Table 1.

Continuous renal functional outcomes for radical nephrectomy versus partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy versus thermal ablation, and partial nephrectomy versus thermal ablation

Comparisons and OutcomesStudies, NRadical Nephrectomy or Partial NephrectomyPartial Nephrectomy or Thermal Ablation
Patients, NStudy MedianStudy RangePatients, NStudy MedianStudy Range
Radical nephrectomy versus partial nephrectomy
 Follow-up creatinine, mg/dl129661.461.24–1.707081.030.96–1.70
 Change in creatinine129660.470.30–0.517080.12−0.05 to 0.40
 Follow-up eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m226371354.642.9–90408071.155.3–98.0
 eGFR change, ml/min per 1.73 m2273719−22.4−39.1 to −0.14098−7.4−16.2 to 4.1
Radical nephrectomy versus thermal ablation
 Follow-up creatinine, mg/dl1311.63NA91.37NA
 Change in creatinine1310.53NA90.23NA
 Follow-up eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m2620750.842.9–59.615855.549.8–85.7
 eGFR change, ml/min per 1.73 m27213−13.2−28.8 to −0.1177−2.9−6.4 to −1.7
Partial nephrectomy versus thermal ablation
 Follow-up creatinine, mg/dl96831.310.89–1.706731.40.88–1.70
 Change in creatinine96830.230.06–0.406730.13−0.10 to 0.22
 Follow-up eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m216108066.147.5–87.8123858.847.5–85.7
 eGFR change, ml/min per 1.73 m2181136−6.2−18 to 4.11278−4.9−8.0 to −1.5
  • NA, not applicable.