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Q2. The surgical sieve is a thought process in medicine we all use regularly when coming up with differential diagnoses for any symptom. Some versions of the sieve include:

-The chapters under General Pathology in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.

-It is frequently used by the character Dr. House in the television series by the same name. The mnemonic MIDNIT was used in an episode to run through the components of the sieve

-A commonly used mnemonic - MEDIC HAT PINE.

What is the surgical sieve/ what is its utility in medicine?

HINT: You probably know it better by a different mnemonic you will find on the board in room 242.

Mazen Kherallah

Thank you @Apoorva Pandharpurkar

I always use mnemonics but this is the first time I know they are called "surgical sieve", I even had to look up the meaning of "sieve" and found out it is a "strainer". I learned something, thanks

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