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RE: Apnea Acronyms
(04-13-2012 09:17 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  This is the current wording:

Quote:Bi-Flex - Respironic's name for exhalation pressure relief for BiPAP
BiPAP - bi-level machine made by Respironics
BPAP - bilevel positive airway pressure; not to be confused with BiPAP

Is it close enough for the acronym page? Granted, people will go there to determine the difference. I hate it when the dictionary says stuff like

I think that's pretty close. But then again, my brain hurts from all this. Fever

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(04-13-2012 10:17 PM)b360155 Wrote:  
(04-13-2012 04:59 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  For those of you who have the SleepyHead software and ResScan, what acronyms are used? And what do they mean?

Paula: I use both Sleepyhead and ResScan and can't really think of anything else that isn't already on the list. If you want to be technically correct, officially Resmed's definition of EPR according to my manual is Expiratory Pressure Relief rather than Exhale (although Exhale my be easier for people to understand).

Exhalation pressure relief is the generic term, and is abbreviated EPR.

Expiratory Pressure Relief is a ResMed-specific term, and is also abbreviated EPR.

As to any significant difference, in the overall scope of things that are important in life, this difference probably doesn't matter a whole lot though, other than to give Paula an excruciating headache when trying to finalize this acronym list. Too-funny

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Post: #43
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(04-13-2012 10:11 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  Those machines on that old webpage are pure Respironics machines... (before Respironics was bought out by Philips' Healthcare division).

Perhaps those Respironics BiPAP's were in use for a long time as ventillators in hospitals? That might be the reason why "bipap" has entered the lexicon used by health professionals as a synonym for any bilevel machine. Just like "kleenex" is used as a synonym for any type of tissue used for blowing noses.

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I was hoping to find a fun discussion of Apnea Acronyms, instead I find a serious discussion of apnea terminology. I'm beginning to think you people do not know how to have fun. Unsure


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What about [profanity deleted] and W.Y.S.T. (Work you stupid thing) not sure what the american version of this is. Too-funny

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AASM: American Academy of Sleep Medic…
AB: Automatic Behavior
ABSM: American Board of Sleep Medicin…
ACGME: Accreditation Council for Grad…
ACh: acetylcholine
AD: Adderal
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity…
ADSM: Academy of Dental Sleep Medicin…
AHI: apnea-hypopnea index
AMA: American Medical Association
AMB: Ambien
APSS: Associated Professional Sleep S…
ASAA: American Sleep Apnea Associatio…
ASM: American Academy of Sleep Medici…
ATS: American Thoracic Society
BEARS: Bedtime issues, Excessive dayt…
BMI: Body Mass Index
C: Cataplexy
CDC: Center for Disease Control
CFIDS: Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunc…
CFS: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CNS: central nervous system
CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pres…
CRISP: Computer Retrieval of Informat…
CRP: C Reactive Protein
csa: central sleep apnea
DA: dopamine
DCI: Diseases And Conditions Index
DEX: Dexedrine
DSPS: delayed sleep phase syndrome
EDS: excessive daytime sleepiness
EFX: Effexor
EH: Essential Hypersomnia
ENT: Ear, Nose and Throat
ESS: Epworth sleepiness scale
GHB: gamma-hydroxybutyrate
HH: Hypnogogic Hallucinations
HH: Hypnopompic Hallucinations
HLA: human leukocyte antigen
HPA: hypothalamic pituitary axis
IH: idiopathic hypersomnia
IM: imipramine
IRG: Integrated Review Groups
ITS: I'm Tired Syndrome
L-DOPA: Levo-Dopa
LTD: Long-Term Disability
LUN: Lunesta
MAO: monoamine oxidase
MAOI: monoamine oxidase inhibitor
MEPS: Medical Expenditure Panel Surve…
MHC: major histocompatibility complex
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imagry
MS: Multiple Sclerosis
MSLT: Multiple Sleep Latency Test
MWT: Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
N: Narcolepsy
NAMCS: National Ambulatory Medical Ca…
Narnet: Narcolepsy Network
NCHS: National Center for Health Stat…
NCMRR: National Center for Medical Re…
NCSDR: National Center for Sleep Diso…
ne: norepinephrine
NEHIS: National Employer Health Insur…
NHAMCS: National Hospital Ambulatory…
NHANES: National Health and Nutrition…
NHDS: National Hospital Discharge Sur…
NHHCS: National Home and Hospice Care…
NHIS: National Health Interview Surve…
NHLBI: National Heart, Lung and Blood…
NHPI: National Health Provider Invent…
NIH: National Institutes of Health
NIMH: National Institute of Mental He…
NMH: neurally mediated hypotension
NN: Narcolepsy Network
NNHS: National Nursing Home Survey
NREM: non-rapid eye movement
NSAS: National Survey of Ambulatory S…
NSF: National Sleep Foundation
NTSB: National Transportation Safety…
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OLP: Online Psych
OSA: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
PA: Program Announcement
PET: Positron Emission Tomography
PLMI: periodic limb movement index
POPWN: Parent of a person with Narcol…
PSG: polysomnography
PWC: Persons with CFIDS
PWN: Person With Narcolepsy
REM: rapid eye movement
RFA: Request for Application
RLS: restless leg syndrome
RLS: Restless Legs Syndrome
RSD: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
SAA: Sleep Academic Award
SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder
SBIR: Small Business Innovative Resea…
SCN: suprachiasmatic nucleus
SCOR: Specialized Center of Research
SDB: sleep-disordered breathing
SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SOREM: Sleep-onset rapid eye movement
SOREMP: sleep onset REM period
SOREMP: Sleep-Onset Rapid Eye Movemen…
SP: Sleep Paralysis
SRS: Sleep Research Society
SSDB: Social Security Disability Bene…
SSI: Supplemental Security Income
SSRI: selective serotonin reuptake in…
SSS: Stanford Sleepiness Scale
STD: Short Term Disability
SWS: slow wave sleep
SZ: schizophrenia
TAS: Talk About Sleep
XY: Xyrem
YAWN: Young Americans With Narcolepsy
YRBSS: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillan…
ZO: Zoloft

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Alphabet soup!

I'll glean the sleep group/association ones.

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(04-14-2012 12:30 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Alphabet soup!

I'll glean the sleep group/association ones.

Just going threw the britania for you, should have a few thousand soon Too-funny Too-funny
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They're stopping the printed edition. Sad. I dislike ebooks.

I need SLEEP related acronyms that we would normally come across.

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Paula, in case you're not tired of getting new suggestions, the business card of the lady who performed my sleep study has the following after her name. I got the meanings in my conversation with her:

RRT - registered respiratory technician
RPSGT - registered polysomnography technician

Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
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Nope! The list still grows!

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