Month: January 2021

Mnemonics for Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): Definition, Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is an important topic for medical exams.Remember the salient points in DKA using these four mnemonics. Definition D ->Diabetes K-> Keto A ->Acidosis Presentation D ->Dehydration K ->ketonemia \ kussmaul breathing A ->Acidosis Diagnosis D ->decrease in (bicarbonate , sodium ) levels K->ketones in blood A ->amylase elevation Treatment D ->dehydration therapy …

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Mnemonics for Contraindications of Tonsillectomy

Remember the contraindications of Tonsillectomy using the mnemonic ABCDE. “A,B,C,D,E” Active infection Bleeding/ clotting disorders Cervical spondylosis Diphtheritic tonsillitis Endemic of polio Failure in controlling systemic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, bronchial asthma, LRTI Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical …

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Mnemonic for Symptoms and Signs of Dementia : 7A’s of Dememtia

Remember the clinical symptoms and signs of Dementia using the 7A’s of Dementia. Anosognosia – Ignorance of the presence of disease Agnosia – Inability to recognize objects by using the senses Aphasia –¬†Loss of ability to speak or understand language Apraxia – Inability to perform purposeful movements Altered Perception – Misinterpretation of information from senses Apathy – Lacks interest in …

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Mnemonic for Clinical Features of Hodgkin’s Disease : WAAARM LIFHS

Remember the clinical features and findings in Hodgkin disease using the medical mnemonic / acronym – WAAARM LIFHS Hodgkin’s Disease Clinical Features: WAAARM LIFHS Weight loss Anemia Abdominal pain Alcohol-induced pain in lymph nodes Regional lymphadenopathy Mediastinal involvement (eg: compression of local structures) Lymphadenopathy Itchiness Fever, night sweats, Pel-Epstein fever Hyperuricemia (eg: manifesting as gout) …

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Mnemonic for Clinical Features of Turner Syndrome : CLOWNS

Turner Syndrome components and clinical features can be remembered using the mnemonic : CLOWNS Cardiac abnormalities: Co-arctation of Aorta Lymphoedema Ovaries underdeveloped : sterility, amenorrhea Webbed neck Nipples widely spaced Short Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics. Remember …

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Mnemonics for Unconsciousness – Causes, Differentials, Treatment

Remember the differentials of Unconsciousness using this simple medical mnemonic : FISH SHAPED Fainted Illness/Infantile febrile convulsions Shock Head injuries Stroke (CVA) Heart problems Asphyxia Poisons Epilepsy Diabetes Remember the Common Causes of Unconsciousness using this simple medical mnemonic : DEATHH All these common causes need to be ruled out first. Diabetes mellitus: causing DKA, …

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Mnemonic for Common Causative Organisms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) : PEEKS

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) common causative organisms can be remembered using the mnemonic PEEKS. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) common causative organisms : PEEKS Proteus E coli Enterococcus Klebsiella Serratia Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics. Mnemonic for Antidepressant discontinuation …

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Mnemonic for Signs of Venous Insufficiency : STUBED

Remember the Signs of Venous Insufficiency using the medical mnemonic / acronym : STUBED Venous Insufficiency, signs: STUBED Stasis dermatitis Trendelenberg test positive Ulceration of medial malleolus Brown pigment coloration Edema Dependency pain (ie: painful when leg below body level) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in …

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Mnemonic for Causes of Vomiting : VOMITING

Remember the causes of Vomitting using the medical mnemonic / acronym : VOMITTING Causes of Vomiting : VOMITING Vestibular/ Vagal reflex (pain) Opiates Migraine/ Metabolic e.g. DKA Infection Toxicity (cytotoxic, digoxin) Increased ICP/ Ingested alcohol Neurogenic GI/ Gestation Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these …

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