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Serving to predict the likely outcome of a disease or ailment; relating to a medical prognosis.
- ‘The book describes each tumor in a comprehensive approach: morphologic description, differential diagnosis, clinical aspects, and prognostic markers.’
- ‘Future developments are likely to modify the clinical manifestations, treatments, and prognostic factors of critical illness in patients with HIV infection.’
- ‘For instance, anatomic pathology prognostic data may be integrated with clinical laboratory serologic tumor markers that are graphically trended.’
- ‘Ectopic beats during the test, however, had no prognostic importance.’
- ‘Important negative prognostic factors in both conditions include patients older than 65 years, hypotension, and coma.’
- ‘Evaluation of changes in clinical and physiological variables over 6 and 12 months may provide clinicians with more accurate prognostic information than baseline values alone.’
- ‘It is probable that studies showing a strong (often statistically significant) prognostic ability are more likely to be published.’
- ‘The number of lymph nodes with metastases also has prognostic importance.’
- ‘Although many general practices have facilities for electrocardiography, the prognostic importance of common abnormalities is underappreciated.’
- ‘We found missed myocardial damage of prognostic importance in 6% of patients sent home from the emergency department.’
- ‘In earlier studies of the prognostic importance of ECG changes, sample sizes were small and the results were equivocal.’
- ‘Several of these molecular abnormalities have independent prognostic importance in the context of particular treatment regimens.’
- ‘Both patients and physicians are most interested in disease indicators that will best predict therapeutic responses and prognostic outcomes.’
- ‘However, only one prognostic study of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality comparing home and office blood pressure measurements measurements has been conducted.’
- ‘Measurement of these variables can be obtained in most practices quickly and can provide the practicing clinician with powerful prognostic information.’
- ‘At the initial assessment it is important to define factors that have prognostic importance.’
- ‘The effective management of ventilatory control abnormalities has important prognostic implications in the setting of both acute and chronic disease.’
- ‘The selection of systemic adjuvant therapy is based on prognostic and predictive factors.’
- ‘Finally, for failure to have some prognostic importance it should correlate with fatality, and we have shown that in these studies a correlation did not exist.’
- ‘Patients suffering from such poor prognostic criteria often times will benefit from lung transplantation.’
An advance indication or portent of a future event.‘a one-banded caterpillar is considered a prognostic of a mild winter’
Late Middle English: from Latin prognosticus, from Greek prognōstikos, from prognōsis (see prognosis).
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