Mnemonics for pancreatitis

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I have very less time to prepare for my exams so i need mnemonics to remember pancreatitis causes and morphology or anyother relevant things

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I have simple mnemonics for causes, pathogenesis and morphology of pancreatitis.

Gall stones
Shock, Scorpion sting
Mumps, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
SPINK1, PRSS1 mutation
Hypercalcemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia
Drugs (Thiazides, Valproate)

Pathogenesis: DAD
1. Duct obstruction
2. Acinar cell injury
3. Defective intracellular transport

Morphology of Chronic pancreatitis: DAD
1. Desmoplasia
2. Atrophy
3. Dilated ducts

Hope it helps. Best of luck.

answered Jul 11, 2012 by Sulabh Shrestha Doctor of Medicine (5,553 points)
selected Jul 14, 2012 by admin
commented Jul 14, 2012 by Sulabh Shrestha Doctor of Medicine (5,553 points)
Drugs causing pancreatitis: SAVED IMP
S: Sulindac
A: Azathiporine, Acetaminophen
V: Valproate
E: Estrogen
D: Diuretics, Dideoxynosine

I: Isoniazid
M: Metronidazole, Methyldopa
P: Phenytoin, Procainamide
commented Jul 14, 2012 by Sulabh Shrestha Doctor of Medicine (5,553 points)
Modified Glasgow Scoring system of severity prediction in acute pancreatitis: PANCREAS

P: PaO2 (<60 mmHg)
A: Age (>55 yrs)
N: Neutrophils/WBC (>15x10^9/L )
C: Calcium (<2 mmol/L)
R: Raised urea (>16 mmol/L)
E: Enzymes LDH (>600 units/L) and AST (>200 units/L)
A: Albumin (<32 g/L)
S: Sugar/Glucose (>10 mmol/L)

3 or more positive criteria constitute severe disease.