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  #41

Like wise the checklist can be
  • CAD Arrythmias,Aortic stenosis ( chest pain/palpitations/PHx of MI)
  • Migraine ( Light flashes, Nasea /Vomiting/ Heachachs)
  • Psychiatric (breathing problems/Anxiety( fear of death etc)
  • Seizures /strokes (jerky move,Numbness & weakness, Vision,Speech, Bowel,bladder)
  • FHx of heart/HTN/DM/Migraine/Stroke



  #42

D/D Confusion

Pneumonic = DEMENTIA
  • Diabetes /Dementia/ Drugs
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine/Mult Infarct Dementia
  • Ethanol (withdrawl / Toxicity)
  • Neurological Deficit diseases= BETA (Bleeds,Encephalitis,Tumors,Abscess,Meningitis)
  • TIA/ Trauma
  • Insulin/ Infections
  • Alzheimers/Abscess

Check list accordingly :- Numbness weakness/Headach ,Flashes, N/V /Jerky movements, LOC/ Insulin use /PHx Trauma/FHx of Alzheimer + Risk factor screen (Cholestrol,HTN,DM etc). For Suspected DEMENTIA =Instrumental inquiry = SHAFT Q's (Shop/Housekeep/Aaccount/Food prep/ Transport) , & Daily activity inquiry =DEATH Q's (Dress/Eat/Ambulate/Toilet/Hygiene)



  #43

D/D = BACK PAIN

Pneumonic = LIMCOTS
  • Lumbar Spinal stenosis
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Multiple Myeloma/ Mets (Prostate, Breast ,Lung)
  • Cauda equina synd/ Cancer
  • Osteoporosis/Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma/ TB
  • Strain (muscle)

Check list= SIQQOR AAA & then ROS =Age/ Bone pains/ constipation=MM/Bowel, bladder/Relieving factors/ Phx of trauma/Surgical Hx(Prostate) /Chest pain,hemoptysis ,Fever &chills/ With bone & joint problems =Functional impairment (SOS=Help)Q's i.e Sleep/Occupation/Suport

Nasuea & Vomiting = A MOPING
  • Anorexia
  • Metabolic( DKA)/Meds
  • Obstruction (pyloric /Intestinal)
  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammation( Pyelo/Cholecysto/Appi/Pancreas/PID)
  • Neurological (BETA)= Bleed/Encephalitis/Tumor/Abscess
  • Gastroenteritis



  #44

Dizziness is DENTAL CAMPUS
  • Diabetic comp ( Orthostatic )
  • Ear problems (Meniere's/ BPV)
  • Neural tumors/Neuropathy
  • Thyroid
  • Anemia
  • L leave me
  • CAMPUS is same as is for SPELLS/LOC/SYNCOPE



  #45

Pneumonic for orderly HOPI questions= ABCDF- SIQOR AA ROS
  • Appear/Begin=Duration
  • Context= Precipitation (wht were u doin b4, during ?Anythin different?)
  • Development = Progression (sudden / progressive, Any changes overtime)
  • Frequency= persistent/intermittent ( how often/how long)
  • Site
  • Intensity= 0-10/10
  • Quality = character
  • Other sympt = ROS
  • Radiation= move
  • Aggravation
  • Alleviation
  • ROS





  #46

these are great dr frank! YOu seem like a really smart guy! It's comforting to know there are docs like you around! grin


  #47

First Dr.Frank now Mrs? HEHEHEHE! gringringrin


  #48

A - Amount
B - Blood
C - Color , Consistency
D - Duration
O - Odor.


  #49

I have a question my friends , what does ( SELFMADE) mnemonic stands for ? i have read that it summarizes the HPI ,but couldnt figure out how ...so i would appreciate your explanations

Best regards


  #50

MMCC SBK DP ( mmm ... i see ... K ... lets go to the PD (police department) on a BuS to sue this NEUROTIC)

M mental M motor C cranial C cerebellar K kernig P plantar reflex D dtr B brudzinski S sensation ......... Neurotic : Neurology exam





  #51

This is my first post here !
I'm preparing for the CS and came up with the following mnemonic for All Neuro cases so i don't forget to ask about anything ! smiling face
Imagine an old guy who got hit on the head , lost his memory and is looking for his imaginary girl friend who is thin and cute and he's making a video of her ! and he asks you :
HaVe yoU SaW my Cute THiN GirLL FFriend ViDeo ?
( the grammer and speech are affected as well ! grin )

HV U SW C THN GLL FF VD ?
Headaches
Visual disturbance
Urinary incontinence
Sleep disturbance
Weakness/Numbness
Confusion/Convulsion
Tinnitus
Hearing loss
Nausia
Gait
Loss of conc.
Light headedness
Falls/trauma
Fullness of ears
Vomiting
Discharge , Ear

You can simply not ask about the Ear part if not relevant ! modify as needed grin

And to make sure you got it completely don't forget the MinMental Stat. Exam :

