Abbreviations

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ABBREVIATIONS

FVC

forced vital capacity

FEV1

forced expiratory volume in 1 sec

PEF

peak expiratory flow

PEFR

peak expiratory flow rate

FEF

forced expiratory flow

FEFR

forced expiratory flow rate

FEFR25­–75

forced expiratory flow rate at 25–75% of the FVC

PCA

patient-controlled analgesia

PaO2

partial pressure of arterial oxygen

PaCO2

partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

IP

intraperitoneal

Pre-op

pre-operatively

Intra-op

intra-operatively

Postop

postoperatively

VAS

visual analogue scale

VRS

verbal rating scale

LA

local anaesthetic

NRS

numerical rating scale