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Urology & Nephrology

Common Urology & Nephrology Abbreviations

ARF acute renal failure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cath catheterization
CC clean-catch urine sample
CRF chronic renal failure
C & S culture to sensitivity test
cysto cystoscopy
DRE digital rectal exam
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
GU genitourinary
HD hemodialysis
HPV human papilloma virus
I & O intake and output
IVP intravenous pyelogram
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
PKD polycystic kidney disease
PSA prostate-specific antigen
RP retrograde pyelogram
STD sexually transmitted disease
TUR transurethral resection
TURP transurethral resection and prostatectomy
UA, U/A urinalysis
UC urine culture
UTI urinary tract infection
VCUG voiding cystourethrography
Created by: Wolkowski