Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

# Various case and term issues

Reported by: Owned by: Claire West Gunther Schadow minor Revision 1.9

Hello
I have just started to use UCUM for standardisation of units for clinical laboratory data and have some comments:

1. In Table 6: there are c/i units for [eps_0] and [mu_0]. Shouldn't these be in uppercase?
1. In table 18: there is a c/i unit for [IN_i’HG]. Shouldn't this be uppercase?
1. In table 24 there are c/i units for KG{wet’tis} and MG{creat}. Shouldn't these be uppercase?
1. In Appendix D there is a term /g{tot’ptot}. Shouldn't this be prot rather than ptot?
1. There is inconsistent use of (c/i)terms for heart beat:

In Appendix D
mL/({h’b}.m2)
gf.m/{hb}

In Appendix A:
g.m/{H.B.}

1. In table 5 There is a name for ‘are’ denoting area. Should this be 'area'?
1. In appendix D, I find ambiguity in the use of ‘per’ and ‘and’ in the following nested examples:

meq/(kg.d) = milliequivalent per kilogram per day
meq/(kg.min) = milliequivalent per kilogram and minute.
Does ‘and ‘ actually mean ‘and per’?
Section 2.2 7 (algebraic unit terms) talks as the period as an operator for multiplication but this doesn’t seem to be borne out by the examples. Please clarify

I am not an expert in this field so please pardon any ignorance on my part!

### comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Gunther Schadow

Milestone: → Revision 1.9 defect → enhancement

There are several issues here:

• As for c/i terms using lower case - strictly not a problem (as long as case does not matter, we could write in all lower case) but we should turn to upper case for consistency's sake.
• ptot - prot is a spelling issue, to be fixed
• {h'b} vs. {H.B.} is in curly braces and has no semantic value at all, but we shall remove the H.B. in favor of h'b because we avoid the period everywhere else.
• the unite "are" is correct spelling in English (German it's just "ar")
• and is ok for reading the unit, it is in fact less ambiguous than reading the "per" twice, if any change I would change the second "per" to "and" in all cases.
• the period for multiplication is definitely used and there are many examples, including the ones you cite "meq/(kg.min) -- multiplication of kg and min in the denominator under kg.

### comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Gunther Schadow

Owner: set to Gunther Schadow new → assigned

### comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Gunther Schadow

Description: modified (diff) → fixed assigned → closed

capitalization fixed.

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