Archive for December, 2008

Mediquations Updates

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Happy [early] New Year!  I hope everyone has a great 2009.  As a student from UTMB in Galveston, I am looking forward to the new year as it’s a chance to put Hurricane Ike into our rear view mirror.  I can’t believe one storm could make such an impact on an institution.

I apologize for not posting updates on this blog.  There have been three updates since the last blog entry.  Here’s what’s new:

Version 11

· [NEW] 10 new equations!
· Ballard-Dubowitz Scale for Maturity
· Hamilton Depression Scale
· HbA1C to Average Blood Sugar Conversion
· Kleihauer-Betke Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhage Estimation
· Long’s Modification for Harris-Benedict Basal Energy Expenditure
· Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale
· POSSUM Score
· Ramsay Sedation Scale
· Rapid Shallow Breathing Index (RSBI)
· Umbilical Catheter Insertion Depth for Low Insertions
· Enhancement: Integrated Ideal Body Weight into BMI formula
· Changed: Fixed a typo where Harris Benedict was spelled as “Harry Benedict”

Version 12

· [NEW] 9 new equations!
· Blatchford Score (for UGI bleeds)
· Injury Severity Score
· Interval calculator (time between two dates or times)
· King’s College Criteria (O’Grady) for Fulminant Hepatic Failure
· Lovenox/Enoxaparin Dosing
· New Injury Severity Score
· Normal Lab Values
· Post-Test Probability (Fagan’s Nomogram)
· Pulmonary Embolism Risk by Pisa study with Chest X-Ray
· Enhancement: Ideal weight range (BMI 18.5 – 25) now shown in BMI equation
· Enhancement: Stool osmotic gap: noted that stool osmolality is usually 290 mOsm/kg
· Enhancement: Parkland formula: calculates fluid remaining to be given in the first 8 hours given time since burn and fluid given since burn.
· Enhancement: Added dysarthria words and and language questions to NIH Stroke Scale
· Enhancement: Rockall score: added pre-endoscopy score and pre-endoscopy mortality risk
· Enhancement: Weight and height substituted for BSA for ‘Dose: Correct BSA’ and ‘Liquid Dose: Correct BSA’

Version 13

· [NEW] 7 new equations!
· Adjusted Body Weight (added to BMI calculator)
· CSF WBC Correction for Traumatic Lumbar Puncture
· Geriatric Depression Score (15-point)
· Glasgow Pancreatitis Criteria
· Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS)
· Hunt-Hess Classification for Sub-arachnoid Hemorrhage
· San Francisco Syncope Rule
· Enhancement: Added AFP to ‘Electrolyte Units Conversion’
· Enhancement: Added INR in addition to PT to ‘King’s College Criteria’