D-MELD as Expression of Donor-Recipient Match

A Multi-Center Study

Patients & Methods

- Definition of the futile transplant, based on a life-expectancy <50% at 5 years after transplantation, was introduced to avoid organ wasting.

- As yet, an extensive stratification of cases according to the futile transplant principle using a continuous quantitative parameter has not been performed.

- We investigated D-MELD in order to identify the futile transplant cutoff value.
  • HOME
  • BACKGROUND match or mis-match & D-MELD
  • BACKGROUND D-MELD
  • BACKGROUND futile transplant & futile match
  • STUDY POPULATION
  • D-MELD stratification in deciles and classes
  • RESULTS logistic regressions
  • RESULTS Cox regressions
  • D-MELD CALCULATOR
  • D-MELD prediction of FUTILE MATCH
  • IN SUMMARY...
  • Coordination and registration of website by dr. Alfonso Avolio Dept of Surgery – Transplant Center, Rome Catholic Univeristy - alfonso.avolio@rm.unicatt.it