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A model to predict survival in patients with end-stage liver disease.
A recent mandate emphasizes severity of liver disease to determine priorities in allocating organs for liver transplantation and necessitates a disease severity index based on generalizable,Expand
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A model to predict poor survival in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) may worsen liver function and decrease survival in some patients. The Child‐Pugh classification has several drawbacks when used to determineExpand
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Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor livers.
BACKGROUND & AIMS A consensus has been reached that liver donor allocation should be based primarily on liver disease severity and that waiting time should not be a major determining factor. Our aimExpand
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Splanchnic artery aneurysms.
Autopsy studies suggest that splanchnic artery aneurysms may be more frequent than abdominal aortic aneurysms. These aneurysms are important to recognize because up to 25% may be complicated byExpand
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The model for end‐stage liver disease (MELD)
The Model for End‐stage Liver Disease (MELD) was initially created to predict survival in patients with complications of portal hypertension undergoing elective placement of transjugular intrahepaticExpand
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Hyponatremia and mortality among patients on the liver-transplant waiting list.
BACKGROUND Under the current liver-transplantation policy, donor organs are offered to patients with the highest risk of death. METHODS Using data derived from all adult candidates for primaryExpand
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Acute-on chronic liver failure.
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is an increasingly recognised entity encompassing an acute deterioration of liver function in patients with cirrhosis, which is usually associated with aExpand
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Management of ectopic varices
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Evidence-based incorporation of serum sodium concentration into MELD.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Serum sodium (Na) concentrations have been suggested as a useful predictor of mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. METHODS WeExpand
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MELD and PELD: Application of survival models to liver allocation
In 1998, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued the final rule,1 in which the principles of organ allocation were defined, to govern the operation of the Organ Procurement andExpand
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