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Summary report of a national conference: Evolving concepts in liver allocation in the MELD and PELD era. December 8, 2003, Washington, DC, USA.

Olthoff KM, Brown RS Jr, Delmonico FL, Freeman RB, McDiarmid SV, Merion RM, Millis JM, Roberts JP, Shaked A, Wiesner RH, Lucey MR.

Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct;10(10 Suppl 2):A6-22.


Improving liver allocation: MELD and PELD.

Freeman RB Jr, Wiesner RH, Roberts JP, McDiarmid S, Dykstra DM, Merion RM.

Am J Transplant. 2004;4 Suppl 9:114-31. Review.


Critical analysis of the pediatric end-stage liver disease scoring system: a single center experience.

Shneider BL, Neimark E, Frankenberg T, Arnott L, Suchy FJ, Emre S.

Liver Transpl. 2005 Jul;11(7):788-95.


Selection of pediatric candidates under the PELD system.

McDiarmid SV, Merion RM, Dykstra DM, Harper AM.

Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct;10(10 Suppl 2):S23-30. Review.


Organ allocation for liver-intestine candidates.

Horslen S.

Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct;10(10 Suppl 2):S86-9.


The impact of MELD on OPTN liver allocation: preliminary results.

Edwards EB, Harper AM.

Clin Transpl. 2002:21-8.


When is a patient too well and when is a patient too sick for a liver transplant?

Merion RM.

Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct;10(10 Suppl 2):S69-73. Review.


Serum sodium predicts mortality in patients listed for liver transplantation.

Biggins SW, Rodriguez HJ, Bacchetti P, Bass NM, Roberts JP, Terrault NA.

Hepatology. 2005 Jan;41(1):32-9.


Regional variation and use of exception letters for cadaveric liver allocation in children with chronic liver disease.

Salvalaggio PR, Neighbors K, Kelly S, Emerick KM, Iyer K, Superina RA, Whitington PF, Alonso EM.

Am J Transplant. 2005 Aug;5(8):1868-74.


Is the model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) valid in Israel? A critical analysis of liver transplant waiting list mortality.

Ben-Haim M, Carmiel M, Katz P, Shabtai E, Oren R, Nakache R.

Isr Med Assoc J. 2006 Sep;8(9):605-9.


Is MELD really the definitive score for liver allocation?

Lladó L, Figueras J, Memba R, Xiol X, Baliellas C, Vázquez S, Ramos E, Torras J, Rafecas A, Fabregat J, Lama C, Jaurrieta E.

Liver Transpl. 2002 Sep;8(9):795-8.


The new liver allocation system: moving toward evidence-based transplantation policy.

Freeman RB Jr, Wiesner RH, Harper A, McDiarmid SV, Lake J, Edwards E, Merion R, Wolfe R, Turcotte J, Teperman L; UNOS/OPTN Liver Disease Severity Score, UNOS/OPTN Liver and Intestine, and UNOS/OPTN Pediatric Transplantation Committees.

Liver Transpl. 2002 Sep;8(9):851-8.


Minimal criteria for placement of adults on the liver transplant waiting list: a report of a national conference organized by the American Society of Transplant Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Lucey MR, Brown KA, Everson GT, Fung JJ, Gish R, Keeffe EB, Kneteman NM, Lake JR, Martin P, McDiarmid SV, Rakela J, Shiffman ML, So SK, Wiesner RH.

Liver Transpl Surg. 1997 Nov;3(6):628-37.


Is MELD score sufficient to predict not only death on waiting list, but also post-transplant survival?

Silberhumer GR, Hetz H, Rasoul-Rockenschaub S, Peck-Radosavljevic M, Soliman T, Steininger R, Muehlbacher F, Berlakovich GA.

Transpl Int. 2006 Apr;19(4):275-81.


Impact of the MELD score on waiting time and disease severity in liver transplantation in United States veterans.

Ahmad J, Downey KK, Akoad M, Cacciarelli TV.

Liver Transpl. 2007 Nov;13(11):1564-9.


Limitations of the MELD score in predicting mortality or need for removal from waiting list in patients awaiting liver transplantation.

Gotthardt D, Weiss KH, Baumgärtner M, Zahn A, Stremmel W, Schmidt J, Bruckner T, Sauer P.

BMC Gastroenterol. 2009 Sep 25;9:72. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-9-72.

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