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Clinical guidelines

Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 9th edition

Acronyms

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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