MELD Na

Description

The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is a reliable measure of mortality risk in patients with end-stage liver disease. It is used as a disease severity index to help prioritize allocation of organs for transplant. The MELD Sodium adds the sodium to the calculation to better categorize patients with cirrhois with mortality. (17326206)(2512033)(18768945)

Description

MELD − Na − [0.025 × MELD × (140 − Na)] + 140


Sodium < 125 is calculated at 125.

Sodium > 140 is calculated at 140.

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