Validating the 5Fs mnemonic for cholelithiasis: time to include family history.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348578
Title:
Validating the 5Fs mnemonic for cholelithiasis: time to include family history.
Authors:
Bass, Gary; Gilani, S Nadia S; Walsh, Thomas N
Citation:
Validating the 5Fs mnemonic for cholelithiasis: time to include family history. 2013, 89 (1057):638-41 Postgrad Med J
Journal:
Postgraduate medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348578
DOI:
10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131341
PubMed ID:
23934104
Abstract:
The time-honoured mnemonic of '5Fs' is a reminder to students that patients with upper abdominal pain and who conform to a profile of 'fair, fat, female, fertile and forty' are likely to have cholelithiasis. We feel, however, that a most important 'F'-that for 'family history'-is overlooked and should be introduced to enhance the value of a useful aide memoire.
Item Type:
Other
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Age Factors; Body Mass Index; Case-Control Studies; Cholelithiasis; Female; Fertility; Humans; Incidence; Male; Medical History Taking; Middle Aged; Overweight; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1469-0756

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBass, Garyen
dc.contributor.authorGilani, S Nadia Sen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Thomas Nen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-07T14:18:41Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-07T14:18:41Zen
dc.date.issued2013-11en
dc.identifier.citationValidating the 5Fs mnemonic for cholelithiasis: time to include family history. 2013, 89 (1057):638-41 Postgrad Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn1469-0756en
dc.identifier.pmid23934104en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131341en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/348578en
dc.description.abstractThe time-honoured mnemonic of '5Fs' is a reminder to students that patients with upper abdominal pain and who conform to a profile of 'fair, fat, female, fertile and forty' are likely to have cholelithiasis. We feel, however, that a most important 'F'-that for 'family history'-is overlooked and should be introduced to enhance the value of a useful aide memoire.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Postgraduate medical journalen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subject.meshCholelithiasisen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFertilityen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMedical History Takingen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshOverweighten
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.titleValidating the 5Fs mnemonic for cholelithiasis: time to include family history.en
dc.typeOtheren
dc.identifier.journalPostgraduate medical journalen
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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