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    • #32995
      Samuel Kirton

        Hello all…

        Are there acronyms you wish you had known or understood early in your diagnosis? PF and IPF in some ways is like a new language that you try to learn quickly. In a recent column here at Pulmonary Fibrosis News I wrote about creating an IPF dictionary.

        Who can help build a dictionary here? What acronyms are you willing to share with the PF/IPF Community?

      • #32998
        Joy Hunton

          PFT – Pulmonary Function Test

          FVC – Forced Vital Capacity and all the other PFT acronyms

          6MW – 6 Minute Walk

          POC – Portable Oxygen Concentrator

          PAH or PH – Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension



        • #33004
          Ken Mills

            UIP. Usual interstitial pneumonia. Another way of saying pulmonary fibrosis. This was noted in an early CT scan that I had.

            Usual interstitial pneumonia ( <b>UIP</b>) is a form of lung disease characterized by progressive scarring of both lungs. [1] The scarring ( fibrosis) involves the pulmonary interstitium (the supporting framework of the lung). <b>UIP</b> is thus classified as a form of interstitial lung disease

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