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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Medical Abbreviations II

This are the list of common medical abbreviations that I've learned throughout this semester.

Cardiorespiratory
STEMI - ST elevation of myocardial infarction
NSTEMI - Non ST elevation of myocardial infarction
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
HOCM - Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Orthopaedics
# NOF - Fracture neck of femur
ORIF - Open reduction and internal fixation
DDH - Developmental dysplasia of the hip
SUFE - Slipped upper femoral epiphysis
FOOSH - Fall on outstretched hand

Rheumatology
RA - Rheumatoid Arthritis
OA - Osteoarthritis
AS - Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dermatology
BCC - Basal cell carcinoma
SCC - Squamous cell carcinoma
HSV - Herpes simplex virus
VZV - Varicella Zoster virus
PDT - Photo Dynamic Therapy
PUVA - Psoralen and ultraviolet A

Endocrinology
NPDR - Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
PDR - Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
HONK - Hyper osmolar non-ketotic
IRMA - Intra-retinal Microvascular Abnormalities

Vascular Surgery
ABI - ankle brachial index
AT - anterior tibial
DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis
CVI - Chronic Venous Insufficiency
PT - posterior tibial
PA - peroneal artery
TOS - thoracic outlet syndrome
PTA - Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty

Nephrology
RAS - Renal Artery Stenosis
GN - Glomerulonephritis
MCGN - Minimal Change Glomerulonephritis
TBMN - Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy
FSGS - Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
RPGN - Rapidly Progressive Glomerulo Nephritis

Urology
BNO - Bladder Neck Obstruction
BPH - Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
TRUS - Trans-Rectal Ultrasound
PSA - Prostate Specific Antigen
DRE - Digital Rectal Examination

Related link: Medical Abbreviations in Semester 8.

2 comments:

diya said...

uhu. sangat pelik perkataan2 itteww :p [teringat cite House :D]

hafiz238 said...

semua ni memang nampak pelik kalau tak selalu dengar :)