Happy [early] New Year!Â I hope everyone has a great 2009.Â 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.Â I can’t believe one storm could make such an impact on an institution.
I apologize for not posting updates on this blog.Â There have been three updates since the last blog entry.Â Here’s what’s new:
Â· [NEW] 10 new equations!
Â· Ballard-Dubowitz Scale for Maturity
Â· Hamilton Depression Scale
Â· HbA1C to Average Blood Sugar Conversion
Â· Kleihauer-Betke Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhage Estimation
Â· Long’s Modification for Harris-Benedict Basal Energy Expenditure
Â· Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale
Â· POSSUM Score
Â· Ramsay Sedation Scale
Â· Rapid Shallow Breathing Index (RSBI)
Â· Umbilical Catheter Insertion Depth for Low Insertions
Â· Enhancement: Integrated Ideal Body Weight into BMI formula
Â· Changed: Fixed a typo where Harris Benedict was spelled as “Harry Benedict”
Â· [NEW] 9 new equations!
Â· Blatchford Score (for UGI bleeds)
Â· Injury Severity Score
Â· Interval calculator (time between two dates or times)
Â· King’s College Criteria (O’Grady) for Fulminant Hepatic Failure
Â· Lovenox/Enoxaparin Dosing
Â· New Injury Severity Score
Â· Normal Lab Values
Â· Post-Test Probability (Fagan’s Nomogram)
Â· Pulmonary Embolism Risk by Pisa study with Chest X-Ray
Â· Enhancement: Ideal weight range (BMI 18.5 – 25) now shown in BMI equation
Â· Enhancement: Stool osmotic gap: noted that stool osmolality is usually 290 mOsm/kg
Â· Enhancement: Parkland formula: calculates fluid remaining to be given in the first 8 hours given time since burn and fluid given since burn.
Â· Enhancement: Added dysarthria words and and language questions to NIH Stroke Scale
Â· Enhancement: Rockall score: added pre-endoscopy score and pre-endoscopy mortality risk
Â· Enhancement: Weight and height substituted for BSA for ‘Dose: Correct BSA’ and ‘Liquid Dose: Correct BSA’
Â· [NEW] 7 new equations!
Â· Adjusted Body Weight (added to BMI calculator)
Â· CSF WBC Correction for Traumatic Lumbar Puncture
Â· Geriatric Depression Score (15-point)
Â· Glasgow Pancreatitis Criteria
Â· Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS)
Â· Hunt-Hess Classification for Sub-arachnoid Hemorrhage
Â· San Francisco Syncope Rule
Â· Enhancement: Added AFP to ‘Electrolyte Units Conversion’
Â· Enhancement: Added INR in addition to PT to ‘King’s College Criteria’