Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 21st, 2006
"We aimed to study the predictive ability of MELD for short-term mortality in chronic hepatitis B," wrote H.L.Y. Chan and colleagues, Prince of Wales Hospital.
"All patients admitted from 1996 to 2003 because of chronic hepatitis B and its related complications were identified by electronic search of the hospital database.
"MELD and Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) scores on initial admissions were calculated. Cox proportional hazard model was used to...
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