Simplified model for end-stage liver disease score predicts mortality for tricuspid valve surgery.

@article{Tsuda2013SimplifiedMF,
  title={Simplified model for end-stage liver disease score predicts mortality for tricuspid valve surgery.},
  author={Kazumasa Tsuda and Masaaki Koide and Yoshifumi Kunii and Kazumasa Watanabe and Satoshi Miyairi and Yuko Ohashi and Takashi Harada},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={630-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The model for end-stage liver disease score (MELD = 3.8*LN[total bilirubin] + 9.6*LN[creatinine] + 11.2*[PT-INR] + 6.4) predicts mortality for tricuspid valve surgery. However, the MELD is problematic in patients undergoing warfarin therapy, as warfarin affects the international normalized ratio (INR). This study aimed to determine whether a simplified MELD score that does not require the INR for calculation could predict mortality for patients undergoing tricuspid valve surgery… CONTINUE READING

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