MELD 3.0 corrects disparity in access to liver transplant for women

An updated MELD 3.0 amends existing sex-based disparities in access to liver transplantation among women, according to a presenter at the American Transplant Congress 2022.“Before we implemented MELD, allocation was based primarily on the Child-Turcotte Pugh score which saw a fair amount of subjective criteria and defaulted primarily to waiting time,” Julie Heimbach, MD, professor of surgery and director of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center in Rochester, Minnesota, said.“After MELD was implemented, there was a significant amount of attention that was placed on trying toRead More

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