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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Child-Pugh Versus MELD Score for the Assessment of Prognosis in Liver Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.
et al, which included 43% patients with CTP class B and C, improvement in MELD score was noted in 44% patients.
Addition of serum sodium into the MELD score predicts waiting list mortality better than MELD alone.
The severity of disease was assessed by Child Turcotte Pugh criteria and MELD score.
Under the VTL-308 phase 3 randomised, controlled, open-label trial, the subjects must be under the age of 50, have a MELD score under 30, an INR of 2.
Considering that our patient had a low MELD score but an oncologic etiology of her ESLD, she was predisposed to hypercoagulability.
MELD scores were calculated according to the following formula: MELD score = (3.
21) The MELD score has been demonstrated to be an independent predictor of postoperative morbidity, mortality, and LOS in patients receiving first-time LVAD.
No statistically significant association was observed with age, gender, presence of co-morbids, basal total bilirubin, platelet levels, transaminases, albumin, sodium, creatinine, alfa fetoprotein, Okuda stage, CTP score or MELD score.
Disparities in liver transplantation before and after introduction of the MELD score.