Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
So I just came across a question asking me why Barts hydrops fetalis is lethal. The answer is because Barts hemoglobin can't release oxygen to the tissues.
And I thought, "Barts can't fart oxygen." as a funny way to remember this xD
What is Barts hemoglobin anyway?
Tetramers of gamma globin chains formed when there is deletion of all four alpha globin genes.
How do you remember Barts hemoglobin has gamma chains?
I made a sentence with a lot of B's and G's. I'm not even sure if you can call it a mnemonic.
"BiG bart bargains for bar games."
I don't know if it works.
I saw an interesting case in the ward today. And I'll be asking loads of questions for you to answer as you read along!
There was a 75 year old man with proptosis, inability to move his right eye inferiorly or adduct his eye. Any guesses on what it could be?
Saturday, August 29, 2015
So today, on our study group, Vaidehi posted a mnemonic for anti anginal drugs.
The mnemonic is, "Black Nights Can Please Others"
1) Beta blockers:
2) Nitrates (Since nights are sorry and long so do we have - )
Short acting Nitrates: GTN
Long acting Nitrates: Isosorbide
3) Calcium channel blockers: Verapamil, Nifedipine
4) Potassium channel openers (Can also be remembered as - A pleasing person is open to others)
Thanks a lot for the mnemonic Vaidehi!
Related post: Anti arrhythmic drug classes mnemonic
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
It's embryonic hemoglobin first (Gower 1, Gower 2, Portland) then fetal and after that, adult.
GF - Gamma Fetal
BA - Beta Adult
Sunday, August 23, 2015
In CCF due to severe aortic stenosis
Bilateral renal artery stenosis
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Someone requested me to do a criteria for LVH in ECG. Here are a few!