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English translation: smoker with PA smoking index=16

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Romanian term or phrase:fumator 16PA
English translation:smoker with PA smoking index=16
Entered by: LaraBarnett
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20:40 Feb 17, 2012
Romanian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Hospital Medical Letter
Romanian term or phrase: fumator 16PA
This is part of the description of a patient in a medical report:

"pacient in varsta de 44 ani, fumator 16PA, cu expunere profesionala...."

I realise that "fumator" is describing him as a smoker but do not know what exactly 16PA refers to. I thought it could be the number of cigarettes he smokes a day, but sill think this sounds a bit odd.
LaraBarnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:34
smoker with PA smoking index=16
Explanation:
PA is an index showing whether the patient’s lungs are older than they should be at his/her age, P representing the number of packet of cigarettes smoked per day, and A is the persons’ age. For example, if someone is 40 years old and smokes 10 cigarettes a day, we divide 40 with 0.5 (half a packet), so the index is 20.
The link below calculates smoking index in another way, but the term can be used in our case, too. The second link explains PA as it is calculated in our case.


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Note added at 1 óra (2012-02-17 22:05:35 GMT)
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It seems, that there is no single internationally accepted/used term for this index, and there is not only one way to calculate lung age (see for example: http://www.chestx-ray.com/PFTs/PFTprediction.html). Given the fact that in our case P means pachet in Romanian and packet in English, A means ani in Romanian and age in English, I think I would use the term PA smoking index, and I would explain in brackets or in a footnote: to calculate lung age.
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Virág-Lilla Rácz
Local time: 05:34
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smoker with PA smoking index=16


Explanation:
PA is an index showing whether the patient’s lungs are older than they should be at his/her age, P representing the number of packet of cigarettes smoked per day, and A is the persons’ age. For example, if someone is 40 years old and smokes 10 cigarettes a day, we divide 40 with 0.5 (half a packet), so the index is 20.
The link below calculates smoking index in another way, but the term can be used in our case, too. The second link explains PA as it is calculated in our case.


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Note added at 1 óra (2012-02-17 22:05:35 GMT)
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It seems, that there is no single internationally accepted/used term for this index, and there is not only one way to calculate lung age (see for example: http://www.chestx-ray.com/PFTs/PFTprediction.html). Given the fact that in our case P means pachet in Romanian and packet in English, A means ani in Romanian and age in English, I think I would use the term PA smoking index, and I would explain in brackets or in a footnote: to calculate lung age.


    Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20077814
    Reference: http://fumatulcosta.blogspot.com/2009/11/esti-fumator-calcul...
Virág-Lilla Rácz
Local time: 05:34
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Thank you.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for your very informative answer. But would we still say PA in English? If not I could use lung age.


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