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  1. SMU135 said:

    Medicine Mnemonics

    Please post only medicine mnemonics.
     
  2. OLM said:

    ADP: role in platelet aggregation

    ADP = Aggregation from the Dense bodies of Platelets.
     
  3. OLM said:

    Differential of Eosinophilia: NAACP

    Eosinophilia: differential
    NAACP:
    Neoplasm
    Allergy/ Asthma
    Addison's disease
    Collagen vascular diseases
    Parasites
     
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    Asclepius1 said:

    rheumatic fever major criteria

    jonesj-joints(arthralgia)o-(looks similar to heart shape) carditisn-nodulese-erythema marginatums-syndem chorea
     
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  7. sanjeevchoubey said:
    CLINICAL MNEMONICS
    Meckel抯 diverticulum- rule of 2抯

    2 inches long,

    2 feet from the ileocecal valve,

    2% of the population

    commonlly presents in the first 2 years of life

    may contain 2 types of epithelial tissue


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    Pheochromocytoma-rule of 10s:

    10% malignant

    10% Bilateral

    10% extraadrenal

    10% calcified

    10% children

    10% familial

    * discussed 10 times more often than actually seen


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    Aphasia

    "BROKen aphasia" (Broca抯 aphasia-broken speech)

    "Wordys aphasia" (Wernicke抯 aphasia- wordy, but making no sense)


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    GET SMASH'D--Causes of Acute pancreatitis

    Gallstones, Ethanol, Trauma, Steroids, Mumps, Autoimmune(PAN), Scorpion bites, Hyperlipidemia, Drugs(azathioprine, diuretics)



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    (Multiple endocrine neoplasia) Each of the MENs is a

    disease of three or two letters plus a feature.

    "MEN I" is a disease of the 3 Ps (pituitary, parathyroid and pancreas)

    plus adrenal cortex.

    "MEN II " is a disease of the two Cs (carcinoma of the thyroid and

    catacholamines [pheochromocytoma]) plus parathyroid for MEN IIa or

    mucocutaneous neuromas for MEN IIb (aka MEN III).



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    Acute pneumonia caused by Pyogenic bacteria--PMN infiltrate

    Acute pneumonia caused by Miscellaneous microbes --Mononuclear infiltrate



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    Takayasu's diz = pulseless diz, therefore when you have

    Takayasu's, I can't Tak'a yu pulse.



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    Argyll-Robertson Pupil--syphilitic pupil (AKA "Prostitute's pupil" - Accommodates, but doesn't react )

    Accommodation reflex present, Pupillary reflex absent



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    CAGE--alcohol use screening

    1. Have you ever felt it necessary to CUT DOWN on your drinking?

    2. Has anyone ever told you they were ANNOYED by your drinking?

    3. Have you ever felt GUILTY about your drinking?

    4. Have you ever felt the need to have a drink in the morning for an EYE OPENER?



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    P-Q-R-S-T--eliciting and HPI and exploring symptoms

    P--palliative or provocative factors for the pain

    Q--quality of pain(burning, stabbing, aching, etc.)

    R--region of body affected

    S--severity of pain(usually 1-10 scale)

    T--timing of pain(eg.-after meals, in the morning, etc.)



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    The five W's--post-operative fever

    Wind--pneumonia, atelectasis

    Water--urinary tract infection

    Wound--wound infections

    Wonderdrugs--especially anesthesia

    Walking--walking can help reduce deep vein thromboses and pulmonary embolus



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    ACID or "Anna Cycled Immediately Downhill"

    classification of hypersensitivity reactions

    Type I - Anaphylaxis

    Type II - Cytotoxic-mediated

    Type III - Immune-complex

    Type IV - Delayed hypersensitivity



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    WBC Count:

    "Never Let Momma Eat Beans(60, 30, 6, 3, 1)

    Neutrophils 60%
    Lymphocytes 30%
    Monocytes 6%
    Eosinophils 3%
    Basophils 1%



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    A-P-G-A-R:

    A - appearance (color)

    P - pulse (heart rate)

    G - grimmace (reflex, irritability)

    A - activity (muscle tone)

    R - respiratory effort


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    Predisposing Conditions for Pulmonary Embolism: TOM SCHREPFER
    T--trauma

    O--obesity

    M--malignancy

    S--surgery

    C--cardiac disease

    H--hospitalization

    R--rest (bed-bound)

    E--estrogen, pregnancy, post-partum

    P--past hx

    F--fracture

    E--elderly

    R--road trip


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    The 4 P's of arterial Occlusion: pain pallor pulselessness paresthesias



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    The 4 T's of Anterior Mediastinal Mass:Thyroid tumor,Thymoma,Teratoma, Terrible Lymphoma



    Treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia


    Some Hot Dude Better Give Iced Fluids Fast!!!

    S: Stop all triggering agents, give 100% O2

    H: Hyperventilate

    D: Dantrolene 2.5mg/kg

    B: Bicarbonate

    G: Glucose and Insulin

    I: IV Fluids, Cooling Blanket

    F: Fluid Output; Furosemide

    F: Tachycardia, be prepared to treat V Tach

    Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve:
    Think of exercising muscle for a rightward shift: Exercising
    muscle is Hot, Acidic (Lactic Acid), Hypercarbic, Benefits from
    oxygen unloading and has an increased 2,3 DPG. Also think Bohr
    effect with a rightward shift(_CO2 = _O2). Realize that the
    Haldane effect means (O2 =CO2 carried by Hgb).
    Back Pain: DISK MASS


    D == Degeneration: DJD, Osteoporosis, spondylosis

    I == Infection: UTI, PID, Potts, osteomyelitis, prostatitis, Injury/fractur
    e, compression fracture.

