Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Berksonian bias, Pygmalion effect and Hawthorne effect mnemonic

Hey everyone!
Because the names are so hard to remember, I make silly associations out of them and I hope it helps you all too =)

Berksonian bias: Selection bias that arises from evaluating data on biased patients and hospital records only.

When it comes to Berksonian bias I think of Preston Berke from Grey's anatomy and I know that it's associated with the hospital and patients!

Pygmalion effect: The observer-expectancy effect is a form of reactivity in which a researcher's cognitive bias causes them to unconsciously influence the participants of an experiment.

Researchers are pigs. They think their research is always right. Pygmalion effect! xD

Hawthorne effect: When behavior of the subjects of the study change because they know they're being observed.

Haww I am being studied. Hawthorne effect!

That's all!

Pray that I do well in my exams.


This is awesome. A Tumblr post with gifs and tables. Yaay!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Antiretroviral drugs mnemonic

FUsion inhibitors - EnFUvirtide
Fu - four - gp four one - binds gp 41 inhibiting viral entry.

Maraviroc - You rock when you are 5, you rock when you are 12 and you rock when you are 20.
Binds CCR 5 inhibiting in interaction with gp 120.

InTEGRAse inhibitors - RalTEGRAvir
Inhibits HIV genome integration into host cell chromosome by inhibiting HIV integrase.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

French American British classification of Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (AML types) mnemonic

It is not necessary to remember these for most exams, but knowing them gives us a sense of completeness and makes us feel confident. Important for exams or not, I hope this post helps you! :)

As you go from M0 to M7, the cell is getting more and more differentiated.
WBCs, RBCs and Platelets is the order (wrap!)

French American British classification of Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (AML types) mnemonic

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Collagen in wound healing & Ehlers-Danlos syndrome mnemonic

Hey guys!

We all know that the tensile strength of wound increases after 3 months after a type of collagen is replaced by another collagen.. But which one?
I remember the quote, "United we stand, divided we fall."
So first, type III collagen is laid. Then you unite the I's to make type I collagen :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lipid lowering agents mnemonic

"Fiber Tiger"
Fibrates reduce Triglycerides.

"Fiber Tiger is a Lipoprotein li-pacer"
Paces LPL or simply, up regulates lipoprotein lipase.