Abbreviations Ch 12


ABGs


arterial blood gases


AFB


acid-fast bacillus


ARDS


acute respiratory distress syndrome


BAL


bronchial alveolar lavage


Bronch


bronchoscopy


COPD


chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


CPAP


continuous positive airway pressure


CPR


cardiopulmonary resuscitation


CTA


clear to auscultation


CXR


chest x-ray


DLco


diffusion in capacity of lung for carbon monoxide


DOE


dyspnea on exertion


DPI


dry powder inhaler


DPT


diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus


FEV1


forced expirations volume in first second


FVC


forced vital capacity


ICU


intensive care unit


LLL


left lower lobe (of lung)


LUL


left upper lobe (of lung)


MDI


metered-dose inhaler


NIV


noninvasive ventilation


NSCLC


non-small cell lung cancer


OSA


obstructive sleep apnea


PaCO2


CO2 partial pressure


PaO2


oxygen partial pressure


PCP


pneumocystis carinii pneumonia


PE


pulmonary embolism


PEEP


positive end expiratory pressure


PFTs


pulmonary function test


PND


paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea


PPD


purified protein derivative


RDS


respiratory distress syndrome


RLL


right lower lobe (of lung)


RSV


respiratory syncytial virus


RUL


right upper lobe (of lung)


SCLC


small cell lung cancer


SIMV


synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation


SOB


shortness of breath


TB


tuberculosis


TLC


total lung capacity


URI


upper respiratory infection


VAP


ventilation-associated pneumonia


VATS


video-assisted thorascopy


V/Qscans


ventilation-perfusion scan