|I.v. (intravenously)||States that the ordination must be given intravenously. E.g., blood, antibiotics, fluids.|
|ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes||An abbreviation for International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, used to classify diseases and other health-related conditions. |
An ICD-10 diagnosis code consists of one letter and up to three numbers. The letter indicates which organ system/area the disease is located at. The first two numbers describe the specific disease, while the number after the period describes the details of the disease.
In Denmark, the ICD is combined with the Health Service’s classification system (SKS), where another letter is placed at the front and where it is possible to put a letter at the end to further specify the diagnosis. Eg. DC44.4A – Other skin cancers located on the scalp.
|Inframammary furrow (IMF)||Anatomically defined furrows in the skin, that form the natural lower border of the breast against the thoracic wall. May be smoothed in massive weight loss patients.|
|Immunotherapy||Immunotherapy is a form of treatment, that utilizes the body’s immune system to target the cancer cells. The immune system can be activated either by stimulating the immune cells or by blocking the immune system’s brake mechanisms. Used in metastatic malignant melanoma.|
|In situ (cancer)||A precursor to cancer, so-called premalignant cell changes. The definition of in situ changes is that the cells continue to respect the basal membrane of the skin and are not invasive in deeper layers of skin.|
|In-transit metastasis||Spread of metastasis to the dermis, subcutis or deeper structures at a distance of > 2 cm from the primary tumor, but not peripherally to the regional lymph nodes.|
|Incision||Surgical incision through the skin’s surface with e.g, a scalpel.|
|Incisional biopsy||A sample of a suspicious tissue in contrast to an excisional biopsy in which an entire tumor is removed. E.g., punch biopsy.|
|Inflammatory phase (wound healing)||Number 2 of 4 stages in the wound healing process (From day 2-6). In an inflammatory reaction, the blood supply to the damaged area is increased and immune cells arrive, resulting in redness and swelling. The neutrophils remove bacteria and the macrophages remove other foreign matter from the area. Redness, secretion, and fibrin coatings are often seen.|
|Injection (Inj.)||Specifies that the prescription should be injected.|
|Inner thigh plasty||Surgical procedure for tightening the skin of the inner thighs. The cicatrice can be laid along the inside of the thigh, transversely, parallel to the inguinal ligament. The looseness typically occurs after heavyweight loss, but age and hereditary factors also play a role.|
|Intertwined (suture)||A suture consisting of several small threads intertwined. This provides a better hold, but at the expense of increased risk of infection if the suture is not completely covered by tissue.|
|Ischemic wound||Wounds that due to poor arterial blood supply do not receive sufficient oxygen. The cause may be arteriosclerosis or thrombosis. This causes poorer and slower healing, with an increased risk of infection.|