Gender, Renal Function, and Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List: Assessment of Revised MELD Including Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
Myers, Robert P
Shaheen, Abdel Aziz M
Aspinall, Alexander I
Quinn, Robert R
Burak, Kelly W
Journal of hepatology 2011 Mar; 54(3): 462-70
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) allocation system for liver transplantation (LT) may present a disadvantage for women by including serum creatinine, which is typically lower in females. Our objectives were to investigate gender disparities in outcomes among LT candidates and to assess a revised MELD, including estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for predicting waiting list mortality.
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