March 17, 2014 /

It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday!   Microcytic anemia is defined as “the presence of small, often hypochromic, red blood cells in a peripheral blood smear and is usually characterized by a low MCV.” One of the most popular and well known …
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March 10, 2014 /

  It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Here’s a new high-yield medical mnemonic and internal medicine board review topic. Hypernatremia is a potentially serious condition where the serum of plasma sodium in an individual exceeds 145mEq/L. The condition is generally seen in …
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March 4, 2014 /

  In our ongoing review of commonly used ABIM Internal Medicine Board Review resources, we follow up our look at the Medical Knowmedge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) with analysis of Board Basics 3.   The American College of Physicians (ACP) calls …
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March 3, 2014 /

Antibiotics contraindicated in pregnancy are important to know and understand. They can be remembered by a simple mnemonic “MCAT” M – Metronidazole C – Chloramphenicol A – Aminoglycoside T – Tetracyclines Check out the list of the previous Medical Mnemonics here.



February 24, 2014 /

  Felty syndrome is a rare condition that involves rheumatoid arthritis, decreased white blood cell count, and a swollen spleen. It can develop into a serious and life-threatening infection.   Unfortunately, there is not much known about the condition. The …
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February 17, 2014 /

  Medical mnemonic for the recognizing features of Melanoma It is important to recognize the moles and growths that might cancerous early in the process. A mole exhibiting the following ABCDE features should be at least suspected for Melanoma. A: …
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February 15, 2014 /

Former veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw revealed on Tuesday that he has multiple myeloma. The diagnosis was made last August at the Mayo Clinic and he has been receiving treatment since then while working as an NBC News special …
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February 10, 2014 /

  The classic mnemonic often used to remember the causes of anion gap metabolic acidosis is “MUDPILES” M – Methanol U – Uremia D – Diabetic ketoacidosis P – Propylene Glycol I – Isoniazid L – Lactic Acidosis E – …
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February 7, 2014 /

After suffering from drug, prescription medication and alcohol addiction over the decades, Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2nd in what is believed to be a heroin overdose. The Academy Award-winning actor was found with a syringe in his arm …
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February 3, 2014 /

    Medical Mnemonics Horner’s Syndrome (Oculosympathetic paresis) is a rare neurologic condition whose symptoms and signs include: Ptosis (drooping eyelid) Anhidrosis (inability to sweat). Miosis (pupil constriction) Horner’s syndrome can be caused by any set of sympathetic nerve fiber …
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