Influence of MELD score on (a) mortality and (b) length of stay in the ICU of more than 10 days. There was a significant higher model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) in the group, which stayed longer in the ICU (grey box). In contrast there was no difference in MELD in respect to mortality. (a) 24 no survivors vs. 104 survivors. (b) 35 with a long ICU stay versus 93 short time ICU patients. ns, not significant.
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