Criteria for diagnosing SLE-mnemonic

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(SLE) diagnostic criteria were proposed by American College of Rheumatology(ACR). SLICC group revised the criteria in 2012, according to themĀ a patient is classified as having SLE if the patient has biopsy-proven lupus nephritis with ANA or anti-dsDNA antibodies …

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Causes of renal papillary necrosis mnemonic

What is renal papillary necrosis? It is a type of coagulative necrosis, which affects the renal medullary pyramids and papillae. Conditions causing renal papillary necrosis can be remembered by this simple mnemonic. Mnemonic for Renal papillary Necrosis POSTCARDS Pyelonephritis Obstruction …

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Urease positive organisms-Mnemonic

What is urease test? Some organisms, especially bacteria produce an exoenzyme called urease. Urease test is the test which is used to identify these organisms in broth culture.Another method is by using Rapid Urease test, which helps in documenting H.Pylori …

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Antidotes for some commonly used medicines

Knowing the effects and side effects of a medicine is very important while prescribing a medicine.Over dose of a medicine can cause severe adverse effects, so knowing which antidote to give is needed when such a situation arises.Given below is …

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Dupuytrens disease

Dupuytrens disease is one of those diseases which present to our Plastic Surgery OPD frequently.Most of the patients come to us, when they are unable to work.So it is the functional limitation due to this disease that forces the person …

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Layers of SCALP ,blood supply and nerve supply

SCALP has 5 layers and it can be memorized by a simple mnemonic SCALP Layers of SCALP-Mnemonic S -Skin C-Connective tissue A-Aponeurosis L-Loose areolar tissue P-Pericranium Blood supply of scalp The Internal carotid and External carotid artery which together give …

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Some general concepts in medicine and ways to learn

If basic anatomy and physiology is not mastered well the rest of medical studies is bound to fail.So refreshing and relearning some basic concepts in medicine will be a great idea. We are going to learn the human anatomy, physiology …

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