Selection of pediatric candidates under the PELD system
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2004
Copyright © 2004 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Summary Report of a National Conference: Evolving Concepts in Liver Allocation in the MELD and PELD Era From the October 29, 2004 AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course
Volume 10, Issue Supplement 10S, pages S23–S30, October 2004
How to Cite
McDiarmid, S. V., Merion, R. M., Dykstra, D. M. and Harper, A. M. (2004), Selection of pediatric candidates under the PELD system. Liver Transpl, 10: S23–S30. doi: 10.1002/lt.20272
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2004
- 1The PELD score accurately predicts the 3 month probability of waiting list death for children with chronic liver disease.
- 2Comparing pre and post PELD and MELD implementation, the percent of children receiving deceased donor livers increased and the percent of children dying on the list decreased after PELD/MELD implementation.
- 3Excluding children transplanted at status 1, the largest percentage of children are transplanted at a PELD score < 10.
- 4Before MELD/PELD 48% of all children receiving deceased donor organs were transplanted at status 1, compared to 41% in the PELD/MELD era. Wide regional variation occurs. (Liver Transpl 2004;10:S23–S30.)