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IIEF-5IIEF-5 - International Index of Erectile Function-5 - IIEF-5 scoring: The IIEF-5 score is the sum of the ordinal responses to the 5 items. (i) 22-25: No erectile dysfunction (ii) 17-21: Mild erectile dysfunction (iii) 12-16: Mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (iv) 8-11: Moderate erectile dysfunction (v) 5-7: Severe erectile dysfunction
ECHOECHO - Expected consequences of Hearing Aid Ownership - The ECHO survey has been designed to measure prefit expectations of hearing aid use. It was developed as a companion instrument to the SADL questionnaire. As with the SADL, it produces a global score and four subscales: Positive Effect, Service & Cost, Negative Features, and Personal Image. These scale scores can then be compared with the range of scores representing realistic expectations for hearing aid use.
EFMEFM - Electronic fetal monitoring - Electronic fetal heart monitoring (EFHM) is done during pregnancy, labor, and delivery to keep track of the heart rate of baby (fetus) and the strength and duration of the contractions of your uterus. Baby's heart rate is a good way to tell whether baby is doing well or may have some problems.
CTCCTC - Computed tomographic colonography - CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, uses low dose radiation CT scanning to obtain an interior view of the colon (the large intestine) that is otherwise only seen with a more invasive procedure where an endoscope is inserted into the rectum and passed through the entire colon.
EECP | ECPEECP - Enhanced external counterpulsation - External counterpulsation therapy (ECP) is a procedure performed on individuals with angina or heart failure or cardiomyopathy in order to diminish symptoms of ischemia, improve functional capacity and quality of life.
HDR | LDRHDR - High dose rate - Brachytherapy is a type of radiotherapy, or radiation treatment, offered to certain cancer patients. There are two types of brachytherapy – high dose-rate (HDR) and low dose-rate (LDR).
FN | FPFN - false negative; FP - false positive - In medical testing, and more generally in binary classification, a false positive is an error in data reporting in which a test result improperly indicates presence of a condition, such as a disease (the result is positive), when in reality it is not, while a false negative is an error in which a test result improperly indicates no presence condition (the result is negative), when in reality it is present.
HIFU | FUSHIFU - High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU, or sometimes FUS for Focused UltraSound) is a medical procedure that applies high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to locally heat and destroy diseased or damaged tissue through ablation.
PETPET - Positron emission tomography (PET is a nuclear medicine, functional imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of functional processes in the body. The system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (tracer), which is introduced into the body on a biologically active molecule.
TAVITAVI - Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices and delivery systems - Percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR), often transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), is the replacement of the aortic valve of the heart through the blood vessels (as opposed to valve replacement by open heart surgery).
PACPAC - Pulmonary artery catheter - In medicine pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) is the insertion of a catheter into a pulmonary artery. Its purpose is diagnostic; it is used to detect heart failure or sepsis, monitor therapy, and evaluate the effects of drugs.
PNFPNF - Primary non-function - PNF means total and irreversible loss of function after transplantation - (i) Islet primary nonfunction (PNF) is defined as the loss of islet function after transplantation for reasons other than graft rejection. (ii) Primary nonfunction (PNF) after liver transplantation is life threatening. Future investigations to improve survival among liver transplant recipients with PNF are essential.
PSGPSG - Polysomnography - PSG is a type of sleep study, is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated PSG.
NYHANYHA - New York Heart Association Functional Classification - The New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification provides a simple way of classifying the extent of heart failure. It places patients in one of four categories based on how much they are limited during physical activity; the limitations/symptoms are in regard to normal breathing and varying degrees in shortness of breath and/or angina pain.
MRIMRI - Magnetic resonance imaging - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), or magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body.
EVAREVAR - Endovascular aneurysm repair - Endovascular aneurysm repair (or endovascular aortic repair) (EVAR) is a type of endovascular surgery used to treat pathology of the aorta, most commonly an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
ESWTESWT - Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy - ESWT is a method of treatment for multiple tendonopathies, derived from lithotripsy.
FES | NMESFunctional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique that uses electrical currents to activate nerves innervating extremities affected by paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury (SCI), head injury, stroke and other neurological disorders. FES is primarily used to restore function in people with disabilities. It is sometimes referred to as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).
FDGFDG - Fluorine-18-deoxyglucose - Fludeoxyglucose (18F) (INN), or fludeoxyglucose F 18 (USAN and USP), also commonly called fluorodeoxyglucose and abbreviated [<sup>18</sup>F]FDG, <sup>18</sup>F-FDG or FDG, is a radiopharmaceutical used in the medical imaging modality positron emission tomography (PET).
FMFM - Frequency modulation - FM is a common form of radio transmission. FM is one of several wireless technologies that transmit sounds directly to a hard of hearing person for optimal clarity and better understanding.
EUSEUS - Endoscopic ultrasonography - Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) or echo-endoscopy is a medical procedure in which endoscopy (insertion of a probe into a hollow organ) is combined with ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest and abdomen.
ROCROC - Receiver operating characteristic - In statistics, a receiver operating characteristic (ROC), or ROC curve, is a graphical plot that illustrates the performance of a binary classifier system as its discrimination threshold is varied. The curve is created by plotting the true positive rate against the false positive rate at various threshold settings.
QALYQALY - Quality-adjusted life-years - The quality-adjusted life year or quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) is a measure of disease burden, including both the quality and the quantity of life lived.
MDCTMDCT - Multidetector Computed Tomography - A form of computed tomography (CT) technology for diagnostic imaging. In MDCT, a two-dimensional array of detector elements replaces the linear array of detector elements used in typical conventional and helical CT scanners.
LTPLTP - Laser trabeculoplasty - Laser trabeculoplasty, both argon laser trabeculoplasty(ALT) and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) types, is used to increase aqueous outflow facility through the trabecular meshwork (TM) in order to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in cases of ocular hypertension and glaucoma.
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