High MELD score not linked to worse survival for living donor liver transplant recipients

WASHINGTON — Patient survival was no different for living donor liver transplant recipients with a MELD score greater than 25 compared with those with lower MELD scores, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting.“Historically, in the United States especially, living donor transplantation has been offered to patients with low or moderate MELD,” Benjamin E. Rosenthal, MD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at University of Pennsylvania, told attendees. “Early studies done from the A2ALL study have shown that living donor transplantation offered aRead More

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