blue-lights-and-tea:

The order is important!! Phlebotomy!!

blue-lights-and-tea:

The order is important!!
Phlebotomy!!

usmlenotes:

TUMOR MARKERS!

usmlenotes:

TUMOR MARKERS!

nevver:

Lisa Congdon
nursetinkerbell:

nightdutynurse:

Oh so important!

Nice to know:)

nursetinkerbell:

nightdutynurse:

Oh so important!

Nice to know:)

usmlenotes:

Deep Vein Thrombosis Mnemonic!

usmlenotes:

Deep Vein Thrombosis Mnemonic!

medicowesome:

Hey everyone! Long time, is it not?

We’ll be learning about chelating agents today!

The antidote for copper poisoning is pencillamine.
How do I remember that?
"Copper pennies"
Penicillamine - Copper.

Dimercaprol is also known as British Anti Lewisite.
"BAL GAL" (It rhymes lol) or

What to do if you suspect spinal injury:

mynotes4usmle:

Common Metastases MNEMONIC

mynotes4usmle:

Common Metastases MNEMONIC

If in the presence of jaundice the gallbladder is palpable, then the jaundice is unlikely to be due to a stone

Courvoisier’s Law

  • indicates carcinoma either of pancreas or lower biliary tree
  • main exception = stone impaction in Hartmann’s pouch —> mucocele formation, and jaundice from second stone in CBD

(via cluelessmedic)

According to Courvoisier’s law; if gallbladder is palpable in a jaundiced patient, it is unlikely to be due to gallstones, because stones would have given rise to chronic inflammation and subsequently fibrosis of gallbladder therefore, rendering it incapable of dilatation. Conversely, the causes other than stone (principally tumours), would result in the distension of gallbladder, felt on abdominal palpation. However, in Courvoisier study of 109 cases of dilatation of gallbladder, 17 were due to impacted stones. Therefore, Courvoisier concluded that dilatation of gallbladder was rare with stones obstructing the common bile duct. Despite this fact it is always assumed that the palpable gallbladder is due to malignancy (pancreatic or periampullary etc.).