A Comprehensive Review of Outcome Predictors in Low MELD Patients.

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Risk scoring for patients with cirrhosis has evolved greatly over the last several decades. However, patients with low Model for End Stage Liver Disease - Sodium (MELD-Na) scores still suffer from liver-related morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, it is not clear which of these low MELD-Na score patients would benefit from earlier consideration of liver transplantation. This paper reviews the literature of risk prediction in patients with cirrhosis, identifies which patients may benefit from earlier interventions such as transplantation, and proposes directions for future research.

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Cited Authors

  • Mazumder, N; Atiemo, K; Kappus, M; Cullaro, G; Harinstein, ME; Ladner, D; Verna, E; Lai, J; Levitsky, J

Published Date

  • September 9, 2019

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PubMed ID

  • 31517785

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31517785

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6080

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/TP.0000000000002956


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States