A systematic review of the performance of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) in the setting of liver transplantation.

@article{Cholongitas2006ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the performance of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) in the setting of liver transplantation.},
  author={E Cholongitas and Laura Marelli and Vibhakorn Shusang and Marco Senzolo and Keith Rolles and David W. Patch and Andrew K. Burroughs},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={1049-61}
}
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is now used for allocation in liver transplantation (LT) waiting lists, replacing the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score. However, there is debate as whether it is superior to CTP score to predict mortality in patients with cirrhosis on the LT waiting list and after LT. We reviewed studies comparing the accuracy of MELD vs. CTP score in transplantation settings. We found that in studies of the LT waiting list (12,532 patients with cirrhosis), only… CONTINUE READING