Assessing the safety and quality of ward-based renal transplant biopsies
Kenneth Wu1, Bindhu Musunuru1, Chera Arunachalam1, Aung Sett1, Paul Musker2
1Renal Unit, St James’ University Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK; 2Renal Unit, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
Abstract: The aim of this pilot study was to compare renal transplant biopsies carried out by ward-based nephrology trainees and departmental based radiologists, primarily reviewing major complications and glomerular yield. There was only one patient who developed a single episode of major complication out of the 145 procedures recorded. We concluded there is no significant difference in complication rate and glomerular yield for renal allograft biopsies between nephrology trainees and radiologists, regardless of location.
Keywords: renal transplant, kidney biopsy complications, renal hemorrhage, glomerular yield
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