Relative plasma microRNA concentration in patients with and without muscle wasting in adult critical care. Relative plasma microRNA concentration in non muscle-wasting (n = 19) and muscle-wasting patients (those with >9.24% muscle loss; n = 23) pre-operatively (PO), on day 1 (D1), day 2 (D2) and on day 7 (D7). Data presented as box and whisker plots with median, interquartile ranges and 5 to 95% percentiles. *P <0.05, **P <0.01, ***P <0.001, repeated measures Freidman’s test with Dunn’s correction for comparison with pre-operative baseline. #
P = 0.03 for comparison between groups with the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test.