USMLE

Notes, Mnemonics and Quizzes for USMLE preparation

Mnemonics- Superior Extremity Motor Nerve Exam

“Thumbs Up” → PIN (Radial Nerve) “OK Sign” → AIN (Median Nerve) “Spread Fingers” → Ulnar Nerve 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 Pancreatic Pseudocyst – Rule of 6 for Surgical Indications in Pancreatic Pseudocyst Mnemonics …

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Mnemonics- Immediate Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Remember the treatment of Myocardial infarction using these two mnemonics BEMOAN and OBESE MAN. BEMOAN β-blockerEnoxaparinMorphineOxygenASANitroglycerin Alternatively in detail; OBESE MAN Oxygen Beta blocker Statin Enoxaparin Morphine Aspirin ACE-Inhibitor Nitrates 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 …

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Mnemonics for Indications of Splenectomy

Remember the indications of splenectomy using the mnemonic SHIRTS. SHIRTS Splenomegaly +Splenic abscess Hereditary spherocytosis Immune thrombocytopenic purpura Rupture of spleen Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Splenic vein thrombosis 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 …

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Mnemonics – Conditions associated with Osteonecrosis of the hips (Avascular Necrosis)

Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic DIGITALIS. DIGITALS DIabetes Gaucher’s disease Infection +Inflammation +Idiopathic Trauma ALcohol Steroids +Sickle cell anaemia Alternatively; Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic ASEPTIC. ASEPTIC Alcohol excess (chronic) Sickle cell disease +SLE Exogenous steroid Pancreatitis …

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Mnemonics – Causes of Chronic Constipation

Remember the causes of chronic constipation using the mnemonic JOE BIDEN JOE BIDEN Juvenile eating disorder(anorexia nervosa) Other(pregnancy, systemic sclerosis, myotonic dystrophy) Environmental and dietary(low fiber diet, immobility,…) Bowel obstructing lesions Irritable bowel syndrome, Idiopathic chronic constipation Drugs(Aluminum, Opiates,…), Dyssynergia defecation Endocrine and metabolic (hypothyroidism,hypokalemia,hypercalcemia) Neurogenic disorders(Multiple sclerosis, Hirschsprung disease) Hope that mnemonic helped. Got …

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Causes of Air in the Biliary tree (Pneumobilia)

Remember the causes of air in the biliary tree / Pneumobilia using the mnemonic PERSEPOLIS. PERSEPOLIS Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography Emphysematous cholecystitis Retrograde cholangiopancreatography Surgery Enteric Fistula(due to gallstones or peptic ulcer disease) Pancreatitis Other(e.g. Congenital anomaly) Liver abscess Incompetent Sphincter of Oddi Alternatively; you can remember the mnemonic SuPER GaS to learn the causes of …

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Mnemonics for Supraventricular Tachycardia Treatment – ABCDE

Remember the treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia using the mnemonic ABCDE. ABCDE Adenosine Beta blocker Calcium channel blocker Digoxin Excitation (vagal stimulation) 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 – Biophysical Profile (Ultrasound of Fetal Behavior) Scoring Criteria Spermatic …

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Mnemonic for Pancoast syndrome

Pancoast syndrome (Pancoast’s syndrome) typically results when a malignant neoplasm of the superior sulcus of the lung leads to destructive lesions of the thoracic inlet and involvement of the brachial plexus and cervical sympathetic nerves (stellate ganglion). This is accompanied by the following : Severe pain in the shoulder region radiating toward the axilla and …

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Mnemonics to remember Side-Effects of Busulfan

Remember the side-effects of Busulfan using the mnemonic BUSULFAN. Bone Marrow suppression Ulcers in Mouth Skin pigmentation Uric acid increased Lung Fibrosis & Loss of Fertility Appetite loss & Adrenal insufficiency Nausea and vomiting 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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Mnemonics for features of Turner syndrome

Remember the features of Turner Syndrome using the mnemonic ELECTION. Eye problems → ptosis, amblyopia, cataract Ear infections and hearing loss Lymphedema Low hair line Liver disorder Elbow deformity → cubitus valgus Cardiac abnormalities → Bicuspid aortic valve and Cortication Thyroid disorder → hypothyroidism Increased weight and BP Ovaries dysgenesis → infertility, amenorrhea Nipples → …

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