Table 2.

Laboratory parameters before and after the sirolimus-containing and sirolimus-sparing immunosuppression

+ Sirolimus, mean (range)− Sirolimus, mean (range)
1st Scan2nd Scan1st Scan2nd Scan
HGB, g/dl11.8 (9.4 to 15.4)13.3 (11.8 to 16.8)12.9 (10.1 to 14.4)12.6 (9.7 to 14.7)
Platelet, 109/L172.1 (151 to 214)154.3 (76 to 249)200 (89 to 338)210.6 (65 to 523)
Serum creatinine, mg/dl3.59 (2.3 to 9.7)1.46 (0.8 to 2.4)5.86 (1.3 to 7.5)1.48 (1.1 to 2.3)
Total cholesterol, mg/dl173.9 (149 to 195)200.9 (128 to 265)196.7 (121 to 337)168.5 (145 to 204)
LDL, mg/dl101.6 (80 to 135)122.6 (81 to 209)*90.8 (60 to 117)73.1 (41 to 105)*
HDL, mg/dl43.9 (29 to 87)46.7 (12 to 70)48.3 (35 to 60)51.6 (25 to 77)
Triglyceride, mg/dl168.9 (53 to 441)220.3 (127 to 434)264.2 (55 to 687)193.2 (102 to 392)
Albumin g/dl4.1 (3.7 to 4.5)3.9 (3.4 to 4.4)3.9 (3.3 to 4.8)4.1 (3.7 to 4.3)
  • * Statistically significant difference between + sirolimus group and − sirolimus group at the time of the second scan.