Triads, pentads and classic presentations (part 11)

Apologies for not having posted in a while! The Weekly Mnemonic is back with number 11 of the “Triads” series. This time, 3 triads with the focus is on women’s health are presented.

Meig’s syndrome will resolve with resection of the benign ovarian mass and consists of the triad of: 1) ascites 2) pleural effusion 3) benign ovarian tumour.

The female athlete triad consists of 3 conditions and is found in females participating in sports activities which value a low body weight: 1) eating disorder 2) amenorrhea 3) osteoporosis or osteopenia.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is an anovulatory state which includes the following 3 classic findings: 1) signs of hyperandrogenism (hirsutism, acne, hair loss, etc.) 2) oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea 3) polycystic appearance of ovaries on ultrasound.

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After a two week hiatus, The WM brings you  mnemonics with a food theme to satisfy the  minds of all those hungry learners out there.

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Anti-arrhythmics are tricky to remember and here is one I came across on USMLE world for the class I anti-arrhythmics: “Double Quarter Pounder/ Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo/ More Fries Please!”

“Class Ia: Double Quarter Pounder

Double = Disopyramide
Quarter = Quinidine
Pounder = Procainamide

“Class Ib: Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo

Lettuce = Lidocaine
Tomato = Tocainide
Mayo = Mexiletine

“Class Ic: More Fries, PleaseMoricizine, Flecainide, Propafenone

More = Moricizine
Fries = Flecainide
Please = Propafenone

Leah submitted another great mnemonic this week for the most common tumours metastatic to bone:

“BLT with a Kosher Pickle”
B = Breast
L = Lung
T = Thyroid
Kosher = Kidney
Pickle = Prostate

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