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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprognosisprog‧no‧sis /prɒɡˈnəʊsɪs $ prɑːɡˈnoʊ-/ noun (plural prognoses /-siːz/) [countable]  1 Ma doctor’s opinion of how an illness or disease will developdiagnosisgood/poor prognosis Doctors said Blake’s long-term prognosis is good.2 formalPREDICT a judgment about the future, based on information or experienceprognosis of a hopeful prognosis of the country’s future development
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prognosisThese results suggest that underlying health is much more important than age in determining prognosis after hospital care with community-acquired pneumonia.The single most important determinant of future prognosis remains left ventricular function.Her prognosis, by any reasonable medical standards, was very poor.Doctors say his prognosis is good, and they expect a full recovery.His prognosis for one-year survival is five per cent.The report's prognosis for unemployment was very pessimistic.By the early 1990s the prognosis for Communism wasn't at all good.What is the prognosis for that?Well, doctor, what's the prognosis?Where ownership is not committed to long-term success, the prognosis for ongoing performance improvement is poor.The prognosis is perhaps for a euro recovery, but how far is it likely to move?The prognosis was given as extremely negative.good/poor prognosisThis syndrome carried a poor prognosis.Older children have a better prognosis because their immune system is better developed.These risk factors have been linked to a poor prognosis.A retrospective study showed that amiodarone was associated with a better prognosis in patients with documented ventricular tachycardia on electrocardiographic monitoring.While it is clear that specific genetic alterations serve as prognostic indicators, not all correlate with a poor prognosis.Cancer vaccines can cause an advanced tumor to shrink while patients with a poor prognosis can remain in remission.The poorer prognosis for linear growth among boys who develop Crohn's disease before puberty has not been previously reported.This presentation implies a very poor prognosis despite treatment, as was the case in six patients in this series.
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