All publications of “Ana Kober Leite”

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Liver transplant outcome: a comparison between high and low MELD score recipients

Andre Ibrahim David, Maria Paula Villela Coelho, Ângela Tavares Paes, Ana Kober Leite, Bianca Della Guardia, Márcio Dias de Almeida, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100012

Objective:To compare low and high MELD scores and investigate whether existing renal dysfunction has an effect on transplant outcome.METHODS:Data was prospectively collected among 237 liver transplants (216 patients) between March 2003 and March 2009. Patients with cirrhotic disease submitted to transplantation were divided into three groups: MELD > 30, MELD < 30, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Renal failure was defined as a ± 25% decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate as observed 1 week after the transplant. Median MELD scores were [...]