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MELD-XI Score for Evaluating a Cirrhotic Patient Being Treated with Oral Anticoagulants

Purpose:

To calculate the MELD-XI score for an end-stage cirrhotic patient who is being treated with oral anticoagulants.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

K74

Description:

The MELD score may give misleading results for survival if the cirrhotic patient is taking an oral anticoagulant. Heuman et al proposed the MELD-XI (MELD without the INR) score for these patients. The authors are from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.

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