Gastroenterology

PELD score insufficient for allocation of livers compared with MELD score

The PELD score did not accurately predict 90-day pretransplant mortality in children who were listed for liver transplantation compared with adults in a similar situation, according to data published in JAMA Pediatrics.
“Our study found that, despite good concordance, the current PELD system significantly underestimated the true risk of death,” Chung-Chou H. Chang, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote. “Children may be disadvantaged in the current organ allocation system compared with adults, a situation that most of society would find

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