Pretransplant model for end-stage liver disease score as a predictor of postoperative complications after liver transplantation.

@article{Siniscalchi2009PretransplantMF,
  title={Pretransplant model for end-stage liver disease score as a predictor of postoperative complications after liver transplantation.},
  author={Antonio Siniscalchi and Alessandro Cucchetti and Letizia Toccaceli and Rosalba Spiritoso and E Tommasoni and Salvatore Spedicato and Angelo Dante and L Riganello and Alessandra Zanoni and Marco Cimatti and Eleonora Pierucci and Emanuele De Bernardi and Zuzana Miklosova and Antonio Pinna and Stefano Faenza},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={
          1240-2
        }
}
The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) is used to determine organ allocation priorities for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), although its value to predict posttransplantation mortality and morbility is controversial. The aim of this study was to analyze postoperative courses and (to evaluate the relationships between MELD score and postoperative) complications. We retrospectively examined the courses of 242 patients including 186 males and 56 females of overall mean age of 53… CONTINUE READING
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