By Michael Spinner Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common problem among hospitalized patients with numerous etiologies. Common causes include: Volume depletion or renal hypoperfusion (prerenal) ATN from ischemia or nephrotoxins (intrinsic), and Urinary obstruction (postrenal). For all of these etiologies, the final common pathway is an acute […]
By Molly Lewis Viruses… not only can they literally make you sick to your stomach from gastroenteritis, but trying to remember their classifications can cause significant nausea as well! The solution? No, it’s not oral rehydration therapy or ondansetron – try a mnemonic!
By Molly Lewis Learning antibiotics can be quite overwhelming- trade names, generic names, spectrums of activity, side effects, etc.- so many details! To make it a bit more manageable, I used as many mnemonics as I could find or create! Here is one of my favorites.
By Molly Lewis Kawasaki disease (AKA mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) may sound like a rare entity found only in Japan, but it happens more often than you might expect- in the US, 19 children per 100,000 each year! It is a systemic vasculitis that most often affects young […]
By Molly Lewis Pumpkin pie – one of my absolute favorite things! Memorizing biochemistry pathways – um, not quite as high on the favorites list…. Joining the two = a palatable combination!
By Molly Lewis In your Step 1 prep, you’ll most likely run across questions similar to this: “A mother brings her 4-year-old son into the pediatrician for a well-child visit. The boy is able to hop on one foot, has imaginary friends, can speak with prepositions, and can […]
By Molly Lewis Whether you are a first year in Physical Diagnosis class, a second year in Continuity Clinic, a third year seeing consults, or an attending deciding if a patient needs emergency surgery, taking a complete history is a key aspect of patient care. How can you […]
By Haley Masterson Mnemonic courtesy of First Aid for the USMLE: Step 1
Do you LOVE mnemonics? Want to be a part of the First Aid Team? Looking for a paid internship? We’re currently looking for someone who would like to create simple, visual mnemonics for our blog at FirstAidTeam.com. If you think you qualify, and you’d like to join the […]
By Haley Masterson All Physicians Take Money (Aortic, Pulmonic, Tricuspid, Mitral) From left to right across your chest: A is the right upper sternal border (the second right interspace), P is the left upper sternal border (the second left interspace), T is the left lower sternal border, and […]