Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Score and Organ Allocation From Cadaveric Donors for 198 Liver Transplantation Procedures Performed in a Single Center

G. Santori, E. Andorno, N. Morelli, M. Casaccia, G. Bottino, R. Ghirelli, U. Valente

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Abstract

Since February 2002, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) proposed to adopt a modified version of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) to assign priority on the waiting list for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In this study, we evaluated the impact of MELD score on liver allocation in a single center series of 198 liver recipients (mean age of patients, 52.21 ± 8.92 years), considering the relationship between clinical urgency derived from MELD score (overall MELD, 18.7 ± 6.83; MELD

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1903-1905
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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