Table 5

Transplant-free 1- and 2-year survival probabilities and estimated 12-month mortality according to various MELD scores after TIPS or paracentesis treatment

TIPS (%)Paracentesis (%)HR (p)
1-year survival6352.5
2-year survival4935.2
12-month mortality
MELD <1028420.59 (0.18)
MELD 11–1944680.59 (0.041)
MELD >1962840.36 (0.13)
  • Data are derived from the meta-analysis of individual patient data.50 The difference in transplant-free survival was significant (p<0.05).

  • HR, hazard ratio; MELD, model of end stage liver disease; TIPS, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.