Uncategorized

Mnemonic to Remember the Causes of Acute Confusion in the elderly

A useful mnemonic to help recall some of the causes of acute confusion in the elderly is – How Come ‘Dis DoDo Is Excited Mnemonic How Come ‘Dis DoDo Is Excited H: hypoxia C: constipation D: drug effects D: diabetes mellitus D: dehydration I: infection E: electrolyte imbalance Hope that mnemonic helped. Do check out more medical mnemonics here. Ventricular Tachycardia Treatment Mnemonic Femoral Triangle Boundaries …

Mnemonic to Remember the Causes of Acute Confusion in the elderly Read More »

Mnemonic for Causes of Pulseless Electrical Activity

Pulseless electrical activity is a very serious medical emergency with very high mortality unless its etiology can be quickly ascertained and corrected.  A super useful mnemonic to remember the different causes of pulseless electrical activity is: MAD (triple H) CAT If you are a fan of WWE (well, who isn’t ?) , Triple H, one of the biggest WWE stars, …

Mnemonic for Causes of Pulseless Electrical Activity Read More »

Mnemonic to remember the Areas devoid of Blood Brain Barrier

Area devoid of BBB (Blood Brain Barrier) can be memorized using the mnemonic MAP SNOW M– Median eminenceA- Area postremaP– Pineal glandS– Subfornical organN– NeurohypophysisO– OVLT- Organum vasculosum laminer terminalis Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics. Failed Intubation : Causes …

Mnemonic to remember the Areas devoid of Blood Brain Barrier Read More »

Mnemonic to remember the Areas devoid of Pain Fibres

Areas devoid of pain fibers Mnemonic: BED PACK B– Brain parenchyma E– Ependyma D– Duramater (Neither covering blood vessel or forming dural venous sinus)  P– Pia mater A– Arachnoid mater C-Choroid plexus Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in the comments below.Also check out these medical mnemonics. Lead Poisoning …

Mnemonic to remember the Areas devoid of Pain Fibres Read More »

Meltzer’s Triad

Meltzer Triad

Meltzer’s triad describes the classical symptoms suggesting the diagnosis of cryoglobulinaemia of polyclonal CGs seen in essential-, viral-, or connective tissue disease-associated cryoglobulinaemia. The triad consists of: palpable purpura arthralgia (joint pain) weakness. Do note that Meltzer’s triad typically occurs in Type 2 and Type 3 Cryoglobulinemia ie Mixed Cryoglobulinemia. The classic presentation of mixed (types II and III) cryoglobulinaemia is characterized …

Meltzer’s Triad Read More »