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  1. Causes of Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “PRIOR CUT
      • P: Previous cesarean section
      • R: Rapid labor induction
      • I: Intrauterine manipulation
      • O: Over-distended uterus
      • R: Ruptured membranes
      • C: Congenital uterine anomaly
      • U: Uterotonic drug overuse
      • T: Trauma to abdomen
  2. Triggers for Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “LABOR PUSH
      • L: Labor (intense)
      • A: Augmentation (excessive)
      • B: Breech extraction
      • O: Oxytocin overuse
      • R: Ruptured membranes
      • P: Previous uterine surgery
      • U: Uterine anomalies
      • S: Scar from previous C-section
      • H: High fetal station
  3. Risk Factors for Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “SCAR DANGER
      • S: Surgical history (uterine)
      • C: Cesarean delivery (previous)
      • A: Age (advanced maternal)
      • R: Rapid labor
      • D: Distended uterus
      • A: Augmentation of labor
      • N: Nulliparity
      • G: Grand multiparity
      • E: Episiotomy (previous)
      • R: Rupture history
  4. Warning Signs of Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “SUDDEN FEAR
      • S: Sharp pain in abdomen
      • U: Unusual vaginal bleeding
      • D: Distress (fetal)
      • D: Drop in blood pressure
      • E: Excessive contractions
      • N: Non-reassuring fetal heart rate
      • F: Feelings of tearing
      • E: Excruciating pain
      • A: Abnormal labor progress
      • R: Recession of presenting part
  5. Predisposing Factors of Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “WEAK SCAR
      • W: Weak uterine wall
      • E: External trauma
      • A: Augmented labor
      • K: Keloid scar formation
      • S: Short inter-pregnancy interval
      • C: Congenital uterine anomaly
      • A: Advanced maternal age
      • R: Previous rupture
  6. Signs & Symptoms of Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “PAIN BREAK
      • P: Pain (sudden, sharp)
      • A: Abnormal fetal heart rate
      • I: Irregular bleeding
      • N: Nausea and vomiting
      • B: Bradycardia (fetal)
      • R: Recessed fetal head
      • E: Evisceration (rare)
      • A: Abnormal contraction pattern
      • K: Kinetically weak labor
  7. Characteristic Findings in Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “TEAR SIGNS
      • T: Tachycardia (maternal or fetal)
      • E: Excessive vaginal bleeding
      • A: Abdominal pain
      • R: Recession of the fetal head
      • S: Sudden cessation of contractions
      • I: Intra-abdominal bleeding
      • G: Guarding of abdomen
      • N: Non-progressing labor
      • S: Shock symptoms
  8. What Should Be Avoided in Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “NO PRESSURE
      • N: No excessive uterine stimulation
      • O: Omitting labor monitoring
      • P: Postponing treatment for pain
      • R: Refraining from cesarean if needed
      • E: Engaging in vigorous physical activity
      • S: Straining during labor
      • S: Skipping prenatal care
      • U: Using contraindicated medications
      • R: Rushing labor progression
      • E: Excessive vaginal examination
  9. Drugs Used to Treat Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “REPAIR MEDS
      • R: Ringer’s lactate
      • E: Ergotamine (post-delivery)
      • P: Prostaglandins (for uterine contraction)
      • A: Antibiotics (postoperative)
      • I: IV fluids (for volume replacement)
      • R: Rhogam (if Rh-negative)
      • M: Methylergonovine (uterine tone)
      • E: Epinephrine (in case of severe bleeding)
      • D: Diazepam (for anxiety)
      • S: Sedatives (if required)
  10. Drugs to Avoid in Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “NO STIMULANTS
      • N: NSAIDs (in acute phase)
      • O: Oxytocin (if rupture suspected)
      • S: Syntocinon (if high risk of rupture)
      • T: Tranquilizers (delaying diagnosis)
      • I: IUD (intrauterine devices)
      • M: Misoprostol (if scarred uterus)
      • U: Uterine relaxants
      • L: Lithium (not related but to be avoided)
      • A: Anticoagulants
      • N: Nifedipine (as tocolytic)
      • T: Thrombolytics
      • S: Stimulant laxatives
  11. Radiological Features of Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “BREAK IMAGE
      • B: Blurred outline of uterus
      • R: Rupture line (if visible)
      • E: Extrusion of fetal parts into abdomen
      • A: Abnormal positioning of fetus
      • K: Kinking of uterine contour
      • I: Intra-abdominal free fluid
      • M: Misplaced placenta
      • A: Absence of normal uterine wall
      • G: Gas in the uterine wall (rare)
      • E: Enlarged uterus
  12. Diagnostic Tests for Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “CHECK FAST
      • C: CBC (Complete Blood Count)
      • H: HCG levels
      • E: Echography (ultrasound)
      • C: CT scan
      • K: KUB X-ray (Kidneys, Ureter, Bladder)
      • F: Fetal heart monitoring
      • A: Amniotic fluid index
      • S: Sonography
      • T: Tocodynamometer (for contractions)
  13. Laboratory Findings in Uterine Rupture

    • Mnemonic: “LAB RESULTS
      • L: Leukocytosis
      • A: Anemia (due to bleeding)
      • B: Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
      • R: Rh factor (if Rh-negative, for Rhogam)
      • E: Elevated liver enzymes
      • S: Serum electrolytes
      • U: Urinalysis
      • L: Lactic acidosis
      • T: Thrombocytopenia (if severe bleeding)
      • S: Serum creatinine

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