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Formula of Levin et al for Predicting Risk of Ischemic Tissue Necrosis (Calciphylaxis)

Purpose:

To identify a patient with chronic renal failure who is at risk for calciphylaxis using the formula of Levin et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

M79

Description:

Levin et al derived a formula to identify a patient with chronic renal failure who is at risk for calciphylaxis (ischemic tissue necrosis). The authors are from St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, University of California San Diego, and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

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