common abbreviations

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Re : common abbreviations

Postby jenndola » Fri Jun 04, 2004 00:33 am

I hope you don't mind if I barge in for a moment...

It's actually just called Antiphospholipid Syndrome, or APS for short. It can occur as a primary autoimmune disorder or as a secondary autoimmune disorder (usually secondary to SLE, the most common form of lupus). The confusion between the APS and lupus comes from the fact that the most commonly tested-for antiphospholipid antibodies are anticardiolipin antibody and lupus anticoagulant. The latter makes you think of lupus, but you can have the lupus anticoagulant (which was thus named because it was originally discovered in patients with lupus) or anticardiolipin antibodies without having lupus. Antiphospholipid antibodies tend to make a patient hypercoagulable, which is why pregnant patients with APS are treated with heparin or Lovenox, which is a low molecular weight heparin.

This brief rheumatology lesson brought to you by the letter "B"...as in blood clot, which is why I had to learn all of this stuff in the first place!

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Re : common abbreviations

Postby deerhart » Tue Mar 30, 2004 03:09 pm

Lupus is an autoimmune disease
Lupus Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome is a different item, but related to lupus (I bleieve the same protiens that are released into the blood with lupus are released with the antibody syndrome).

LAS is usually most associated with multiple miscarriages.

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Re : common abbreviations

Postby gossamer » Tue Mar 30, 2004 07:23 am

Don't forget HELLP
H-Hemolysis
EL-ELevated Liver Enzymes
LP-Low Platlets
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Re : common abbreviations

Postby mada » Tue Mar 30, 2004 07:06 am

Is Lupus a blood clotting disorder? I thought it was an auto-immune disease....Maybe there are a few kinds of Lupus?

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Re : common abbreviations

Postby deerhart » Tue Mar 30, 2004 06:58 am

MTHFR
Factor 5
Lupus Antiphospholipid

Are all different blood clotting disorders that are commonly mentioned here

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Re : common abbreviations

Postby laura » Sat Mar 27, 2004 08:25 pm

These are some of the other conditions some of our members have encountered during their pregnancies. Some are associated with hypertensive pregnancies, some are not.

subchorionic hemmorage-
http://www.drspock.com/faq/0,1511,8334,00.html

ITP- idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, condition that causes low platelets can occur during pregnancy
http://www.itppeople.com

obstetric choleostasis of pregnancy- pregnancy liver condition that can be another cause of elevated liver enzymes:
http://www.itchymoms.com

hyperemesis gravidarium:
http://www.hyperemesis.org

placental abruption: when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 000901.htm

placenta previa- placement of the placenta obstructs the cervix
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 000900.htm


oligohydramnios
http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic1854.htm
http://www.oligohydramnios.com (pls note: under construction)

polyhydramnios
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 003267.htm

preterm labor
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/womenshealth/p ... _birth.cfm

RH disease-
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 001600.htm

gestational diabetes
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 000896.htm
http://www.diabetes.org/gestational-diabetes.jsp


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common abbreviations

Postby laura » Sat Mar 27, 2004 06:37 pm

Abbreviations associated with hypertension or pregnancy (or both[;)]):
PE preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine)
BP blood pressure
PIH pregnancy induced hypertension (high BP that happens after 20 weeks without protein)
HELLP- type of preeclampsia with liver involvement including hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets
NST non stress test
BPP biophysical profile
24 hr- a 24 hour urine test for protein
c/s or section c-section
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
mag- magnesium sulfate- medicine given by IV to prevent seizures
htn- hypertension
IUGR- interuterine growth restriction
u/s ultra sound
oligo- oligohydramnios- low amniotic fluid caused by HBP
AFI- amniotic fluid index- how much fluid you have, done with u/s
GTT- Glucose Tolerance Test, to test for Gestational Diabetes
MSAFP aka triple screen- 2nd trimester blood test that checks for genetic disorders like Down Syndrome and neural tube defects

HG- Hyperemesis gravidarium- severe, persistent, and debilitating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy
EDD estimated date of delivery- due date
TTC- Trying to conceive
TCOYF- taking charge of your fertility, a book by Toni Weschler
PCOS- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
PPD Post partum depression
MC Miscarriage
L&D Labor and Delivery
HPT home pregnancy test
AF- Aunt Flo- period
BC birth control
IANAD I am not a doctor


General abbreviations:
DH, DS, DD, dear husband, dear son, dear daughter
SIL/ BIL/MIL sister in law, brother in law, mother in law
BTW by the way
LOL laugh out loud
OMG oh my Goodness
ROFLMAO rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
HTH- hope this helps
TIA thanks in advance
SAHM- Stay at home mom
OT off topic
JMO/ JMHO- Just my opinion, just my humble opinion
KWIM know what I mean
JK just kidding
IRL in real life
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