Which liver disease scoring system, CP or Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD), more effectively predicts survival after TIPS creation?
MELD score is superior to CP score at predicting post-TIPS mortality. A MELD score of more than 18 predicts a significant higher 30-day and 90-day mortality after TIPS compared with patients with a MELD score of 18 or less.
A study by Gaba et al. demonstrated 30-day mortality rates reaching 39% for patients with MELD scores of more than 18. In patients with MELD scores of more than 25, 30-day and 90-day mortality rates were more than 70%.