist, and Michael Haaga(Deadhorse, and The plus and minus show).
Prognosis anticipated debut album, Unspoken was recorded at the historic SugarHill Recording Studios(The Rolling Stones, Smashmouth, Janis Joplin, Big Bopper, Freddy Fender and Destinys Child) in Houston Texas.
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 Products & Solutions | PROGNOSIS
PROGNOSIS is an integrated suite of precise performance monitoring and management solutions for your business-critical computer systems and applications.
Because each PROGNOSIS solution is built on the same proven architecture, they work together seamlessly.
PROGNOSIS helps Boston Equities Exchange stay nimble in an automated world
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 Investor relations | PROGNOSIS
The company’s suite of products is sold under the PROGNOSIS brand and is used by many of the world’s largest companies to monitor and manage critical technology environments, including:
Integrated Research has sold its PROGNOSIS software internationally since the company was founded in 1988.
Currently PROGNOSIS is used by nearly a third of all Global 1000 organizations to monitor and optimize computer performance and reliability.
www.ir.com   (225 words)

 Prognosis - Contact the California Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorneys of Clapper & Patti
Prognosis - Contact the California Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorneys of Clapper and Patti
Because of the latent period between asbestos exposure and the diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer - often several decades - the patient can usually expect to live only one year longer.
While all forms of mesothelioma have been widely documented, most cases are of the epithelioid type (50-70 percent).
www.mesotheliomaresource.net /html/prognosis.html   (439 words)

 Prognosis, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Prognosis was founded in 1989 to provide business intelligence services to the medical industry.
We are proud to support and participate in the activities of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals and the Pharmaceutical Market Research Group.
Prognosis consultants have extensive experience gathering and analyzing medical business intelligence.
www.prognosis.net   (101 words)

 Canine Distemper - Prevention & Prognosis - AnimalHealthChannel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Contaminated objects and living areas should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a 1:30 bleach-water solution.
Prognosis depends on the strain of canine distemper virus and the dog's immune response.
After the initial fever subsides, the disease can progress in a number of ways.
www.animalhealthchannel.com /distemper/prevention.shtml   (446 words)

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