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Response to "MELD score and serum sodium in the prediction of survival of patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation"
  1. I Coltart,
  2. M Austin,
  3. D L Shawcross
  1. Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London UK
  1. Dr D L Shawcross, Institute of Liver Studies, Cheyne Wing, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK; debbie.shawcross{at}kcl.ac.uk

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We read with interest the article: “MELD score and serum sodium in the prediction of survival of patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation” (Gut 2007;56:1283). We note that that the MELD (Model of End-stage Liver Disease)1 score has been graphically depicted as reaching an approximate value of 50, with the upper limit quoted as 48. This is incorrect and may result from …

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