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Mnemonics for Causes of Splenomegaly

Remember the simple mnemonic CHINA to remember the causes of Splenomegaly. Congestion/ Cellular infiltration Hematological (eg hemolytic anemia, Sickle cell) Infection/ Infarction (e.g. malaria, GF, CMV) Neoplasia (e.g. CML, lymphoma, other myeloproliferative) Autoimmune 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 Child-Pugh Classification

Remember the factors used in Child-Pugh Classification for Hepatic Disease using the mnemonic AABBC. AA BB C Ascites Albumin level Bleeding (Prothrombin Time/INR) Bilirubin level Cephalopathy (ie, encephalopathy) 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 Causes of …

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Mnemonic to remember the Causes of Urinary Retention

Remember the causes of Urinary Retention using the mnemonic ATONIC BLADDER. ATONIC BLADDER Atonic myelitis Transverse myelitis Obstruction to urethra, e.g. stone, stricture, etc. Neurological: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord disease Infections: UTI Compression of bladder by fibrosis/ retroverted uterus Bladder: stone, tumor Lithium Anti-cholinergic drugs Drug: sympathomimetic +Delivery – after effect Enlarged prostate Rupture of …

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Mnemonic for Crystals in Gout and Pseudogout

Remember the properties of crystals in gout and pseudogout using the following mnemonic. Gout vs. pseudo gout: crystal lab findings Pseduogout crystals are Positive birefringent and Polygon shaped. Gout therefore is the negative needle shaped crystals. Also, gout classically strikes great Toe, and its hallmark is Tophi. Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic …

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Triad of Alport Syndrome

Alport syndrome is an oculo-renal syndrome characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of hemorrhagic nephritis, sensorineural hearing loss and characteristic ocular findings. The triad of Alport syndrome is SNHL – Sensorineural deafness, Progressive kidney failure and Ocular anomalies. Remember the mnemonic KOH to remember the triad of Alport syndrome. K – Kidney : …

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Mnemonic for Cullen’s Sign & Grey-Turner’s Sign in Pancreatitis

Superficial edema and bruising in the subcutaneous fatty tissue around the umbilicus & flanks and they are the sign of retroperitoneal hemorrhage. 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 branches of Celiac trunk Mnemonic for Child-Pugh Classification …

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Mnemonic for Peptic Ulcer Disease association with food intake

Use the simple mnemonic to remember the association of pain in Peptic ulcer disease with food intake. Gastric ulcer pain = Greater with food Duodenal ulcer pain = Decreases with food Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Muscarine …

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Mnemonic for diseases identified using GUTHRIE card

Remember the mnemonic GUTHRIE for the diseases identified using the Guthrie test card. Galactosemic Urine [maple syrup urine disease] Thyroid [hypothyroidism] Inborn Errors of metabolism [eg: PKU] Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Mnemonics- Blue Sclera differentials Amino …

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Mnemonic to remember function of PGI2 and TxA2 in Coagulation

Remember this visual mnemonic to remember the function of PGI2 and Thromboxane A2 in coagulation. TxA2 → Aggregates platelets. PGI2 → Inhibits aggregation. Note: full name of PGI2 is prostaglandin I2 or prostacyclin, full name of TxA2 is thromboxane A2. Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in …

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