For eponyms, AAMT advocates dropping the possessive form....
Posted By: CM on 2006-02-07
In Reply to: Apostrophe use - emily
Subject: For eponyms, AAMT advocates dropping the possessive form....
So, Crohn disease would work but possessive remains an alternative form if dictated or preferred by client.
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Eponymic forms per AAMT-dropping the 's
Subject: Eponymic forms per AAMT-dropping the 's
AAMT says to drop the possessive form with eponymic terms such as Down syndrome, Tinel sign, Lachman sign, etc. However, when used without "test" or "sign," do you add an 's. i.e. "He has a negative Tinel's," or should it be "He has a negative Tinel." Another one is Speed sign. It sounds wierd to put "He has a negative Speed." Thanks so much!!
no possessive form needed.
Subject: no possessive form needed.
AAMT BOS now says to transcribe these eponyms as dictated. sm
Subject: AAMT BOS now says to transcribe these eponyms as dictated. sm
Initially BOS dictated that we not use the possessive forms of these names, i.e. Parkinson ds and Alzheimer ds. Now BOS says to transcribe as dictated. This makes it a lot easier for us poor MTs. So, both ways are correct, depending on what was actually dictated.
Ringer. AAMT BOS2 rules on eponyms.
Subject: Ringer. AAMT BOS2 rules on eponyms.
AAMT/BOS says not to use this form anymore, but I guess your QA will decide for you. nm
Subject: AAMT/BOS says not to use this form anymore, but I guess your QA will decide for you. nm
AAMT BOS Second Ed says, "The expanded form, prothrombin time, is preferable, but if the short..s
Subject: AAMT BOS Second Ed says, "The expanded form, prothrombin time, is preferable, but if the short..sm
"The expanded form, prothrombin time, is preferable, but if the short form is used it should be written as two words: pro time."
I'm not sure. I don't hear any "T" sound, but he could be dropping that part.
Subject: I'm not sure. I don't hear any "T" sound, but he could be dropping that part.
After all, he just dropped the "ab" syllable on "abdominal"!
I cannot get these straight!!! When listing in an assessment is it Crohn disease or Crohn's disease.
This is a great site to look up eponyms
This is one of the tricky eponyms
Subject: This is one of the tricky eponyms
The person it was named after was Robert J. Graves. If you use the apostrophe then it would be Graves' disease. If you omit the apostrophe it would Graves disease.
Possessive numbers, is it 20's or 20s? TIA
Subject: Possessive numbers, is it 20's or 20s? TIA
No because it's plural, not possessive
Subject: No because it's plural, not possessive
It's just Apgars.
Very useful site for medical eponyms. sm
Subject: Very useful site for medical eponyms. sm
I took this from a previous post about eponyms... sm
Subject: I took this from a previous post about eponyms... sm
According to BOS
"While the use of the possessive form with eponyms remains acceptible, AAMT's preference is generally to drop the possessive form.
Apgar score, Babinski sign, Down syndrome, Gram stain, Hodgkin lymphoma.
Sometimes an awkward construction calls for use of the possessive form. This patient suffers from Hodgkin's."
Bell's is possessive named for
Subject: Bell's is possessive named for
Sir Charles Bell who came up with the phenomenon.
It is NOT Gram's stain - that is possessive
Subject: It is NOT Gram's stain - that is possessive
Graves is the name of the disease. It is not possessive.
Subject: Graves is the name of the disease. It is not possessive.
Stedman's has it as Graves disease.
When you use a possessive wtih a name that ends in "s",
Subject: When you use a possessive wtih a name that ends in "s",
the apostraphe is after the "s". "Cornelius' son".
Well if YOU type it, it must be right! BOS says no apostrophes on eponyms. Period. nm
Subject: Well if YOU type it, it must be right! BOS says no apostrophes on eponyms. Period. nm
Thanks! Doctor is dictating it as possessive, so I'll leave it.
Subject: Thanks! Doctor is dictating it as possessive, so I'll leave it.
Per Sloane Medical Abbreviations and Eponyms it has it as Adult and so does http://www.jdmd.com/glos
Subject: Per Sloane Medical Abbreviations and Eponyms it has it as Adult and so does http://www.jdmd.com/glossary/abbreviations-ae.html
Forgot to add, would "Veress-type" make sense? S/l pronounced "Veress'," possessive.
Subject: Forgot to add, would "Veress-type" make sense? S/l pronounced "Veress'," possessive... nm
another opinion... one week's time (single week; possessive) sm
Subject: another opinion... one week's time (single week; possessive) sm
but it would be two weeks' time (multiple weeks; possessive)
may I just add something about AAMT...sm
Subject: may I just add something about AAMT...sm
While I used to respect the AAMT, the AAMT is not the end-all, be-all, and, in fact, prior to the late 1990s, their book was 80 pages long....
just my 2 cents....
