Tremor Mnemonic – Best USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Tremor Mnemonic:

Having trouble remembering all the important questions to ask during your patient encounter? Then try this Tremor Mnemonic for USMLE Step 2 CS.

Tremor Mnemonic - Best USMLE Step 2 CS mnemonics - Medical Institution

Tremor Mnemonic – Best USMLE Step 2 CS mnemonics – Medical Institution

NOTE: Make sure to wash your hands or wear gloves before you start physical examination. Make sure to ask permission before you start each physical exam. Make sure to use proper draping (don’t forget to tie back patient’s gown). Make sure to explain the physical examination in layman’s term to your patient. Do NOT repeat painful maneuvers.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS for Tremor:
  • Parkinson’s disease (resting tremor)
  • Essential tremor (postural tremor “tremor on outstretched arms”, action tremor)
  • Physiologic tremor (postural tremor, action tremor) [eg, anxiety, caffeine, hypoglycemia…]
  • Hyperthyroidism (fine tremor + classic signs of hyperthyroidism)
  • Drug induced tremor [eg, Beta-agonist, nicotine, lithium, metoclopramide…]
  • Wilson’s disease (resting tremor, similar to Parkinson’s tremor)
  • Midbrain lesion
DIAGNOSTIC WORK UP for Tremor:
  • CBC
  • TSH and Free T4
  • Heavy metal screens (eg, Arsenic or Mercury)
  • Brain MRI
  • Slit lamp for Kayser-Fleischer ring, Serum Ceruloplasmin, AST/ALT, Liver biopsy (Wilson’s disease work up)

 

FREE MEDICAL VIDEOS
Click on the button below for more Physical Examination Video Tutorials, and take advantage of many more FREE medical video tutorials.
www.FreeMedicalVideos.com

 

Click on the Image below if you are having trouble with your Time Management:

Did you like this Tremor Mnemonic? Click on the Image below for More USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics:

USMLE-STEP-2-CS-TIMER-For-PRACTICE BEST USMLE STEP 2 CS MNEMNICS-MEDICAL INSTITUTION

Tremor Mnemonic. Tremor Mnemonic. Tremor Mnemonic.

RATE THIS POST:

Leave a Reply