Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice


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13vPCV

13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

IADL

instrumental activities of daily living

23vPPV

23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

IBIS

International Breast Cancer Intervention Study

AAA

abdominal aortic aneurysm

IFG

impaired fasting glucose

ABCD

asymmetry, border, colour, diameter

IGT

impaired glucose tolerance

ABI

ankle:brachial index

IPV

inactivated polio vaccine

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

IS

intussusception

ACE

angiotensin converting enzyme

KICA

Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment tool

ACIR

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

ACR

albumin-to-creatinine ratio

LDL-C

low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol

ACS

asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis

LSIL

low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion

ADHD

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

LUTS

lower urinary tract symptoms

AEDC

Australian Early Development Census

LVH

left ventricular hypertrophy

AF

atrial fibrillation

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

ALA

alpha-linolenic acid

MCH

mean corpuscular haemoglobin

AMD

aged-related macular degeneration

MCV

mean corpuscular volume

APC

adenomatous polyposis coli

MI

myocardial infarction

ApoE

apolipoprotein E

MMR

measles, mumps and rubella

ARB

angiotensin receptor blocker

MMRV

measles, mumps, rubella and varicella

ASCIA

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

MMSE

mini-mental state examination

AUDIT-C

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test – Consumption

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

AUSDRISK

Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool

MS

multiple sclerosis

BCG

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin

MSM

men who have sex with men

BMD

bone mineral density

MSU

mid-stream urine

BMI

body mass index

MTHFR

methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase

BNP

B-type natriuretic peptide

MUKSB

Modified UK Simon Broome (criteria)

BP

blood pressure

NAAT

nucleic acid amplification test

BRCA1

breast cancer susceptibility gene 1

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

BRCA2

breast cancer susceptibility gene 2

NIP

National Immunisation Program

BUA

broadband ultrasound attenuation

NIPS

National Immunisation Program Schedule

CA

cancer antigen

NIPT

non-invasive prenatal test

CA125

cancer antigen 125

NMSC

non-melanocytic skin cancer

CAD

coronary artery disease

OSA

obstructive sleep apnoea

CALD

culturally and linguistically diverse

Pap test

Papanicolaou test

CCTA

coronary computed tomography angiography

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

CEA

carotid endarterectomy

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

CEITC

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

PEDS

parents’ evaluation of developmental status

CF

cystic fibrosis

PET-CT

positron emission tomography – computed tomography

CHD

coronary heart disease

PLCO

Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian trial

CKD

chronic kidney disease

PND

postnatal depression

CDK-EPI

Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration

PVD

peripheral vascular disease

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

RACGP

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

CRC

colorectal cancer

RCT

randomised controlled trial

CRP

C-reactive protein

SBP

systolic blood pressure

CT

computed tomography

SCC

squamous cell carcinoma

CVD

cardiovascular disease

SES

socioeconomic status

DALY

disability-adjusted life year

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

DASH

dietary approaches to stop hypertension

SMMSE

standardised mini-mental state examination

DBP

diastolic blood pressure

SNAP

smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

SNP

single nucleotide polymorphism

DLCN

Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (criteria)

SOS

speed of sound

DPA

docosapentaenoic acid

SPF

sun protection factor

DRE

digital rectal examination

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

DT

diphtheria, tetanus

STI

sexually transmissible infection

DTPa

diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (child version)

SUDI

sudden unexpected death in infancy

dTpa

diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (adolescent/adult version)

T2D

type 2 diabetes

DXA

dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

TB

tuberculosis

ECG

electrocardiogram

TG

triglyceride

EFG

elevated, firm, growing for more than one month

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

eGFR

estimated glomerular filtration rate

TIA

transient ischaemic attack

EPDS

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

TUGT

timed up and go test

ESRD

end-stage renal disease

UACR

urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio

FAP

familial adenomatous polyposis

UKCTOCS

UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening

FH

familial hypercholesterolaemia

USPSTF

US Preventive Services Task Force

FHSQ

family history screening questionnaire

UV ultraviolet

FOBT

faecal occult blood test

VIVAS Vaccination Information and Vaccination Administration System

GP

general practitioner

VV varicella vaccination

GPCOG

general practitioner assessment of cognition

VZV varicella zoster virus
HbA1c glycated haemoglobin WHO World Health Organization
HCG human chorionic gonadotrophin    
HDL high-density lipoprotein    

HbA1c

glycated haemoglobin

   

HCG

human chorionic gonadotrophin

   

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

   

HDL-C

high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol

   

HHC

hereditary haemochromatosis

   

Hib

haemophilus influenzae type b

   

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

   

HNPCC

hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer

   

HPV

human papillomavirus

   

hsCRP

high sensitivity C-reactive protein

   

HSIL

high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion

   
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