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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 1274–1277 | Cite as

MELD-XI Scores Correlate with Post-Fontan Hepatic Biopsy Fibrosis Scores

  • William N. Evans
  • Ruben J. Acherman
  • Michael L. Ciccolo
  • Sergio A. Carrillo
  • Alvaro Galindo
  • Abraham Rothman
  • Brody J. Winn
  • Noel S. Yumiaco
  • Humberto Restrepo
Original Article

Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that MELD-XI values correlated with hepatic total fibrosis scores obtained in 70 predominately stable, post-Fontan patients that underwent elective cardiac catheterization. We found a statistically significant correlation between MELD-XI values and total fibrosis scores (p = 0.003). Thus, serial MELD-XI values may be an additional useful clinical parameter for follow-up care in post-Fontan patients.

Keywords

MELD-XI Fontan Hepatic fibrosis Liver biopsy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We wish to thank the interventional radiologists of Radiology Specialists at Sunrise Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, who performed the transvenous hepatic biopsies, including Drs. Demetrice Davis, Steven Davis, Kelly Gardner, Sunil Gujrathi, Aaron Peterson, and Matthew Rainey.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William N. Evans
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ruben J. Acherman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael L. Ciccolo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sergio A. Carrillo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alvaro Galindo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abraham Rothman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Brody J. Winn
    • 3
  • Noel S. Yumiaco
    • 3
  • Humberto Restrepo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Heart Center NevadaLas VegasUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Nevada School of MedicineLas VegasUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory Medicine ConsultantsLas VegasUSA

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