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Mortality risk factors among patients with cirrhosis and a low model for end-stage liver disease sodium score (less than or equal to 15): An analysis of liver transplant allocation policy using aggregated electronic health record data

from American Journal of Transplantation

Although the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease sodium (MELD Na) score is now used for liver transplant allocation in the United States, mortality prediction may be underestimated by the score. Using aggregated electronic health record data from 7834 adult patients with cirrhosis, we determined whether the cause of cirrhosis or cirrhosis complications was associated with an increased risk of death among patients with a MELD Na score ≤15 and whether patients with the greatest risk of death could benefit from liver transplantation (LT). more

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