MELD score (Formula, links)
MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease) Score is a system used to measure the severity of damage to the liver and the likelihood of survival of patients awaiting liver transplantation. This scoring system uses the patient’s values for Bilirubin, Creatinine and INR (International Normalized Ratio for Prothrombin Time) to calculate mortality risk in patients with end-stage liver disease.
MELD Score can be calculated using the formula:
MELD = 3.78 × ln [Bilirubin (mg/dL)] + 11.2 × ln [INR] + 9.57 × ln [Creatinine (mg/dL)] + 6.43
Below is the mortality estimation for the calculated MELD Scores:40 or more — 71.3% mortality
30–39 — 52.6% mortality
20–29 — 19.6% mortality
10–19 — 6.0% mortality
<9 — 1.9% mortality Book your appointment with one of the top liver surgeons in India, Dr. Vivek Vij.
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MELD Score for End-Stage Liver Disease (NOT appropriate for patients under the age of 12)