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Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Medical Transcription Terms to Know...

1. aaIPI (age adjusted International Prognostic Index) - The age-adjusted IPI (aaIPI) has been used in studies adopting intensive treatment approaches such as high-dose therapy (HDT) and stem cell transplantation (SCT).
2.  Acticoat – nanocrystalline silver surgical dressing that is an antimicrobial barrier dressing.
3.  Abbott Grand Slam guide wire used in cardiac catheterization.
4.  ABCD criteria for pigmented lesions - asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter. Can also be ABCDE - evolving.
5.  Abiraterone – chemotherapy drug for prostate cancer.
6.  Absolute self-expanding stent.
7.  Abumi method for cervical spinal pedicle screw placement.
8.  Acanya (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin phosphate) - used for acne treatment
9.  Acapella chest physiotherapy device for cystic fibrosis patients.
10.  Acetadote – antidote for acetaminophen overdose (like Mucomyst).
11.  Actemra – new medication for rheumatoid arthritis.
12.  Activent-style pressure equalization tube.
13.  ACTOplus - combination of Pioglitazone and Metformin, to control blood sugar.
14.  ADAMTS protease levels 1 through 20 – enzyme that influences the course of cancers and inflammatory diseases.
15.  Adcirca (tadalafil) – medication for pulmonary hypertension.
16.  Adduction vs abduction:
17.  Adduction: moving toward the midline of the body.
18.  Abduction: moving away from the midline of the body.
19.  Adiana - permanent contraception. A very small device about the size of a grain of rice is placed into each fallopian tube. The fallopian tubes are blocked and scar tissue forms creating permanent blockage.

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