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March 25, 2019

Abnormal Placental Adherence

Normal placental implantation occurs when the placental villi attach to the decidua. However, in Placenta Accreta Spectrum (also known as morbidly adherent placenta) the decidual layer […]
March 15, 2019

Guess the Deficiency

Zinc Deficiency Zinc is an essential element that is involved in the metabolic properties of many proteins. Deficiency can be seen across many clinical manifestations and […]
March 1, 2019

Autoimmune Blistering

Commonly tested and commonly confused are the similarly sounding blistering disorders. This mnemonic should help to simplify these two auto-immune blistering skin disorders. Check out this […]
February 22, 2019

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindau disease Von-Hippel Lindau disease is caused by an autosomal dominant deletion of the VHL gene on chromosome 3. This gene codes for a protein […]
February 22, 2019

Wilson Disease

Wilson Disease aka Hepatolenticular Degeneration This results in dysfunctional transport of copper into apoceruloplasmin. This decreases the levels of serum ceruloplasmin because the copper cannot leave […]
February 22, 2019

Rotational Nystagmus

This brief video provides a visual explanation of how nystagmus is induced when spinning in the horizontal plane. Take a look to see just how the […]
February 20, 2019

Methemogloniemia

Methemoglobinemia is a blood disorder caused by dysfunctional hemoglobin with decreased oxygen carrying capacity.
May 3, 2014

Hearing Loss

Commonly asked on USMLE is the Weber vs Rinne test. Together these tests help to decipher whether the patient is experiencing conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. […]
May 2, 2014

Male Reproductive Endocrinology

Confused about male reproductive system endocrinology? Discover just how the sertoli and leydig cells are stimulated. Memorize this information easily with helpful mnemonics.

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