Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Is a common condition where the prostate grows large enough to cause troublesome urinary symptoms.
  • ENT – Ear, Nose and Throat Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons diagnose, evaluate and manage diseases of the head and neck. Their formal title is otorhinolaryngologist or otolaryngologist.
  • FESS – Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a procedure that is used to treat sinusitis and other conditions that affect the sinuses.
  • GI – Gastrointestinal As in Lower/GI – What is the lower GI tract? The lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the last part of the digestive tract. The lower GI tract consists of the large intestine and the anus. The large intestine absorbs water and changes the waste products of the digestive process from liquid into formed stool.
  • HAPI – Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury A hospital-acquired pressure injury is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue during an inpatient hospital stay.
  • LUTS – Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Describe many different urination problems in men. You may hear your doctor use the term LUTS if you have: Poor or intermittent urine stream. Straining to pee. Sudden urge to urinate.
  • MIS – Minimally Invasive Surgery Is a kind of surgery, defined as one that is carried out by entering the body through natural body openings or small artificial incisions, with the smallest damage possible to these structures.
  • NHS – National Health Service The National Health Service (NHS) are the publicly funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1948, they have been funded out of general taxation. There are three systems which are referred to using the “NHS” name (NHS England, NHS Scotland and NHS Wales). Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland was created separately and is often locally referred to as “the NHS”.
  • SPU – Single Patient Use
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