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Liver Transplant Houston: Calculating the MELD Score and How it Works

For those patients awaiting a liver transplant, the MELD score, which is a number calculated by evaluating the bilirubin, creatinine, and INR, is what the allocation of donor livers is based on. The higher the MELD score, the more likely you will get a liver transplant. At the same time, the higher the MELD score, […]

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The MELD Score and Liver Transplant: An Update for Patients

The MELD Score and Liver Transplant: An Update for Patients

Patients awaiting transplant commonly have questions regarding there MELD score, and how this number is determined. As you can imagine, there is great anxiety in patients awaiting transplant. At almost every clinic visit, patients are asking for they’re updated score. In my own practice, at every visit we calculate the new score and discussed this result with […]

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MELD Score and the Question of When I am Getting My Liver?

MELD Score and the Question of When I am Getting My Liver?

Those of us involved in solid organ transplantation are faced with a question daily. That question is “when am I getting my liver?”  The question is posed by patients, their family, or interested friends. In every case, I have to say,  “I just don’t know, it depends on your MELD score”.  And that’s the truth.  […]

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