Posts Tagged ‘UNOS policy’

February 23, 2012

The impact of MELD/PELD revisions on the mortality of liver-intestine transplantation candidates


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Patients listed for liver-intestine transplant experience higher mortality while waiting for an organ compared to patients listed for liver transplant only. As a result UNOS implemented a new policy in 2005 and revised it again in 2007, in which adult and pediatric patients waiting for intestine-liver transplant are granted extra MELD and PELD points to […]

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