    S == Spondylitis, ankylosing
    Spondyloarthropathies (rheum. arthritis, Reiters, SLE)

    K == Kidney stones/infarction/infection (pyelo/abscess)


    M == Multiple myeloma
    Metastasis from breast, prostate, lung, thyroid,
    kidney CA

    A == Aneurysm Abdominal pain referred to the back (see acute abdominal pain)

    S == Slipped disk, spondylolisthesis

    S == Strain, scoliosis/lordosis
    Skin: herpes zoster.



    CAUSES OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS:
    "GET SMASH'D"
    Gallstones, Ethanol, Trauma, Steroids, Mumps, Autoimmune(PAN), Scorpion bites, Hyperlipidemia, Drugs(azathioprine, diuretics)

    A-P-G-A-R:
    A - appearance (color)
    P - pulse (heart rate)
    G - grimmace (reflex, irritability)
    A - activity (muscle tone)
    R - respiratory effort

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia: Each of the MENs is a disease of three or two letters plus a feature.
    MEN I is a disease of 3 P's (pituitary, parathyroid, and pancreas) plus adrenal cortex
    MEN II is a disease of 2 C's(carcinoma of thyroid and catacholamines [pheochromocytoma]) plus parathyroid for MEN IIa or mucocutaneous neuromas for MEN IIB(aka MEN III)

    Acute pneumonia caused by Pyogenic bacteria--PMN infiltrate
    Acute pneumonia caused by Miscellaneous microbes--Mononuclear infiltrate

    Takayasu's diz = pulseless diz, therefore when you have Takayasu's, I can't Tak'a yu pulse.

    CAGE--alcohol use screening
    Have you ever felt it necessary to CUT DOWN on your drinking?
    Has anyone ever told you they were ANNOYED by your drinking?
    Have you ever felt GUILTY about your drinking?
    Have you ever felt the need to have a drink in the morning for an EYE OPENER?

    P-Q-R-S-T--eliciting and HPI and exploring symptoms
    P--palliative or provocative factors for the pain
    Q--quality of pain(burning, stabbing, aching, etc.)
    R--region of body affected
    S--severity of pain(usually 1-10 scale)
    T--timing of pain(eg.-after meals, in the morning, etc.)

    A-S-C-L-A-S-T--eliciting and HPI and exploring symptoms
    A--aggravatiing and alleviating factors
    S--severity
    C--character, quality
    L--location
    A--associated sx
    S--setting
    T--timing
    note: ASCLAST means let the patient talk first, then ask him/her specific questions

    Argyll-Robertson Pupil--syphilitic pupil: Accommodation reflex present, Pupillary reflex absent due to damage at pretectal area. Also called the "prostitute's pupil" (accommodates but does not react).

    The five W's--post-operative fever
    Wind--pneumonia, atelectasis
    Wound--wound infections
    Water--urinary tract infection
    Walking--walking can help reduce deep vein thromboses and pulmonary embolus
    Wonderdrugs--especially anesthesia

    Predisposing Conditions for Pulmonary Embolism: TOM SCHREPFER
    T--trauma
    O--obesity
    M--malignancy
    S--surgery
    C--cardiac disease
    H--hospitalization
    R--rest (bed-bound)
    E--estrogen, pregnancy, post-partum
    P--past hx
    F--fracture
    E--elderly
    R--road trip

    ARTERIAL OCCLUSION:
    pain
    pallor
    pulselessness
    paresthesias

    HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS: "Anna Cycled Immediately Downhill--Gell & Goombs" or "ACID."
    Type I Anaphylaxis
    Type II Cytotoxic-mediated
    Type III Immune-complex
    Type IV Delayed hypersensitivity

    WBC Count: "Never Let Mom Eat Beans" and "60, 30, 6, 3, 1"
    Neutrophils 60%
    Lymphocytes 30%
    Monocytes 6%
    Eosinophils 3%
    Basophils 1:
     
  8. mdmora69 said:
    focos de auscultacion area cardiaca "APRIETAME"
    A = AORTICO
    PRIE = PULMONAR
    TA = TRICUSPIDE
    ME = MITRAL
     
  9. Rafficmed said:

    Talking Clozapine

    Clozapine is used for negative symptoms of schizophrenia; see the animated mnemonic by clicking below:

    http://www.northwesternmedicalreview...p?inc=excerpts
     
  10. vitruvian man said:
    TTP ( thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura ) :

    A foxy lady ( adult female ) driving her metallic audi TT coupe cuz she hates Volks Wagon (VW = von willebrand problems ... metalloprotease def. )she is driving with fury (nervous problems ) ,the engine starts getting hotter ( Fever ) ,and suddenly she hits a KID ( kidney failure ) and blood is splashed all over ( microangiopathic hemolytic anemia ) ...

    Silly ... i already know

    Best regards
     
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