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AAA

abdominal aortic aneurysm

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ABI

ankle brachial index

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AKA

above knee amputation

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ALF

acute liver failure

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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ARDS

adult (acute) respiratory distress syndrome

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ARF

acute renal failure

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ASA

aspirin

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AV node

atrioventricular node

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AVM

arteriovenous malformation

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AVN

avascular necrosis

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BKA

below knee amputation

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BMD

bone mineral density

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BMI

body mass index

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BMT

bone marrow transplant

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BP

blood pressure

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BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy

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BPM

beats per minute

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CA

cancer

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CABG

coronary artery bypass grafting

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CT

computerized axial tomography

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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CHI

closed head injury

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CMV

cytomegalovirus

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CNS

central nervous system

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CO

cardiac output

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP

chest pain

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CP

cerebral palsy

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CRF

chronic renal failure

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CVA

cerebral vascular accident

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CVD

cardiovascular disease

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DBP

diastolic blood pressure

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DM I

type 1 diabetes mellitus

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DM II

type 2 diabetes mellitus

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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ECG

electrocardiogram

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EMG

electromyography

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ESRD

endstage renal disease

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ETOH

ethanol (alcohol)

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GBS

guillain barre syndrome

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GCS

glascow coma scale

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GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

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GI

gastrointestinal

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HA

headaches

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HD

hemodialysis

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HF

heart failure

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Hgb

hemoglobin

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HR

heart rate

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HTN

hypertension

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hx/Hx

history

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I & D

incision and drainage

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IBS

irritable bowel syndrome

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ICP

intracranial pressure

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ICU

intensive care unit

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IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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IMN

intermedullary nail

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IV

intravenous

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LOC

loss of consciousness

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LOS

length of stay

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LV

left ventricle

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LVH

left ventricular hypertrophy

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MI

myocardial infarction

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MMSE

mini mental status examination

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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MRA

magnetic resonance imaging

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MRSA

methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus

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MS

multiple sclerosis

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MVA

motor vehicle accident

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MVC

motor vehicle crash

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MVR

mitral valve replacement

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N/V

nausea and vomiting

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NCV

nerve conduction velocity

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NP

nurse practitioner

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NIDDM

noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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O2

oxygen

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OA

osteoarthritis

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ORIF

open reduction internal fixation

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OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

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PA

physician assistant

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PAD

peripheral arterial disease

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PD

parkinson’s disease

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PE

pulmonary emboli

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PMH/PMHx

past medical history

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PPE

personal protective gear

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PVD

peripheral vascular disease

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QOL

quality of life

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RA

rheumatoid arthritis

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RBC

red blood cell

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RPE

rate of perceived exertion

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RR

respiratory rate

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RV

right ventricle

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SAH

subarachnoid hemorrhage

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SaO2

arterial oxygen saturation

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