Priority Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 13 pp 12441—12467

Protein and calorie restriction may improve outcomes in living kidney donors and kidney transplant recipients

Figure 3. Kidney function of transplant recipients before and after surgery. (A) Serum creatinine showed a trend towards absolute lower levels in the PCR-group throughout the first 14 days after surgery. (B) Relative creatinine levels, calculated using POD-1 as cutoff value, showed a trend as from POD4 up to POD14. (C) Following the creatinine clearance, eGFR also showed a trend towards improvement in the PCR-group throughout the first days after surgery. Values are depicted as median ± interquartile range. PCR = protein and caloric dietary restriction; POD = postoperative day; POMo = postoperative month; eGFR = estimated glomerular filtration rate using the CKD-EPI formula.