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Hi Tio, and thanks.  aww

By the way, we have a full list of the abbreviations we use on the forum here -

http://hepcfriends.activeboard.com/t13098447/forum-abbreviations/

All the best, Jill xx



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Jill 

(71 yo, lives in UK)

Was Gen 3a, 

24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 

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This may be helpful to some:

We commonly use abbreviations such as Dx for diagnosis, Fx for fracture, Hx for history, Sx for symptoms, Tx for treatment or transplant and so forth. It is quite convenient to use those abbreviations in writing a medical chart.  However, in western Canada, Sx means Schizophrenia

Rx originates in the Latin. According to Stedmans Concise Medical Dictionary it means " recipe, take; prescription; treatment." It is always the first words on a prescription. They define Dx as "diagnosis" but have no history for the abbreviation. Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary defines Rx simply as "recipe". Dugas & Knor's Nursing Foundations, A Canadian Perspective defines Rx as "treatment" and Dx as "diagnosis'. Rx was the original form of abbreviation or symbol. These others used today are adulterations and career-specific to health care.



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