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  • What acronyms do you wish you knew early in your diagnosis?

    Posted by Samuel Kirton on September 1, 2022 at 9:47 am

    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?

    Ken Mills replied 1 year, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Joy Hunton

    September 1, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    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



  • Ken Mills

    September 1, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    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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