Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 24th, 2004
"The current policy for determining priority for organ allocation is based on the model for end stage liver disease (MELD). We hypothesize that severity of graft dysfunction assessed by either the MELD score or the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score correlates with mortality after liver retransplantation (re-OLT). To test this hypothesis, we analyzed the outcome of 40 consecutive patients who received re-OLT more than 90 days after primary orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)," scientists in the United States report.
"The Kaplan-Meier 1-year and 5-year survival rates after re-OLT were...
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