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Abbreviations

TermDefinition
CA carcinoma
chemo chemotherapy
Dx diagnosis
METS (mets) metastases
Px prognosis
XRT radiation therapy
WBC white blood cell
PCXR portable chest x-ray
CXR chest x-ray
ant anterior
AP anteroposterior
inf inferior
lat lateral
LLQ left lower quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
med medial
PA posteroanterior
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
sup superior
BCC basal cell carcinoma
bx biopsy
CMV cytomegalovirus
CA-MRSA community associated MRSA infection
HA-MRSA healthcare associated MRSA infection
I&D incision and drainage
MRSA methacillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
SCC squamous cell carcinoma
SLE systemic lupus erythematosis
staph staphylococcus
strep streptococcus
subcut subcutaneous
TD transdermal
ABGs arterial blood gases
AFB acid-fast bacilli
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
C&S culture and sensitivity
CAP community acquired pneumonia
CF cystic fibrosis
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CT computed tomography
CXR chest x-ray
flu influenza
HAP hospital acquired pneumonia
IPF idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
LLL left lower lobe
LTB laryngotracheobronchitis
LUL left upper lobe
O2 oxygen
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
PE pulmonary embolism
PFM peak flow meter
PFTs pulmonary function tests
PSG polysomnography
RLL right lower lobe
RML right middle lobe
RUL right upper lobe
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
VQ lung/ventilation perfusion scan
BiPAP bilevel positive airway pressure
CPT chest physiotherapy
DPI dry powder inhaler
HME heat/moisture exchanger
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
MDI metered dose inhaler
NIPPV noninvasive positive pressure ventilation
PEP positive expiratory pressure
SVN small volume nebulizer
VAP ventilator associated pneumonia
ARF acute renal failure
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cath catheterization, catheter
CKD chronic kidney disease
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
HD hemodialysis
OAB overactive bladder
SG specific gravity
UA urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
VCUG voiding cystourethrogram
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
BOO bladder outlet obstruction
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
DRE digital rectal exam
ED erectile dysfunction
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
LUTS lower urinary tract symptoms
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PVP photoselective vaporization of the prostate gland
RP radical prostatectomy
STD sexually transmitted disease
STI sexually transmitted infection
TRUS transrectal ultrasound
TUIP transurethral incision of the prostate gland
TUMT transurethral microwave thermotherapy
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate gland
A&P repair anterior and posterior colporrhaphy
BC birth control
Cx cervix
D&C dilation & curettage
FCC fibrocystic breast changes
GYN gynecology
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingogram
IUD intrauterine device
IUS intrauterine system
LAVH laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy
PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMS premenstrual syndrome
SHG sonohysterography
TAH/BSO total abdominal hysterectomy/ bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
TLH total laparoscopic hysterectomy
TSS toxic shock syndrome
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
TVS transvaginal sonography
UAE uterine artery embolism
AB abortion
CS, C-section cesarian section
CVS chorionic villus sampling
DOB date of birth
EDD estimated (expected) date of delivery
FAS fetal alcohol syndrome
IVF in-vitro fertilization
LMP last menstrual period
multip multipara
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
primip primipara
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
VBAC vaginal birth after cesarian section
ACS acute coronary syndrome
AFib atrial fibrillation
AICD automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
aPTT activated partial thromboplastin time
AV atrioventricular
BP blood pressure
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC and DIFF complete blood count and differential
CCU coronary care unit
CPK creatine phosphokinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DSA digital subtraction angiography
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
Hct hematocrit
HF heart failure
Hgb hemoglobin
HHD hypertensive heart disease
HTN hypertension
IV intravenous
MI myocardial infarction
PAD peripheral artery disease
PT prothrombin time
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RBC red blood cell
SPECT single-photon emission computed tomography
TEE transesophageal echocardiogram
WBC white blood cell
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