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AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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A Fib

Atrial Fibrillation

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Abd

abdomen, abdominal

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Abx

antibiotics

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AMA

against medical advise

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AMS

altered metal status

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ASA

acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

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BID

twice daily

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Bilat LE

bilateral lower extremities

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BM

bowel movement

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BP

blood pressure

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CA

cancer

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft ( open heart surgery)

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CAD

coronary artery disease ( heart disease)

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CT / CAT

computerized assisted tomography

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP

chest pain

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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C-section

caesarean section

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C-spine

cervical spine

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident

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CXR

chest x-ray

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c/o

complains of

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C-Spine

cervical spine (neck)

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DKA

diabetic ketoacidosis

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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Dx

diagnosis

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Dz

disease

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EKG / ECG

electrocardiogram

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EtOH

alcohol

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FHx

family history

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Fx

fracture

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GI

gastrointestinal

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G/P/Ab

gravida/para/abortion

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GSW

gun shot wound

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GU

genitourinary

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HA

headache

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HEENT

head,eyes,ears,nose, throat

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HPI

history of present illness

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HTN

hypertension

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Hx

history

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H&H

hemoglobin and hematocrit

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H&P

history of present illness and physical exam

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I&D

incision and drainage

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IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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IUP

intrauterine pregnancy

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IVDA

iv drug abuse

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JVD

jugular vein distension

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LLE

left lower extremity

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LNMP

last normal menstrual period

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LOC

loss of consciousness

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LP

lumbar puncture

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L-spine

lumbar spine

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LUE

left upper extremity

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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MCA

motorcycle accident

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MI

myocardial infraction

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MVA/MVC

Motor vehicle accident/ collision

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N/A

not applicable

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NAD

no acute distress/ no acute disease

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NIDDM

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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NKDA

no known drug allergies

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Nml-or-nl

normal

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NSAID

non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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NSR

normal sinus rhythm

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NTG

nitroglycerin

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N/V/D

nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea

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O2 Sat

oxygen saturation

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OD

overdose

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PCP

primary care physician

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PE

pulmonary embolism

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PERRL

pupils are equal, round and reactive to light

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PO

per Os (by mouth)

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prn

as needed

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pt

patient

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PTA

prior to arrival

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PUD

peptic ulcer disease

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qd

every day

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qh

every hour

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qhs

at every bedtime

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q2h

every 2 hours

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QID

four times a day

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RLE

right lower extremity

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RLQ

right lower quadrant

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ROM

range of motion

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ROS

review of system

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RUE

right upper extremity

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RUQ

right upper quadrant

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Rx

prescription

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r/o

rule out

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SOB

shortness of breath

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s/p

status post (after)

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Sx

symptoms

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TIA

transient ischemic attack

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TID

three times a day

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TM

tympanic membrane

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T-spine

thoracic spine

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Tx

treatment

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UA

urinalysis

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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US

ultrasound

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UTD

up to date

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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WNL

within normal limits