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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 Mnemonics for Hand appearances …

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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 Hyperdense GI lesions on CT

We have three super useful mnemonics to remember the causes of high density lesions in the gastrointestinal tract on CT: CHIPES COINS PIG BEACH CHIPES C: chloral hydrate/cocaine packets H: heavy metals I: iodinated compounds, e.g. contrast media, iron P: phenothiazines E: enteric-coated pills S: solvents e.g. carbon tetrachloride COINS C: chloral hydrate/cocaine packets O: opiate packets I: iron and heavy metals N: neuroleptic agents S: sustained release/enteric coated pills PIG …

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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 Mnemonic to remember function of PGI2 and TxA2 in Coagulation …

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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 Mnemonics …

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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 Mnemonics to remember Clinical Features of …

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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 for Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency – 5D BACTERICIDAL …

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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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