The F word

As the title of the post suggests, this week’s post will take a turn towards the arguably-not-so-PC. If you don’t like one of the F words of this week’s mnemonic, I provide a more PC alternative. :)

When suspecting obstructive biliary disease, think of the 5 factors that describe the patient population frequently affected by gallbladder disease. These 5 factors are remembered with the “5 ‘F’s”

Fair

Female

Forty

Fertile

Fat (or use the more polite term “full”)

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Congratulations to the Canadian 4th year medical students on the residency Match!! Good luck to the Americans!

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