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Internal Medicine Residency Readings: July - Dec 2022

Information resources to support questions and discussion from resident report/morning report.

December 6, 2022

Acute Indications for Dialysis "AEIOU"

  • Acidosis

  • Electrolytes (e.g., hyperkalemia)

  • Intoxication (e.g., methanol, lithium, ASA, ethylene glycol)

  • - Volume Overload

  • Uremia

Diseases and Pathophysiology in Nephrology. In: Huppert LA, Dyster TG. eds. Huppert’s Notes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine. McGraw Hill; 2021. Accessed December 06, 2022. 

November 22, 2022

Gravity and Parity

"The patient’s obstetric history is concisely communicated via her gravity and parity. The term gravid means “pregnant”; gravida is the total number of pregnancies that a women has had, regardless of the outcome. Parity is the number of delivered or completed pregnancies (independent of gestational age or pregnancy location in the case of ectopic gestation). Parity is expressed by means of 4 components:

  1. Term deliveries: occurring at or beyond 37 weeks’ gestation

  2. Preterm deliveries: having given birth to an infant (alive or deceased) at or beyond 20 weeks’ gestation (based on obstetric dating and/or the first day of the LMP)

  3. Abortions: pregnancies ending prior to 20 weeks, either induced or spontaneous; ectopic gestations are included in this determination

  4. Living children

When gravidity and parity are calculated as part of the obstetric history, multiple gestation is designated as a single event; however, each infant is included in the living child component of parity determination."

Bernstein HB. Normal Pregnancy & Prenatal Care. In: DeCherney AH, Nathan L, Laufer N, Roman AS. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics & Gynecology, 12e. McGraw Hill; 2019. Accessed November 22, 2022.

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