MELD score

MELD score

Model for End-stage Liver Disease score. A system used to prioritise patients on liver transplant waiting lists, which may be less powerful in predicting death or removal from the waiting list due to deteriorating liver function than the Child-Turcotte-Pugh scoring system.

MELD score

[acronym for model end state liver disease]
A tool for characterizing the severity of liver disease, esp. used in patients who are seeking a liver transplant. Patients with higher scores (more severe liver disease) are given a higher priority for receiving donor organs. MELD relies on the repeated measurement of three variables: the total bilirubin level, the serum creatinine level, and the INR (international normalized ratio), as adjusted by the following equation: MELD score = 10[0.957L(serum creatinine) + 0.378Ln(total bilirubin) + 1.12Ln(INR) +0.643.
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Patients with a MELD score of 15 or lower are less likely to benefit from transplantation.
Efficacy, Change in MELD Score, and Safety by Baseline MELD Score in Patients With Compensated Cirrhosis Receiving Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/r and Dasabuvir Plus Ribavirin in Phase 3 TURQUOISE-II Trial; Jacobson, I, et al.
21) The MELD score has been demonstrated to be an independent predictor of postoperative morbidity, mortality, and LOS in patients receiving first-time LVAD.
Patients waiting for a liver transplant are prioritized by their risk of waiting list mortality, which is determined by their MELD score.
Body mass index, smoking, diabetes, and MELD score were not significantly related to HCC in patients with NASH.
The moral premise behind the MELD score is that those with the highest mortality risk have first claim on organs.
54) The MELD score ranges from 6 to 40; the higher the score the higher the short-term mortality rate.
However, since the introduction of MELD score in liver allocation, women became less likely than men to undergo LT.
A long time ago, before the MELD score, the Pritzker computer model (with the "Flying Livers") showed this capacity for smooth adjustment of fraction of donor organs transplanted locally, using adjustment of points
The survival advantage afforded patients treated with tacrolimus rather than cyclosporine post-OLT was similar to the difference between high and low preoperative MELD score in the cyclosporine-treated patients (P = 0.