MELD score predicts 1-year patient survival post-orthotopic liver transplantation.

@article{Saab2003MELDSP,
  title={MELD score predicts 1-year patient survival post-orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Sammy Saab and Victor T J Wang and Ayman B Ibrahim and Francisco Antonio Durazo and Steven Han and Douglas G. Farmer and Hasan Yersiz and Marcia Morrisey and Leonard I. Goldstein and Rafik Mark Ghobrial and Ronald W Busuttil},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={473-6}
}
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is an important predictor in patients awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). However, the model's association with posttransplant patient survival is unclear. We studied 1-year patient survival in 404 adult patients who underwent OLT at the University of California Los Angeles. The hazard rates of patient survival according to the MELD strata and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) statuses were assessed by Proportional Hazard Cox… CONTINUE READING

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