According to AAMT and ..
Subject: According to AAMT and ..
the Pharmicist's association, q.d. is on the "dangerous abbreviations" list. So if you did shorten it to the abbreviation, it can only be "1 daily" or "1 every day"
And where did the AAMT
Subject: And where did the AAMT
get this information?
In my most humble opinion, I would think the AAMT BOS rules are set by AAMT, as Joint Commision accredits hospitals. Some of the style guides that my account uses are actually requirements by Joint Commission, but not those specifically required by the BOS. Anyone else have an opinion?
I mean q.6h. (per AAMT)
Subject: I mean q.6h. (per AAMT)
Subject: AAMT BOS
"I wrote him a prescription for 38 Tylox." Am I supposed to type #38 or not?
Subject: Per AAMT
Abbreviate units of measure, even if dictated in full, if they are accompanied by a numeral.
I would assume in your case since it is not accompanied by a number and has the word of between the two, then I would spell it out.
# according to AAMT
Subject: # according to AAMT
I type for a hospital so # are not written out. I only have the first AAMT book. In the new book, is it now standard to not write out #. I am QAing a clinic where they told me to use my own judgement as half MT are writing them out and the other half are not. What is new standard rule?
Subject: AAMT BOS
Use only with numerals. Use a lowercase x in expressions of area and volume, as a multiplication symbol, and when it takes the place of the word times.
A capital X is generally used to express magnification.
x meaning by (dimensions)
Use a lowercase x to express by in dimensions.
Space before and after the x.
13 x 2 cm
x meaning for
When the word "times" is dictated and can be translated as for, it should be transcribed as for rather than using times or x.
D: The patient was given antibiotics to take times 2 weeks.
T: The patient was given antibiotics to take for 2 weeks.
x meaning times
When the word "times" is dictated and means the number of times a thing was done, the letter x can be used.
To keep this expression together and easily read as a unit, do not place a space after the x.
D: Blood cultures were negative times 3.
T: Blood cultures were negative x3.
Use the symbol x meaning times only when the x precedes a numeral.
D: Demerol was administered 3 times.
T: Demerol was administered 3 times. not ...3x.
Yes, BOS is from AAMT, but
Subject: Yes, BOS is from AAMT, but
what they base their decisions on I'll never know.
A new BOS is being written, and the new writers have some much better credentials than the former writers, so hopefully the new one will make actual sense. One can only hope.
it is CT per AAMT
Subject: it is CT per AAMT
Subject: AAMT BOS
These terms often sound alike when dictated, but their usage and meanings are not interchangeable. Affect is usually a verb, and effect is usually a noun. In medicine either of these terms may be a verb or noun, with a multitude of meanings, and their differences in usage and meaning should be learned.
As a verb, affect (pronounced af-féct) means to influence or change.
She suffers from a neuropathy affecting her upper extremities.
The warm encouragement of the patient's wife positively affected his outcome.
As a noun, affect (pronounced áf-fect) means an expressed or observed emotion or feeling.
The patient displayed a flat affect.
Her affect did not change throughout the course of the interview.
As a verb, effect means to bring about or cause to happen.
We plan to effect a decrease in the size of the tumor using adjunctive therapy.
The medication effected relief.
As a noun, effect means result.
The effect of the treatment was pronounced.
A mass effect was seen on x-ray.
Copyright (c) 2002 American Association for Medical
It is confusing! I have been doing this for years and still have to stop and think at times. Good luck to you! You are getting into a great field of work! Hope you can get with a good company!
x3 per AAMT
Subject: x3 per AAMT
According to AAMT BOS use
Subject: According to AAMT BOS use
arabic numerals (not roman numerals) in this case.
See AAMT-BOS (sm)
Subject: See AAMT-BOS (sm)
Gleason tumor grade
Also known as Gleason score. The system scores or grades the prognosis for adenocarcinoma of the prostate, with a scale of 1 through 5 for each dominant and secondary pattern; these are then totaled for the score. The higher the score, the poorer the prognosis.
Lowercase grade or score, and use arabic numerals.
Diagnosis: Adenocarcinoma of prostate, Gleason score 8.
Gleason score 3 + 2 = 5.
Gleason 3 + 3 with a total score of 6.
without the S per AAMT-BOS (sm)
Subject: without the S per AAMT-BOS (sm)
Names of entities—e.g., diseases, anatomic structures, operations, or tests— derived from the names of persons or places.
