Showing posts with label Mnemonics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mnemonics. Show all posts

Friday, December 1, 2023

BGO mnemonic for nuclear medicine boards

See YouTube video here 

Tracer uptake and coronary blood flow mnemonic for Nuclear Cardiology boards


Radiation safety in pregnancy

United States Nuclear Regulation Commission (USNRC) also recommends total fetus exposure during pregnancy to be less than 5.0 mSv (500 mrem). The fetus radiation dose below 50 mGy is considered safe and not cause any harm.

See YouTube video

Friday, August 4, 2023

Threshold for surgical repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm in patients with Marfan syndrome mnemonic

What is the threshold for surgical repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm in patients with Marfan syndrome? 

5 cm

Marfan, MarFIVE

The threshold for surgical repair in patients with Marfan syndrome is an external diameter of 5 cm. Factors that will prompt repair at a diameter <5 cm include rapid growth of >0.5 cm in 1 year, family history of aortic dissection at a diameter <5 cm, or the presence of significant aortic regurgitation.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Transposition of the Great Arteries: D-TGA & L-TGA (congenitally corrected TGA) mnemonic

Here's a mnemonic I made:

D the arteries. 

And L flipped 45 degrees counter clock wise looks like a V for ventricles so ventricles are transpositioned. Ventricles also have C that reminds me it's congenitally corrected. 

That's all! 

-IkaN (Nakeya Dewaswala) 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Low voltage criteria on ECG mnemonic

Entire amplitude of the QRS (R + S wave) must be < 5mm in all limb leads or < 10mm in all precordial leads. How do I remember this? Mnemonic!​

- IkaN (Nakeya Dewaswala)

Monday, May 30, 2022

GLUT-4 mnemonic and illustration

GLUT-4 functions for the insulin-dependent translocation of glucose.

Shreya HA

Puedomonas mnemonic and illustration

Here's an illustration on pseudomonas for the desi students studying microbiology! 


Here is you're friend , Psuedomonas

I am pink in colour __ gram negative

I have a long red hair __ flagella

I don't have an additional jacket __ non capsulated

I live on oxygen mask __ obligate aerobe

I play Holi everyday with red , green brown and blue _ pyorubicin , pyoverdin , pyomelanin, pyocyanin.Pigments produced by psuedomonas

My Diet chart __ biochemical reactions and culture media

Biochemical diet _

• Oxidase ka Bartha __ oxidase test positive

• Hugh leifson soup __ hugh leifson media __ glucose oxidation

• Cata cola __ catalase reaction positive

Culture diet _

• Nutrient shake _ In nutrient broth forms surface pellicle ( obligate aerobe)

• Nutrient cake __ nutrient agar _with green / blue colonies , sweet odor

• Red currant cake __ blood agar __ beta hemolysis

• Yellow McConkey sauce __ McConkey agar __ yellow colonies ( doesn't belong to enterobactericea )

• Cetrimide karela fry __ selective medium for psuedomonas __ cetrimide agar 

-Shreya HA

Friday, January 28, 2022

Quantification of severe mitral regurgitation (MR) mnemonic

Quantification of severe chronic mitral regurgitation mnemonic. 

Courtesy Dr. Mikel Smith

-IkaN (Nakeya Dewaswala Bhopalwala) 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Parkinson's disease medication taper sequence mnemonic

 In Parkinson's disease, how do you taper off medications to reduce psychotic symptoms? This is a step 3 question.