Thursday, November 2, 2017

MELD score mnemonic

Hello everyone!

Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) 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.

MELD uses the patient's values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (INR) to predict survival. Sodium was recently added to improve predictive value.

Soda is my way of saying Alcohol. Alcohol causes liver disease. So the mnemonic is, "Soda Creates Bilirubin In Liver disease."

Soda - Sodium
Creates - Creatinine
Bili - Bilirubin
In - INR

That's all!
-IkaN

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