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Here is a quick mnemonic “DYSPNEA to remember about Epidemiolgy Of Dyspnea

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NExT Medical Step 1&2, MBBS, NEET PG, INI-CET, FMGE,MCAT & NCLEX exams


Epidemiolgy Of Dyspnea : How To Remember Easily ?

  • D – Dyspnea is common, affecting a significant number of patients.
  • Y – You should know that dyspnea is prevalent among both inpatients and ambulatory patients.
  • S – Studies indicate that dyspnea has a prevalence of 9-13% in the community, rising to 37% in adults aged ≥70 years.
  • P – Predictably, dyspnea leads to a substantial number of emergency room visits each year.
  • N – Notably, the degree of dyspnea can better predict outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared to the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1).
  • E – Emphasizing its importance, formal measures of dyspnea are incorporated into the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) COPD severity assessment guidelines.
  • A – Additionally, dyspnea may predict outcomes in other chronic heart and lung diseases.

Mnemonic : DYSPNEA

Dr. Arin Nandi

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