Medical Examinations

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ninjatengu:

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aspiringdoctors:

thisfuturemd:

Common Abbreviations in Medicine

YAY THIS IS GREAT! Also…- PRN= as needed
- BID = twice a day
- TID = three times a day
-hx or h/o = history of
- dc or d/c = discharge
- fu or f/u = follow-up
- CC = chief complaint or coco chanel ;)
Any others?

BIBEMS= brought in by EMSBIBA= brought in by ambulanceNTND= non-tender, non-distended TTP=tender to palpation RUQ, LUQ, RLQ, LLQ= right upper, left upper, right lower, left lower quadrant SOB=shortness of breath CP=chest painD/w= discussed withHTN=hypertension HLD=hyperlipidemiaT2DM= type 2 diabetes mellitusqH=every evening 2/2=secondary toAFVSS= afebrile, vital signs stableNS=normal saline

BRBPR: Bright red blood per rectum LAD: Lymphadenopathy CAD: coronary artery diseasePNA: Pneumonia BS: Bowel (or breath) sounds (as in Bowel sounds +) N/V: Nausea/vomiting AAO: Awake, alert, oriented A+O: Awake and orientedAKA: Above knee amputationBKA: Below knee amputation LMP: Last menstrual period KUB: kidney ureter bladderRRR: Regular rate & rhythm r/m/g: rales, murmurs, gallops (as in “no r/m/g”)also, I’ve seen tx used as transplant as well…

ninjatengu:

mddiaries:

aspiringdoctors:

thisfuturemd:

Common Abbreviations in Medicine

YAY THIS IS GREAT! Also…
- PRN= as needed

- BID = twice a day

- TID = three times a day

-hx or h/o = history of

- dc or d/c = discharge

- fu or f/u = follow-up

- CC = chief complaint or coco chanel ;)

Any others?

BIBEMS= brought in by EMS
BIBA= brought in by ambulance
NTND= non-tender, non-distended
TTP=tender to palpation
RUQ, LUQ, RLQ, LLQ= right upper, left upper, right lower, left lower quadrant
SOB=shortness of breath
CP=chest pain
D/w= discussed with
HTN=hypertension
HLD=hyperlipidemia
T2DM= type 2 diabetes mellitus
qH=every evening
2/2=secondary to
AFVSS= afebrile, vital signs stable
NS=normal saline

BRBPR: Bright red blood per rectum 
LAD: Lymphadenopathy 
CAD: coronary artery disease
PNA: Pneumonia 
BS: Bowel (or breath) sounds (as in Bowel sounds +) 
N/V: Nausea/vomiting 
AAO: Awake, alert, oriented 
A+O: Awake and oriented
AKA: Above knee amputation
BKA: Below knee amputation 
LMP: Last menstrual period 
KUB: kidney ureter bladder
RRR: Regular rate & rhythm 
r/m/g: rales, murmurs, gallops (as in “no r/m/g”)
also, I’ve seen tx used as transplant as well…


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neuromorphogenesis:

Hacking The Brain

Abuse of these mind hacking drugs is one of the fastest growing problems of our generation. As long as doctors keep prescribing these harmful drugs to too many youngsters the problem will continue to grow. Although some children really do need these drugs to function regularly, my personal opinion is that the requirements and potency of these drugs should wait until the patient is of age – the same as tobacco or alcohol. The availability of these drugs to young Americans needs to diminish if the trend of usage wants to decrease.

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jewsee-medicalstudent:

Superior vena cava syndrome.
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava. More than 90% of cases of superior vena cava obstruction are caused by cancer - most commonly bronchogenic carcinoma, typically a tumor outside the vessel compressing the vessel wall - but it can, sometimes, have a benign cause.
Signs and symptoms: Shortness of breath is the most common symptom, followed by face or arm swelling due to excess of fluid (edema). Frequent symptoms are: headache, venous distention in the neck and distended veins in the upper chest and arms, lightheadedness, cough.
Treatment: Several methods of treatment are available, mainly consisting of careful drug therapy and surgery. Glucocorticoids (such as prednisone or methylprednisolone) decrease the inflammatory response to tumor invasion and edema surrounding the tumor. They are most helpful if the tumor is steroid-responsive, such as lymphomas. In addition, diuretics (such as furosemide) are used to reduce venous return to the heart which relieves the increased pressure.
(Picture from The New England Journal of Medicine).

jewsee-medicalstudent:

Superior vena cava syndrome.

Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava. More than 90% of cases of superior vena cava obstruction are caused by cancer - most commonly bronchogenic carcinoma, typically a tumor outside the vessel compressing the vessel wall - but it can, sometimes, have a benign cause.

Signs and symptomsShortness of breath is the most common symptom, followed by face or arm swelling due to excess of fluid (edema). Frequent symptoms are: headache, venous distention in the neck and distended veins in the upper chest and arms, lightheadedness, cough.

Treatment: Several methods of treatment are available, mainly consisting of careful drug therapy and surgery. Glucocorticoids (such as prednisone or methylprednisolone) decrease the inflammatory response to tumor invasion and edema surrounding the tumor. They are most helpful if the tumor is steroid-responsive, such as lymphomas. In addition, diuretics (such as furosemide) are used to reduce venous return to the heart which relieves the increased pressure.

(Picture from The New England Journal of Medicine).

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