Abbreviations

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, Chronic 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 DOCY.............Doxycycline

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

EBUS................Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy

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

MCTD............Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

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

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

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

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

OB................Obliterative Bronchiolitis

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

SAD................Small Airways Disease

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

UCTD.............Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

The list will updated on a regular basis.

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  • Can I please put in a small plea for my Zebra? OB: Obliterative Bronchiolitis? And SAD: Small Airways Disease?

    Thanks, we are a small group but can be quite noisy, even sometimes bumptious.

    K

  • Hi

    Done.

  • Thanks. It is also known as BO. But there are obvious reasons why I do not want to go round saying I have BO...

  • Hi

    And CB Constrictive Bronchiolitis.

  • Yup. Didn't want to overload the system... I think BO is more used in the US.

  • Request for MCTD - Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

    To help raise awareness - has caused my PF and PAH.

  • And UCTD - Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease - Cause of my Obliterative Bronchiolitis.

  • Thanks

  • Could I just ask that you add Severe after 'Chronic' Asthma, under the COPD Umbrella?

  • Thank you Stone, very useful

  • Another. Lot, good bit of reading to do, thank you again xx

  • I feel I am back at school! How am I going to learn all these abbreviations off by heart? I shall do 3 per day and add the previous days. I am sure I did better when I was at school!! Thank you Stone.

  • Hi

    It's also a pinned post right hand side of page, for continuous access.

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