Capitalize eponyms but not the common nouns, adjectives, and prefixes that accompany them.
Do not capitalize words derived from eponyms.
ligament of Treitz
red Robinson catheter
Parkinson disease but parkinsonism
Cushing syndrome but cushingoid
Do not use an apostrophe in the plural forms of eponyms.
Babinskis were negative.
AAMT first advocated dropping the possessive form of eponyms in 1990. We adopted this standard because it promotes consistency and clarity. More recently, The AMA Manual of Style (1998), Stedman's Medical Dictionary (2000), and Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2000), have acknowledged the trend away from the possessive form.
It is important to note, however, that use of the possessive form remains an acceptable alternative if dictated and/or if indicated as the preference by employer or client.
In awkward constructions, such as when the noun following the eponym is omitted, the possessive form becomes preferred.
The patient's husband suffers from Alzheimer's.
Subject: AAMT says...
AAMT under cancer classifications has it as grade 1.
Subject: AAMT says...
AAMT under obstetrics has it as gravida 1 or G1
62 mL - according to AAMT - nm
Subject: 62 mL - according to AAMT - nm
Subject: From AAMT
Spell out or use numerals for common fractions. Use the dictation style as a guide.
An hour and a half before presentation, the patient slipped and fell.
or Approximately 1-1/2 hours before presentation... (if dictated "one and a half hours" or "one and one-half hours")
The glass was two-thirds full. or The glass was 2/3 full.
a half-inch incision or a 1/2-inch incision (since it was dictated precisely)
about a half inch below the sternal notch (the word about makes this an imprecise measurement)
He smokes a pack and a half of cigarettes per day.
or He smokes 11/2 packs of cigarettes per day.
or He smokes 1-1/2 packs of cigarettes per day.
Copyright (c) 2002 American Association for Medical Transcription
s/l zero form or 0 form
Subject: s/l zero form or 0 form
Haven't encountered this before and I can't find it. Doc says: obvious ____________ over the exposed nailbed, the nail having been avulsed.
Per my AAMT BOS, gm is acceptable, sm
Subject: Per my AAMT BOS, gm is acceptable, sm
but g is the referred method (no period), which is the way I type it, i.e. Valtrex 1 g
Of course, my BOS is not the newest version, so things could have changed.
FYI-AAMT BOS, edition 2
Subject: FYI-AAMT BOS, edition 2
Just thought I would pass on some information recently sent to me.
AAMT BOS (Book of Style), 2nd edition
Do not use periods within or at the end of most abbreviations, including acronyms, abbreviated units of measure, and brief forms. Use a period at the end of abbreviated English units of measure if they may be misread without the period. Better still, write out most English units of measure, thereby avoiding this use of a period at the end of an abbreviation.
inch preferred to in. (Do not use in meaning inch without a period.)
However, use periods in lowercase drug-related abbreviations.
q.4 h. = note it is "q.4" and then a space before the "h."
If a sentence terminates with an abbreviation that requires a period, do not add another period.
He takes Valium 5 mg q.a.m.
not He takes Valium 5 mg q.a.m..
Use a lowercase s without an apostrophe to form the plural of capitalized abbreviations, acronyms, and brief forms.
Use 's to form the plural of lowercase abbreviations.
Use 's to form the plural of single-letter abbreviations.
Hyphens and adjectives
The patient is a 33-year-old.
2-year 5-month-old child (note no comma in this)
.38-caliber pistol - note no leading zero here - see below
one-half normal saline
She was panic-stricken
For quantities less than 1, place a zero before the decimal point, except when the number could never equal 1 (e.g., in bullet calibers and in certain statistical expressions such as correlation coefficients and statistical probability).
the new AAMT BOS says about numbers....sm
Subject: the new AAMT BOS says about numbers....sm
that you should use 4-5 and not spell out four to five.....all numbers now, even 1 through 9, should be numerals and not spelling out four, five, etc.
quote from AAMT BOS
Subject: quote from AAMT BOS
A name of a drug, disease, anatomic structure, operations, etc., derived from the name of the person or place. Do not use the possessive form.
ligament of Treitz
I went to an AAMT convention once and
Subject: I went to an AAMT convention once and
Someone asked her about that word, and she said never type pussy, type pus-filled or pus-like. That is what I have done ever since and never got dinged on QA for it.
As per AAMT book 2, is it x2 or x 2? TIA nm
Subject: As per AAMT book 2, is it x2 or x 2? TIA nm
Subject: AAMT Style
Anyone have any good web links to sum up AAMT BOS Second Edition - Don't have book yet...Thanks