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Liver transplant recipients mortality on the waiting list: long-term comparison to Child-Pugh classification and MELD

Liver transplant recipients mortality on the waiting list: long-term comparison to Child-Pugh classification and MELD

Transplantation Proceedings 36(4): 920-922

We sought to evaluate our experience concerning the high waiting list mortality rate for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) using the MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease), which has been shown to predict short-term survival better than Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) classification. The predominant end-stage disease was cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus (67%), patient mean age was 36.8 years, and 72.1% were men.

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PMID: 15194317

DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2004.03.095

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