Height contributes to the gender difference in wait-list mortality under the MELD-based liver allocation system.

@article{Lai2010HeightCT,
  title={Height contributes to the gender difference in wait-list mortality under the MELD-based liver allocation system.},
  author={Jennifer C. Lai and Norah A. Terrault and Eric Vittinghoff and Scott W. Biggins},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={2658-64}
}
This study examined factors associated with the gender disparity in wait-list mortality in the MELD era. Adult patients listed for liver transplantation from 2002 to 2008 were included. Females [12 585(36%)] and males [22 126(64%)] differed clinically by age (54 vs. 52 years), height (1.6 vs. 1.8 m), listing estimated glomerular filtration rate [(eGFR); 70 vs. 83 mL/min] and cirrhosis etiology. Holding MELD constant, females were at 19% (95% CI, 1.13-1.25, p < 0.001) higher risk of wait-list… CONTINUE READING