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Mnemonic for Signs and Symptoms of Tension Pneumothorax

Remember the signs and symptoms of Pneumothorax using this mnemonic P-THORAX. P-THORAX Pleuritic pain Tracheal deviation Hyperresonance Onset sudden Reduced breath sounds (and dyspnea) Absent fremitus X-ray shows collapse We also have another mnemonic for the common causes of Pneumothorax that you can find here. Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the …

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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 Carpal Bones Ossification : Mnemonic Mnemonics – Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes …

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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 Mnemonic …

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Mnemonics for Clinical Features of Reiter Syndrome

Remember the clinical features of Reiter syndrome using the mnemonic PICK GUN. Planter Fascitis Inflamed Joints Conjunctivitis, Circinate Balanitis Keratoderma Blenorrhagia Gum ulceration Urethritis Nail Dystrophy Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics Causes of Air in the Biliary …

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Mnemonic for Metabolic Changes in Alkalosis

Remember the metabolic changes in Alkalosis using the following mnemonic. “Al-K-loss, Al-Ca-loss” There is loss of K+ (hypokalemia) and Ca++ (hypocalcemia) in state of alkalosis 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 to remember the Areas devoid of …

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Mnemonic for Stenson’s and Wharton’s Salivary Ducts

How to remember Stenson’s and Wharton’s Salivary Ducts ? Use the mnemonic below to remember the salivary ducts. Stenson’s – think “S” for Second molar and Smokeless tobacco (between check and gum). Logically drains the parotid gland. Wharton’s – think “W” for Wet Willie (requires finger against tongue to initiate). Logically drains the submandibular and …

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Mnemonics for Ramsay-Hunt syndrome

Remember the cause and common features of Ramsay Hunt syndrome using the mnemonic Ramsay Hunt (R-H). Etiology Reactivated Herpes zoster Complication Reduced Hearing 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 for Indications of Splenectomy Mnemonic to remember the …

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Mnemonics for Papillary Thyroid carcinoma

Remember the clinical features of PAPILLARY Thyroid Carcinoma using the 5Ps. Clinical features: Papillae (branching) Palpable lymph nodes “Pupil” nuclei (Orphan Annie) Psammoma bodies within lesion (often) Also, has a Positive Prognosis (10 year survival rate: 98%) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also …

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Mnemonic for Differential Diagnosis for Back Pain

Remember the differential diagnosis for Back Pain using the mnemonic DISK MASS. DISK MASS Degeneration {DJD, Osteoporosis, Spondylosis} Infection {UTI, PID, Potts, Osteo, Prostatitis} +Injury/Fracture, compression fracture Spondylitis, Ankylosing +Spondyloarthropathies {Rheumatoid, Reiters, SLE} Kidney stones/infarction/infection {Pyelonephritis /abscess} Multiple Myeloma, +Metastasis from breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, kidney CA Aneurysm – Abdominal Slipped Disk, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis …

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