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Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of the bowel pokes through the lower abdominal wall into the groin potentially causing pain, discomfort and weakness among other symptoms. An inguinal hernia is treated through a inguinal herniorrhaphy.

Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

An inguinal herniorrhaphay is a surgery in which an inguinal hernia is pushed back into place in the abdomen and the abdominal wall is strengthened.

IPAP

Acronym for Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure , usually part of BiPAP

Incidentaloma

  a mass found on a radiographical scan that was intended to find other pathology. “I can’t believe they transferred this patient here for this incidentaloma. Its something that can be taken care of as an outpatient.”  

I’s and O’s

Ins and outs, referring to the total fluid intaken into the body through IV’s, meals, compared to the total out of fluid measured via urine output, stool output, and other fluid losses such as chest tubes. A key measure in the hospital to see the patients fluid status and total body balance of fluid. “The […]

IVC

Inferior Vena Cava.

ICD-10

International Classification of Diseases-10, a type of coding system that classifies all possible reasons for interaction with the healthcare system, including reason for the patient’s medical issue, the possible treatments, and possible diagnosis. “ICD-10 code for Struck by goose, sequela, is W61.52XS.”

IM

Intramuscular; a way to deliver a medication with a needle into the msucle. “Haldol 5mg IM was given to the patient.”

IVF

1. Intravenous Fluids, usually referring to Normal saline given through an catheter inserted into the patients vien. “1L NS IVF given to the patient after he was found to be dehydrated.” 2. In vitro fertilization, usually referring to the procedure to help a woman become pregnant. “The patients conception is from an IVF procedure.”

ICP

Intracranial Pressure