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Respiratory Abb.

Respiratory System Abbreviations

ABGs arterial blood gasses
AFB acid fast bacillus
BAL bronchoscopy & lavage
COAD (COPD) chronic obstructive airways (pulmonary) disease
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
CPAP continuous positive airways pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR chest x-ray
DOE dyspnoea on exertion
SOB shortness of breath
ICC intercostal catheter
LLL Left lower lobe
LUL left upper lobe
NIV non-invasive ventilation
OSA obstructive sleep apnoea
PE pulmonary embolism
PET positron emission tomography
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lobe
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
RUL right upper lobe
SIMV synchronised intermittent mandatory ventilation
TLC total lung capacity
URTI upper respiratory tract infection
TB tuberculosis
Created by: Crumblethorpe