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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.
FDG-PETFDG-PET - Positron emission tomography with radiotracer F-fluorodeoxyglucose - Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine procedure based on the measurement of positron emission from radiolabelled tracer molecules. These radiotracers allow biologic processes to be measured and whole body images to be obtained which demonstrates sites of radiotracer accumulation.
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).
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).
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.
ESWTESWT - Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy - ESWT is a method of treatment for multiple tendonopathies, derived from lithotripsy.
ELTELT - Endovenous laser therapy - Endovenous laser treatment (ELT) treats varicose veins using an optical fiber that is inserted into the vein to be treated, and laser light, normally in the infrared portion of the spectrum, shines into the interior of the vein. This causes the vein to contract, and the optical fiber is slowly withdrawn.
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.
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.
ECOGECOG - Eastern cooperative oncology group - The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) began in 1955 as one of the first publicly funded cooperative groups to perform multi-center clinical trials for cancer research.
ECMO | ECLSECMO - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to patients whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life.
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.
EBCT | EBTEBCT - Electron beam computed tomography - Electron beam tomography (EBT) is a specific form of computed tomography (CAT or CT) in which the X-ray tube is not mechanically spun in order to rotate the source of X-ray photons. This different design was explicitly developed to better image heart structures which never stop moving, performing a complete cycle of movement with each heart beat.
DORDOR - Diagnostic odds ratio - In medical testing with binary classification, the diagnostic odds ratio is a measure of the effectiveness of a diagnostic test. It is defined as the ratio of the odds of the test being positive if the subject has a disease relative to the odds of the test being positive if the subject does not have the disease.
DGFDGF - Delayed graft function - Delayed graft function is a form of acute renal failure resulting in post-transplantation oliguria, increased allograft immunogenicity and risk of acute rejection episodes, and decreased long-term survival.
DBSDBS - Deep brain stimulation - Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses, through implanted electrodes, to specific parts of the brain (brain nucleus) for the treatment of movement and affective disorders.
DAPDAP - Decision Analytic Protocol - Decision analysis (DA) is the discipline comprising the philosophy, theory, methodology, and professional practice necessary to address important decisions in a formal manner. Decision analysis includes many procedures, methods, and tools for identifying, clearly representing, and formally assessing important aspects of a decision, for prescribing a recommended course of action by applying the maximum expected utility action axiom to a well-formed representation of the decision, and for translating the formal representation of a decision and its corresponding recommendation into insight for the decision maker and other stakeholders.
CVP | MVPCVP - Central venous pressure - CVP, also known as mean venous pressure (MVP) is the pressure of blood in the thoracic vena cava, near the right atrium of the heart. CVP reflects the amount of blood returning to the heart and the ability of the heart to pump the blood into the arterial system.
CVCCVC - Central venous catheters - In medicine, a central venous catheter ("central line", "CVC", "central venous line" or "central venous access catheter") is a catheter placed into a large vein in the neck (internal jugular vein), chest (subclavian vein or axillary vein) or groin (femoral vein).
CTCT - Computed tomography - Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to create a series of detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. It is also called computerized tomography and computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanning.
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.
CTCAECTCAE - Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events - CTCAE, formerly called the Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC or NCI-CTC), are a set of criteria for the standardized classification of adverse effects of drugs used in cancer therapy. The CTCAE system is a product of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI).
CRT-DCRT-D - Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy including Defibrillator - An implanted cardiac resynchronization device is a medical device used in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). It resynchronizes the contractions of the heart’s ventricles by sending tiny electrical impulses to the heart muscle, which can help the heart pump blood throughout the body more efficiently.
CPAPCPAP - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure - CPAP) is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open in a patient who is able to breathe spontaneously on his or her own.
COSICOSI - Client Oriented Scale of Improvement - In the Client Oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI) method, the client effectively writes the self-report questionnaire by nominating up to five listening situations in which help with hearing is required.
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