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Raised JVP

PQRST
Pulmonary Embolism
Quantity of fluid (fluid overload)
Right heart failure
Superior vena cava obstruction
Tricuspid regurgitation, tricuspid stenosis, tamponade

2

T2 pre-diabetes management

DELAYS
Diet
Exercise
Lose weight
Aspirin/ACE inhibitor
Yearly check-up
Statin

3

Serious headache cause

TMNT TEL
Trauma
Meningitis
Neurological -> Weakness/Dysphonia/Sensory change
Time (sudden onset)

Temporal artery pain
Loss of vision
Eye pain

4

Severity of pancreatitis

PANCREAS
Pa02 <8kp
Age >55
Neutrophils >15
Calcium <2
Urea >16
Enzymes AST/ALT/LDH
Albumin <32
Sweet - glucose >10

5

Microcytic anaemia

TAILS
Thallasaemia
Anaemia of CD
Iron deficiency
Lead poisioning
Sideroblastic anaemia

6

Macrocytic anaemia

Alcohol
B12
Compensatory reticulocytosis
Drugs (AZT)
Endocrine - hypothyroid
Folate

7

Normocytic

ABCD
Acute blood loss
Bone marrow failure
Chronic disease
Destruction (hemolysis)

8

PCKD complications

LAMB
Liver cysts
Aneurysms
Mitral prolapse
Berry aneurysms

9

Side effects of NSAIDs

I-GRAB
Interactions with other medications (such as Warfarin)
Gastric ulceration (consider adding a PPI when prescribing NSAIDs long-term)
Renal impairment (use NSAIDs sparingly in those with poor renal function)
Asthma sensitivity (triggers 10% of individuals with asthma)
Bleeding risk (due to their effect on platelet function)

10

Post-op complications

5 Ws
Wind
Water
Walk
Wound
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