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Table 3 Mortality on waiting list or removed from waiting list due to poor conditions (patients with Tx excluded) univarate analysis

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

  Still on waiting list (n = 139) Died or removed from waiting list (n = 29) P value
  Mean ± SD (95% CI) Mean ± SD (95% CI)  
Albumin [g/l] 34.9 ± 11.3 (33.1-36.8) 24.3 ± 12.4 (19.6-29.1) 0.0001
Bilirubin [mg/dl] 2.9 ± 3.5 (2.4-3.6) 6.5 ± 9.1 (3.0-10.0) 0.004
INR 1.25 ± 0.2 (1.2-1.3) 1.56 ± 0.34 (1.3-1.6) 0.0001
Creatinine [mg/dl] 1.04 ± 0.8 (0.8-1.3) 1.57 ± 3.1 (0.4-2.7) Ns
Urea [mg/dl] 32.0 ± 18.4 (29.0-35.2) 41.5 ± 26.0 (28.2-54.8) Ns
CTP score 7.5 ± 1.8 (7.2-7.8) 9.4 ± 2.4 (8.5-10.3) 0.0001
MELD score 13.2 ± 5.9 (12.1-14.1) 17.2 ± 7.4 (14.4-20.1) 0.002
Ascites 1:112 (81%) 1:20 (69%) Ns
  2:20 (14%) 2:6 (21%)  
  3:7 (5%) 3:3 (10%)  
HE 1:107 (77%) 1:19 (65%) Ns
  2:31 (22%) 2:9 (31%)  
  3:1 (1%) 3:1 (4%)  
  1. Combined calculation of ascites plus HE showed no difference
  2. Ascites and HE were classified from stage 1 to 3