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● Palliative Care services are often underutilized in patients with End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD) and often only initiated at the end of life

● The Palliative Performance Score (PPS) is an important tool used in Palliative Care to assess functional status

● PPS has five functional dimensions: ambulation, activity level and evidence of disease, self-care, oral intake, and level of consciousness

● The aim of this study is to determine if there is a correlation between Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score and PPS in ESLD patients

● MELD is used to predict mortality and to prioritize liver transplant allocation in ESLD patients

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Gastroenterology | Medicine and Health Sciences


Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology in Orlando, FL

The Use of Palliative Performance Score in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease