Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Jun;19(6):570-579
From the Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; and the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK.
Objectives: The end-stage liver disease scoring systems MELD, UKELD, and D-MELD (donor age × MELD) have had mediocre results for survival assessment after orthotopic liver transplant. Here, we introduced new indices based on preoperative MELD and UKELDscores and assessed their predictive ability on survival posttransplant.
Materials And Methods: We included 1017 deceased donor orthotopic liver transplants that were performed between 2008 (the year UKELD was introduced) and 2019. Read More