2019
DOI: 10.1590/0102-672020190001e1460 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Background: Serum sodium was incorporated to MELD score for the allocation of liver transplantation In the USA in 2016. Hyponatremia significantly increased the efficacy of the score to predict mortality on the waiting list. Such modification was not adopted in Brazil. Aim: To carry out a simulation using MELD-Na as waiting list ordering criteria in the state of Paraná and to compare to the list ordered according to MELD score. Methods: The study used data of 122 patients waiting for hepatic transplantation an… Show more

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