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Adjusting the MELD Score for Serum Sodium (MELDNa Score) in a Patient with End-Stage Liver Disease

Purpose:

To adjust the MELD score for the serum sodium concentration in a patient with end-stage liver disease (MELDNa score).

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

K74

Description:

The presence of hyponatremia in a patient with end-stage liver disease is associated with increased mortality. Kim et al proposed the MELDNa score to reflect this risk. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic, University of California San Francisco and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

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