What is best when you read for your medical PG? A quiet environment or music in the background? It may be a matter of personal choice but there are definite advantages of having music in the background. This applies only if it is the right type of music!
Some studies suggest that listening to music is not good for memory efficiency. This applies to many candidates who are relaxed, with good concentration and have good ability to fend off distractions. A quiet space can cause boredom, can distract you with noises from outside the room and not ideal for people with anxiety. If you are one of them, you might benefit from music in the background.
Although music is good, it’s good to discuss about choosing the right one. The rule No: 1 is that music in this context is for learning, not for entertainment.
Few Good Choices on Music for your AIPGMEE study are Listed Below:
Indian classical music is peaceful and harmonious. Western studies promote the ‘Mozart Effect’. There is evidence suggesting that listening to Mozart improves learning and executive functions.
Listening to instrumental music is a good idea. You could choose a right mood. It is best to avoid a sad violin tone in the background, for example. It is best to keep your mood elevated. If you enjoy sad music, it’s ok too.
Listening to the sounds of nature like rain, waterfall, ocean, jungle etc is a good idea but this can induce sleep during the late evenings. In the late evenings it is best to choose more stimulating one than the sedatives!
You could choose Spotify or Apple music where a number of playlists like nature, instrumental or even ‘music for study’ are already prepared for you. This is good if you prefer non-lyrics or english. You could use Indian online streaming sites too.
This is not a party, so keep the volume low.
Create a playlist of your own for mornings and evenings separately. Avoid music with lyrics that will take your memory to certain anchors. E.g. A particular music can make you think about a movie, a scene, a life event or even Shah Rukh Khan for example. You could play music with lyrics in a language that you don’t understand!
Avoid TV and radio.
Find what is best for you. Stick to it. Avoid endless experiments. Time is limited.
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HYT 038 – Psoriasis
There are 31 AIPGMEE MCQs, 25 AIIMS and 23 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘Psoriasis’ on Platinum access.
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A 40 year old female presents with itchy lesions on her elbow and lower back. Image of the lesions is given below. What is the MOST likely diagnosis?
Pityriasis rubra pilaris
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Ans. B, Psoriasis
The picture above demonstrate psoriasis. The classic lesion of psoriasis is a well-demarcated, raised, red plaque with a white scaly surface. Under the scale the skin has a glossy homogeneous erythema, and bleeding points appear when the scale is removed, traumatizing the dilated capillaries below and it is termed as Auspitz sign.
Most common sites of involvement are scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet, trunk, and nails.
Which of the following is the MOST common form of psoriasis?
Small plaque Psoriasis
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Ans. B. Psoriasis Vulgaris
Psoriasis Vulgaris is the most common form of psoriasis, seen in approximately 90% of patients. In this type, red, scaly, symmetrically distributed plaques are characteristically localized to the extensor aspects of the extremities, particularly the elbows and knees, along with scalp, lower lumbosacral, buttocks, and genital involvement. There is constant production of large amounts of scale with little alteration in shape or distribution of individual plaques.
Which of the following statement regarding Psoriasis is FALSE?
Guttate psoriasis is a self limited lesion
HIV psoriasis is associated with HLA-Cw6
Erythrodermic has good prognosis
Streptococcal infection can exacerbate psoriasis
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Ans. C. Erythrodermic and generalized pustular psoriasis has good prognosis
Erythrodermic and generalized pustular psoriasis has poorer prognosis, they tend to be severe and persistent.
Guttate psoriasis is often a self-limited disease, lasting from 12 to 16 weeks without treatment.
There is an association between streptococcal throat infection and guttate psoriasis.
Streptococcal throat infections have also been demonstrated to exacerbate preexisting chronic plaque psoriasis.
Like psoriasis in general, HIV-associated psoriasis has a strong association with HLA-Cw6.
Psoriasis exacerbation in HIV disease may be effectively treated with antiretroviral therapy. Psoriasis has also been associated with hepatitis C infection.
The references for the above questions were from the following:
Q1) Gudjonsson JE, Elder JT. Chapter 18. Psoriasis. In: Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Leffell DJ, Wolff K. eds. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 8e.
Q2) Lawley LP, McCall CO, Lawley TJ. Eczema, Psoriasis, Cutaneous Infections, Acne, and Other Common Skin Disorders. In: Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e.
Q3) Usatine RP, Smith MA, Chumley HS, Mayeaux EJ, Jr.. Chapter 152. Psoriasis.In: Usatine RP, Smith MA, Chumley HS, Mayeaux EJ, Jr.. eds. The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, 2e.
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You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it‘Psoriasis AIPG’ or ‘Psoriasis AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Psoriasis’ and click create test. This will be saved a HYT for your future revision too. Get platinum access instant subscribe.
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Step 1: On study panel click on My Topics (My Tests).
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Step 3: Give Test Name ‘Psoriasis AIPG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Psoriasis’. You have 31 questions today on Psoriasis for AIPGMEE alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.
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