MC LOPE
( this is the girls name !! the one who that confused guy is looking for !!! ) grin

Memory
Concentration / Conciousness
Language
Object recognition / Orientation
Praxia
Executive function (abstarction / planing / organizing / sequencing )


  #52

here'sone to help you remeber the indications of Dialysis :
i have to pee grin

I HAF to PE
Intoxication ( Ethylene glycol , Methanol)
Hyperkalemia
Acidemia
Fluid overload
Pericarditis
Encephalopathy


Hope u like these !
wink


  #53

Here's a mnemonic for the ObGyn Hx :
i came up with it while watching CSi on RTV .. the investigator was questioning a woman about her Last Menstrual Period while taking a sample for a PAP smear :

LMP RTV CS PAP

LMP !!
Menarchae
Period ( lasts .... days?)
Reglarity ( every .... wks?)
Tampoons/Pads # per day
Vaginal discharge, itching , dryness
Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)
Spotting ( intermenstrual / post coital )
Pregnency ( Hx & complications)
Abortion /miscarriage
PAP smear ( last time result ?, Hx of past abnormal result ? )

Hope u find it useful people ! grin


Edited by Squalo on Sep 11, 2007 - 4:38 AM

  #54

Here's one i came up for the Associted symptoms of Amenorrhea ..
It's not the complete symptoms , but these are the ones that u should NOt forget to ask about , and they kinda remind me of the rest !!
a HAG with a Very Fou(W)l Hea(I)DaChe grin

HAG V FWL HiDC
( i know it's kinda lame , but it's the best i could come up with to remind me of a Gyn case (HAG means an old lady) with one possible Amenorhea symptom (Headache in Prolactinoma and Peri-menopause )

Hair & skin changes ( for Hypothyroidism/Hirsutism of PCOS) /Headaches
Anorexia nervosa /Anxiety & Depresion
Galactorrhea
Visual disturbance / Virilization
Fatigue
Wt change , Appetite & Diet
Libido
Hotflushes
insomnia
Deep voice change
Cold intolerance & Constipation

Good luck to u all , wish me some too wink
Regards , Squalo


  #55

Here's one for the causes of Dyspareunia :
DATIVE ! ( u have to be on a date to have sex grin )

Domestic abuse
Atrophic vaginiyis ( don't forget to ask about s/s of Menopause)
Tumor ,Pelvic
Infection ( lower : Vulvovaginitis - Cervicitis / Upper : PID )
Vaginismus
Endometriosis ( don't forget to ask 'bout Cyclic pelvic pain )


i didn't bother making a mnemonic for the S/S (signs & sympt.) of Dyspareunia's causes because if u ask the Sex. Hx and the ObGyn Hx (LMP RTV CS PAP) u'll be covering most of them automatically !

enjoy ! wink


  #56

Hi everyone,
i'm about to take step 2 cs and while studying i came up with a nice mnemonic for skin review of systems which aReNT SIMMBEL :-)

R (rash)
N (nail changes)
T (temperature)

S (sensation)
I (itching)
M (masses)
M (moles)
B (bleeding/bruises)
E (edema)
L (lesions)

This mnemonic screens for a lot of conditions that might leave skin findings. after all the skin is our largest organ. And NO, i DONT want to become a dermatologist :-P
Good luck to you all !!!



  #57

Dis is 4 GI hx .ABCDEFGHIJ+.MNOP

A-appetite

B-BOWEL HABITS.,

C-CONSTIPATION

D-diarrhea

E-EATING HABITS.

F-FEVER

H-HAEM IN STOOL

I-incontinence

J-JAUNDICE

M-medications eg iron tabs causin constipation or antibiotics causin diarrhea

N-nausea

O-OFCOURSE nausea followed by VOMITING

P-pain abdomen



  #58

FOR PEDIATRIC HISTORY.


F E V E R C U D Seizure + P A M I F B I G D E A L S.


FEVER- Fever, Ear pulling, Vomiting, Ear discharge,eyes discharge, Rash, CUD- Chest symptoms n Cold-runny nose,cough,chest painfast respirations,shortness of breath, Urination-any increased or decreased urination,no. of wet diapers,any odour,colour of urine, Diarrhea-frequency,onset,mucus in stool,blood in stool,any cryin during defecation , Seizure-any jerky movements,any leakage of urine or stool during fits,ant post ictal irritability,or loss of consciousness.


PAM - P-Past medical,past surgical hx, previous hospitalizations. A-Allergies, M-Medications, IF I-Ill contacts, F -family history, BIG -B- birth hx, I-Immunizations, G-Growth n development,ht,wt,milestones. D-DEALS- Day care, E-Eating habits,feeding of da baby, A-Appetite, L-Look of tha baby or appearance, S- Sleep









  #59

Great Effort Guys!!!nod

Thanks A lot!!!

Good Luck to All!




  #60

Dry Mouth causes DRI

D Drugs/Dehydration

R Renal/Radiation

I Immuno(Sjorgen)/Intense emotion







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