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Respiratory abbreviations

ABG arterial blood gas
AFB acid-fast bacillus / causes TB
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
BAL bronchial aveolar lavage
Bronch bronchoscopy
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CTA clear to auscultation
CXR chest x-ray
DLco diffusion in capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPI dry powder inhaler
FVC forced vital capacity
FEV1 forced expirations volume in first second
ICU intensive care unit
LLL left lower lobe of lung
LUL left upper lobe of lung
MDI metered dose inhaler
NIV noninvasive ventilation
NSCLC non-small cell lung cancer
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
Pao2 oxygen partial pressure; amount of oxygen in arterial blood
Paco2 carbon dioxide partial pressure; amount of carbon dioxide in arterial blood
PCP Pneumocystis carinii
PE pulmonary embolism
PEEP positive end expiratory pressure
PFTs pulmonary function tests
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lobe of lung
RSV respiratory syncytical virus
RUL right upper lobe of lung
SCLC small cell lung cancer
SIMV sunchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TLC total lung capacity
URI upper respiratory infection
VAP ventilation-associated pneumonia
VATS video assisted thorascopy
V/Q scan ventilation perfusion scan
Created by: mdbley