Adds sodium to the MELD model for liver cirrhosis.
Note: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network recently incorporated sodium into their new MELD Score as of January 2016, using a different model than MELD-Na. We recommend using the new MELD Score primarily.
The MELD-Na may improve upon the MELD Score for liver cirrhosis.
W. Ray Kim, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Stanford University. He formerly studied in Seoul, South Korea, and completed fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic.
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