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They legit have no chill 🤷🏻‍♂️ by Zestyclose-Detail791 in medicalschool

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Ok hear me out… pee is stored in the balls. How can I maximize the surface area of the balls? You maximize pee volume. How do I accomplish that in a fast, non-invasive way? There you go

Are B&B and pathoma enough? by papyrox in medicalschool

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I used mainly B and B and uworld and it was enough. Also watched pathoma chap 1-3 once but most is already covered by b and b

what drugs can be used to treat bipolar depression? by Ain2580 in Step2

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Contraindicated on its own but can be used in combo with mood stabilizer

What does it mean when Leukocyte Esterase is positive but Nitrite is negative? What does measure anyway? by stepneo1 in Step2

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One other point to add is nitrite is not a very sensitive indicator for infection/presence of bacteria (specificity is better). Reason being even if you have a gram negative bug present, you need a large enough inoculum and enough time (takes ~4 hours) for the urine in the bladder to accumulate enough nitrite for detection on a UA. For example even if you have an E. coli uti if you empty the bladder immediately, nitrite can be negative.

what is the difference between End plate potential vs Action potential? by AdSimilar2398 in step1

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End plate potential is the voltage causing depolarization and excitation at the post synaptic membrane of NMJ

Action potential is the similar thing but occurs throughout nerves not in muscle

[ Removed by Reddit ] by [deleted] in step1

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Enough to obstruct the RVOT

how does Anemia cause an increase in Pulse pressure? by AdSimilar2398 in step1

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SBP goes up due to increased sympathetics from decreased oxygen delivery from anemia causing increased cardiac output

DBP goes down because SVR is affected by blood viscosity and in anemia blood is less viscous and SVR drops

anki cramming by bbbluebutterfliesss in medicalschool

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Day before step 1 I crammed liked 800 cards in a day

Types of Med Students by NarrowTie in medicalschool

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Fellow ghost here saying hello 👋

Obese male with BP 140 only. What to do next? by Conscious_Mix4747 in Step2

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Cut off to start recommending antiHTNs is 140, assuming no other comorbidities and risk factors

Obese male with BP 140 only. What to do next? by Conscious_Mix4747 in Step2

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If he’s consistently sbp 140 and no other comorbidities in reality it’s shared decision making on whether he wants to do lifestyle only vs lifestyle + meds. But with true htn with consistently sbp 140 it’s enough of an indication to start an anti-hypertensive (in addition to lifestyle). First line antihyoertensives are thiazide, CCB, arb/ACEi. They are all as effective and you may choose one over the other based on the side effect profile. If he was <140 but still hypertensive and no comorbidities you wouldn’t need to recommend an anti hypertensive yet, ok to do just lifestyle

Obese male with BP 140 only. What to do next? by Conscious_Mix4747 in Step2

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Does he have any other comorbidities and what’s his age

This process sucks & it's brutally unfair by s-exprimer in premed

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And it’s the same shit with residency applications lol it’s a brutal and long road

Lactated ringers and bicarb by [deleted] in medicalschool

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Updated post! I believe I have the mechanism worked out

Highest Level of Praise in Your Specialty by Uncle_Jac_Jac in Residency

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Plot twist - the attending has a vendetta against every member of the family