Glossary of Terms (Antimicrobial)

Abbreviation

Meaning

ACEIs

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

AOM

Acute otitis media

BMI

Body Mass Index

bpm

Beats per minute

C.Diff or CDI

Clostridioides difficile infection

CAP

Community acquired pneumonia

CAPD

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

CF

Cystic fibrosis

CHD

Congenital heart disease

CNS

Central Nervous System

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

CrCl

Creatinine Clearance

CRP

C-reactive Protein

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

CVC

Central Venous Catheters

CXR

Chest X-ray

DPB

Diastolic blood pressure

DVT

Deep vein thrombosis

eGFR

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

EM

Erythema migrans

ENT

Ear, nose and throat

ESBL

Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase

FBC

Full blood count

GDH

Glutamate dehydrogenase

GDP

General dental practitioner 

GI

Gastro-intestinal

HAP

Hospital acquired pneumonia

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

IBW

Ideal body weight

IE

Infective Endocarditis

IM

Intramuscular

IV

Intravenous

LFT

Liver function test

LRTI

Lower respiratory tract infection 

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MSU

Midstream specimen of urine 

NNT

Number needed to treat

NS

Neutropenic sepsis

NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

OE

Otitis externa

OPAT

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

PA

Penicillin allergy

PHN

Postherpetic neuralgia 

PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease

PPI

Proton Pump Inhibitor

SPB

Systolic blood pressure

SSI

Surgical site infection

STI

Sexually Transmitted Infection

TB

Tuberculosis

TFT

Thyroid function test

TOE

Transoesophageal 

TTE

Transthoracic

U&E

Urea & Electrolytes

UTI

Urinary tract infection

WCC

White cell count

Author(s): Antimicrobial Management Team.

Version: 1

Approved By: TAMSG of the ADTC

Reviewer name(s): Alison MacDonald, Area Antimicrobial Pharmacist.