Model for End stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) scores: Ability to predict mortality and removal from liver transplantation waiting list due to poor medical conditions.

CONCLUSION: The CTP score can predict mortality or removal from the liver transplantation waiting list better than the MELD overa 9-month period. However, better improved models need to be developed for prioritization of patients in the waiting list. PMID: 24527973 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThis is the first consensus clinical guidance synthesized by APASL for our hepatologist and their allied medical personal.
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Liver transplantation (LT) offers excellent long-term outcome for certain patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with a push to not simply rely on tumor size and number. Selection criteria should also consider tumor biology (including alpha-fetoprotein), probability of waitlist and post-LT survival (ie, transplant benefit), organ availability, and waitlist composition. These criteria may be expanded for live donor LT (LDLT) compared to deceased donor LT though this should not adversely affect the double equipoise in LDLT, namely ensuring both acceptable recipient outcomes and donor safety. HCC patients with compensa...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusions. The majority of HEHE recipients receive exception points at a universal approval rate allowing prompt access to deceased donor LT.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—Liver Source Type: research
Conclusions. Older NASH patients (≥65) have an increased risk of waitlist and posttransplant mortality compared to younger individuals, although outcomes were similar to patients with ALD or HCV of corresponding age. These individuals should be carefully evaluated prior to LT, considering their functional status, renal function, and cardiovascular risk. Further studies are needed to optimize outcomes in this growing population of transplant candidates.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—Liver Source Type: research
Conclusions. The key comorbidities that predict poorer 2-year survival outcomes after kidney transplantation have been identified in this large prospective cohort study. The findings will facilitate assessment of individual patient risks and evidence-based decision making.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 204-209, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 200-203, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 204-209, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 200-203, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Authors: Ridruejo E, Soza A Abstract The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a serious threat to healthcare systems globally. Information regarding to the how the infection affects the liver and relevance of pre-existing liver disease as a risk factor for acquiring the infection or having a severe disease are still scarce. Also, considerations to be considered in liver transplant patients or those having hepatocellular carcinoma or are under immunosuppressive therapy are being matter of analysis as information is being generated. Different treatments for COVID-19 are currently und...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
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