As a former medical transcript
ionist, I thought I might be able to put some of that knowledge to use here by starting a word list of correctly spelled terms and medications, particularly as they relate to liver disease. I think it's important both for conveying a message in a post and for being able to research things, as well as facilitate communication with medical personnel.
Please feel free to post others and I will edit them into the master list. So to start out:A
(Please give me your advice, thanks for your advice.) Advice is a noun. It is used more often than advise (something to remember when you start to write "Thanks for the advise.")
ADVISE (Please advise me, let me advise you) Advise is a verb.
ALT = alanine (amino) transaminase
AST = aspartate aminotransferase
alkaline phosphatase (alk-phos)
hepatic encephalopathy (HE)
Lose/losing (Did you lose weight? Are you losing weight?))
Loose (These pants are loose.)
Loosing - No such word. It would be loosening: After loosening his belt, he felt more comfortable.
MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease)
metolazone (Zaroxolyn, Mykrox)
MRSA (methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus)
NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis aka fatty liver disease)
PICC line (peripherally inserted central catheter) Also shortened to PIC.
Prothrombin Time (PTT)
spironolactone (generic of Aldactone)
TEDS (thromboembolitic deterrent stockings)
TIA (transient ischemic attack or mini stroke)
TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)
trach (abbreviation for tracheotomy)
URI (upper respiratory infection)
UTI (urinary tract infection)
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Post Edited (hep93) : 9/1/2011 12:25:27 PM (GMT-6)