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As I found a few abbreviations on this forum confusing to start off with I thought I'd put this post together. If you have anymore please feel free to add

A
A&E - Accident and Emergency department
B
BAM - Bile Acid Malabsorption
BM - Bowel Movement
BP - Blood Pressure
Bag - Stoma (colostomy, ileostomy, or tracheostomy)
BTDT - Been there done that
C
CC - collagenous colitis
CD - Crohns Disease
CRP - C-Reactive Protein (inflammatory marker blood test)
CT - CAT (Computed Tomography) Scan
CTE - Computed Tomography Enterography
D
D - Diarrhea
DX - Diagnosed
E
EE - Eosinophilic Esophagitis
EIM - Extra Intestinal Manifestation
EN - Enteral Nutrition
EEN - Exclusive Enteral Nutrition
ER - Emergency Room
ESR - Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (inflammatory marker blood test)
F
FDA - US Food and Drug Administration
FWIW - For what its worth
G
GP - General Practitioner
GI - Gastroenterologist
H
Hb - Haemoglobin
I
IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
J
J-Pouch - Ileoanal Reservoir
K
L
LBFT - Large Bowel Follow Through
LC - lymphocytic colitis
LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone
Lower GI - Large Bowel Follow Through/Barium Enema
M
MC - microscopic colitis
Medication prescribing abbreviations:
>AC - (Latin- ante cibum) Before meals
>BD - (Latin- bis in die) Twice a day
>IM - Intra-Muscular
>IV - Intravenous
>MANE - (Latin- omne mane) Every Morning
>NOCTE - (Latin- omne nocte) Every Night
>O - Oral
>OD - (Latin- omne in die) Once a day
>PC - (Latin- post cibum) After meals
>PR - Per Rectum
>PRN - (Latin- pro re nata) as required
>QDS - (Latin- quater die sumendus) 4 times a day
>SC - Subcutaneous
>SL - Sublingual
>STAT - (Latin- statim) Immediately
>TDS - (Latin- ter die sumendus) three times a day
MRA - Magnetic Resonance Angiography
MRE - Magnetic Resonance Enterography
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
N
NHS - National Health Service (uk)
NG - Naso Gastric
O
OP - Original poster
op - Operation
Ostomate - An individual who has had surgery to create an opening on their abdomen to discharge feces or urine.
P
PBS - Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Pill Cam - Capsule Endoscopy
Post-op - After (post) surgery (op/operation)
Pred - prednisone / prednisolone
Pre-op - Before (Pre) surgery (op/operation)
Prep - Foul liquid (there are many different ones ex: GoLYTELY) that induce diarrhea before a colonoscopy etc.
PSC - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
PVT - Portal Vein Thrombosis
Px - Prescribed
Q
R
RA - Rheumatoid Arthritis
Remi - Remicade
Rheumy - Rheumatoid Arthritis Specialist
Rx/ Rx'd - prescription/ prescribed
S
SBFT - Small Bowel Follow Through
SCD - Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Scope - Colonoscpy, Endoscopy or Ileoscope
SeHCAT Scan - selenium homocholic acid taurine - test for Bile Acid Malabsorption
Stoma - Colostomy, Ileostomy, or Tracheostomy
T
Temp - Temperature
TI - Terminal Ileum
TPN - Total Parenteral Nutrition
Tx - Treatment
U
UC - ulcerative colitis
UP- Ulcerative Proctitis
Upper GI - Small Bowel Follow Through/Barium Swallow
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection
V
VO- Verbal or Voice Order
W
WB- Whole Blood
WBC- White Blood Cell or Count
X
Y
Yr- Year
YTD- Year to Date
Z


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08-29-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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This is a wonderful idea. There must be a lot of confusion for some greenies.
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08-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Thankyou so much and if anyone wants to add to the list, that would be great such as procedures you're having done and what they do, etc.... Thankyou all, Teresa
08-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Agreed. Fabulous idea. Thank you!
08-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Agreed. Fabulous idea. Thank you!
There is a wiki I didn't know about. So you can look there as well. Glad you liked my idea! TTeresa
10-02-2014, 02:55 PM   #5
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What is EEN? Related to EN I suppose...
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10-02-2014, 02:58 PM   #6
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What is EEN? Related to EN I suppose...
Exclusive enteral nutrition - see for instance here for an article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3837264/
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