Abbreviations and Links

As request by Huggs with Contribution from Blackly C, Puffthemajicdragon,cofdrop, Offcut.

6MWT............Six minute walk test

A1AD.......... .Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency emphysema

Ab..................Asthmatic Bronchitis

ABE...............Acute Bacteria Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

ABG.............. Arterial blood gasses

ABPA.............Allergic Broncho pulmonary Aspergillosis

Abs................Antibiotics

Ambulatory....Oxygen therapy when exercising and moving about

Amox ............Amoxillin

AMU..............Acute medical unit

ARDS............Acute respiratory distress disease

Az................Azithromycin

BED...............Breath easy day

BiPAP............Bi-level positive airway pressure

BLF...............British Lung Foundation

BODE............Body Mass Index, Airflow Obstruction, Dyspnoea and Exercise Capacity

Bronchi.........Bronchiectasis

CAD..............Chronic Airways Disease

CF................Cystic Fibrosis

Cipro.............Ciprofloxacin

Co-amox........CoAmoxiclav/Augmentin

COP.................Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia

COPD...........Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD...........Umbrella term for Chronic Asthma, Bronchitis, and Emphysema

CPAP.............Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

CPET............Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test

CPN...............Community Psychiatric Nurse

CXR..............Chest X-Ray

DLA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Disability Living Allowance

DLCO...........Diffusing Capacity of the lung for Carbon Dioxide

Doxy..............Doxycycline

Dx..................Diagnosis

EMA...............European Medicines Agency

ENT................Ear Nose and Throat

ESA.................Employment support Allowances

FVC.................Forced Vital Capacity (total amount blown in one breath)

FEV1...............Forced Expiratory Volume (in 1 second breathing out)

GERD.............Gastroesophageal reflux disease

GORD.............Gastro-esophageal reflux disease

HCP................Health Care Professional

HOOF.............Home Oxygen Order Form

ILD..................Interstitial Lung Disease

IPF..................Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

IPH................Idiopathic Pulmonary Haemosiderosis

JSA ................Job Seekers Allowance

LAM................Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

LOX ...............Liquid Oxygen

LTOT..............Long Term Oxygen Therapy

LPR................Laryngeal/Pharyngeal Reflux

LPM ...............litres Per Minute (oxygen dosage)

LVRS..............Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

NHS...............National Health Service

NSIP..............Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia

NICE..............National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

O2..................Oxygen

OBA...............Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

PAH...............Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

PE..................Pulmonary Embolism

PF..................Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pred...............Prednisolone

PH..................Pulmonart Hypertension

PIP.................Personal Independent Payment

PLB................Pursed Lip Breathing

POC...............Portable Oxygen Concentrator

PPI.................Proton Pump Inhibitors

PR..................Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pseudo...........Pseudomonas

RLD................Restrictive Lung Disease

RTIs................Respiratory Tract infections

RSV................Respiratory syncytial virus

Sat’s...............Oxygen Saturation

SOB..............Short of Breath

STOT............Short Term Oxygen Therapy

TLC...............Total Lung CapacityTender loving care.

TOC..............Transportable Oxygen Concentrator.

Tobi...............Tobramycin

The list will updated on a regular basis.

A1AD patient.co.uk/health/alpha-...

Aspergillosis nhs.uk/Conditions/Aspergill...

ARDS nhs.uk/Conditions/acute-res...

BLF blf.org.uk/Home

COPD nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-o...

CF cysticfibrosis.org.uk/

GERD/GORD webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/gu...

PF nhs.uk/Conditions/pulmonary...

PAH nhs.uk/Conditions/pulmonary...

PE nhs.uk/conditions/pulmonary...

Pulomonary Rehabilitation/Home Oxygen therapy/Exercise

PR nhs.uk/video/pages/pulmonar...

Exercise healthunlocked.com/blf/post...

Oygen nhs.uk/Conditions/home-oxyg...

Benefits

PIP pip-assessment.support/#mai...

PIP advicenow.org.uk/guides/how...

Social isolation

Age UK 0800 169 2082

Contact the Elderly 0800 716543

Friends of the Elderly 0330 332 1110

Video links

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  • this is super, but I can't figure out how to print the page...I just haven't got anything that says print, or any printer drawing, etc.....help needed. If not, then I will write them all down on a piece of paper......

  • Ctrl and P together will take you to the printer page :-)

  • thank you thank you:)

  • ive printed this from my laptop

  • This is great work. Too annoying if I add another?

