This glossary lists all terms and abbreviations used on the clinic's website that may require explanation in order to facilitate the understanding of the website.
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abbreviation of: Antibiotic Stewardship
Antibiotic stewardship (abbreviated: ABS) is a technical term for the competent, prudent use of anti-infectives to counteract increasing multidrug resistance. Further information can be found here.
Acute/chronic respiratory insufficiency
definition: oxygen uptake disorder
An acute or chronic respiratory insufficiency is an oxygen uptake disorder leading to shortness of breath and accelerated breathing.
Acute/chronic ventilatory insufficiency
definition: Respiratory muscle weakness
An acute or chronic ventilatory insufficiency is a respiratory muscle weakness that leads to shortness of breath and accelerated breathing.
abbreviation of: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Ambulant means non-stationary. The patient goes for ambulatory consultation, diagnosis and treatment to a clinical facility, the outpatient clinic. This takes one or more hours, but not several days. The patient does not have to be admitted to a ward; he or she does not spend the night in hospital.
definition: Clinical device for non-stationary treatment
An ambulance is a clinical facility in which patients with a referral can make appointments for consultation, diagnosis and treatment with a specialist doctor at the clinic without being admitted as in-patients.
definition: Medikamente zur Behandlung von Infektionskrankheiten
Anti-infectives are drugs that are used to treat infectious diseases by killing the pathogens that cause them.
These include e.g:
- Antibiotics against bacteria
- Tuberculostatics against tuberculosis bacteria
- Antivirals against viruses.
abbreviation of: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARDS is an abbreviation for the English technical term "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome". This very strong reaction of the lungs to harmful influences is called "acute respiratory distress syndrome" or "acute lung failure" in German-speaking countries.
abbreviation of: Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product
Biomarkers are determinable biological characteristics, such as cells, enzymes or hormones, whose existence or number in the organism allows conclusions to be drawn about the state of health or disease of a patient.
abbreviation of: Charité Centre for Out-of-Hospital Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy
CABS is the abbreviation for the Charité Centre for Outpatient Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy of the Clinic - an outpatient facility for the care of patients with lung, musculoskeletal or nervous system disorders who are temporarily or permanently dependent on ventilators to support their respiratory functions.
definition: Charité 3R
Charité 3R – Replace | Reduce | Refine – promotes the development of innovative methods in biomedical research with the objective of replacing animal experiments, reducing their number or refining experiments in order to relieve the burden placed on laboratory animals. With the over-arching goal of improving biomedical translation into applicable therapies for the human patient in mind, Charité 3R is an interdisciplinary effort to improve both medicine and animal welfare. Charité 3R will stimulate research in all 3Rs and consequently foster the development of novel alternative methods.
abbreviation of: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD is the abbreviation for "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease".
This is a chronically progressive lung disease in which the respiratory tract narrows due to a persistent inflammatory reaction.
abbreviation of: computed tomography
abbreviation of: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
German Research Foundation
abbreviation of: German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine
The German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP) is a specialist society with the aim of continuously improving the prevention and treatment of pneumological diseases. More information about the DGP can be found here.
abbreviation of: Humanes Immundefizienz-Virus
HIV is the abbreviation for "human immunodeficiency virus" - a virus that weakens the immune system.
You can find more information here.
Infectiology is a medical specialty that specializes in infectious diseases that are mostly caused by bacteria or viruses.
An infectious disease is a disease from the field of infectiology and therefore an infectious disease, which is mostly caused by bacteria or viruses.
Eine Infektionskrankheit ist eine ansteckende Krankheit, die zumeist durch Bakterien oder Viren ausgelöst wurde.
Interstitial lung diseases
definition: Diseases in the tissue of the lung
Interstitial lung disease is a medical term for diseases in the tissue of the lung.
definition: nicht rückgängig zu machen
An irreversible event is an event that cannot be undone.
definition: Heart specialists
Cardiologists are specialists who specialize in diseases of the heart.
definition: scarred connective tissue of the lung
Pulmonary fibrosis is the technical term for a scarring growth of connective tissue in the lung as a result of inflammatory lung disease.
abbreviation of: Magnetic resonance imaging