    CPET - Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test

  • Added

  • Yippee with creakykneed's help I have managed to copy it...thank you very much for the list.:)

  • not sure if my thanks were sent to stone and creakykneed I am getting mixed up with the keys..THANK YOU! :)

  • Wow this is great! how about BED Breathe Easy Day, I hope everyone has one tomorrow! :) huff xxxxx

  • Added

  • Brilliant. I've asked Admin if this can be posted on the right of the page as a permanent feature so it can be referred to easily and to save everyone printing it out.

    qbjb (smiler)

  • Many thanks Stone, and those who asked the questions. Good suggestion by qbjb for the mods to pin this list for ease of access

    Sorry to be a late contributor but one or two more suggestions:

    O2 = is this too obvious?!

    6MWT = six minute walk test

    Pred = prednisolone

    Bronch = bronchiectasis

    Re reflux:

    GORD/GERD (GERD is called GORD in UK, as different spelling)

    (Following might feel too specialised so happy for you to judge -

    LPR = laryngeal/pharyngeal reflux, this is silent reflux which lots of peeps with COPD have

    PPI = proton pump inhibitors (class of drugs used to suppressing stomach acid)

    HELL = exacerbation ;)

  • Added thanks

  • Been thinking we need something like this for a long time! Can you add

    Azi -azithromycin

  • Argh. Grrrr! Ban them all I say. what's wrong with people bothering to give the full description in the first place? At my advanced age life is too difficult just coping with everyday things!

    But having said that, it is obvious others like the idea.

    TTFN

    Emmo

  • Would be great if BLF could publish this on their website. Do any moderators read the posts?

  • Oh, just seen the other posts saying the same thing!

  • This is what I sent:

    "Can this list of abbreviations be put on the right of page as a permanent feature please? It would save everybody printing it out and be easily available for use. Ideally, amendments and additions could be made too."

    Would be great if we can add to list as we think of things - or even invent new ones (HELL - good one 02Trees lol)

    Keep fingers crossed!

    qbjb (Smiler)

  • If your fingers and toes are seizing up (ouch!) then try a follow-up - the reference is Case #[[f7ecd63b3376e071163277a2d4d915449cdfc04e-248141855]].

    ... and relax (lol)

    Smiler xxx

  • Yes, it was my wee Felix causing me to think I was having a heart attack. Well, he is a big cat actually which would account for the pressure on my chest.

    I have just taken my Spriva for today with no mishaps! I surely can't be the only one who has swallowed it by mistake? There must be others!

    My neck is a lot better than yesterday, but still painful. At least my head is in the correct position now, which helps! lol. Take care, hugs xxx

  • Hi again Smiler,

    Have you noticed that the abbreviations list is now pinned by community admin at the top of the page at the right hand side. I only noticed that, after I had posted a long appeal to everyone to email or pm the admin (Michael) to support the venture for the list to be a permanent feature.

    I spent quite a long time on my appeal post, read it, read it again, submitted it and then immediately noticed that the list was pinned on the page.!! Typical isn't it? However, I edited my post with an update, and then asked members to still contact admin, in order to make sure that they realised how much it was wanted, and that it remained there. That's what I call a result. A lot of people helped and contributed, so we all came together for this. Thanks again for your support which was greatly appreciated. love and hugs xxx

  • Hi Stone, That very obvious thought believe it or not occurred to me in the middle of the night. You know how things do that sometimes.? Thanks Stone, and I have been told that the list is not permanent. We will have to see about that! hugs xx

  • Thanks Stone - only just recently on new format and didn't realise I could delete! (D'uh!). Have got rid now.

  • Just thinking ... would you mind updating the list when new suggestions are posted, Stone? You're the only person who can edit it (like we can only delete our own posts, which is why I thought of it).

    Smiler

  • I could think of a few more but would probably be thrown off the site lol

  • Hehe!

  • This is great thank you very much x

  • Have added twice to this list but my abbreviation doesn't get included . I know it's a rare condition but it is worthy of inclusion - IPH - Idiopathic Pulmonary Haemosiderosis .

  • Added thanks

  • wow thank you so helpful xx

  • Suggested my husbands condition should be included a couple of times but it is still not there so here goes - IPH ( Idiopathic Pulmonary Haemosiderosis .)

  • Hi

    Added thanks.

  • Have a look at his link to a video for breathing exercises, I find it very helpful, thought you may consider adding to the links here.

  • Added thanks.

  • Thank you all so much for going to the bother of preparing this, it is really helpful. I found it by chance as not very good at navigating my way round the site yet, have been reading for months but only just got up courage to join in posts.

  • I would like to say a big thank you to those that contributed to the list ,I have used it on a number of occasions now. A lot of the regulars use the abbreviated words when describing conditions or meds, which sometimes I am not sure of. I suppose I will know I am an old hand when I start doing the same.

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