Clinical risk factors associated with bleeding after native kidney biopsy.

  title={Clinical risk factors associated with bleeding after native kidney biopsy.},
  author={Ganesh B Shidham and Nauman H Siddiqi and Joseph A Beres and Brent R Logan and Haikady N. Nagaraja and Shubhangi G Shidham and Walter F. Piering},
  volume={10 3},
PURPOSE To determine the effect of various risk factors on postbiopsy bleeding (PBB). PROCEDURE A retrospective review of 645 native kidney biopsies carried out from 1981 to 2001 was conducted. Data regarding age, gender, race, prebiopsy blood pressure, history of hypertension, pre- and postbiopsy haemoglobin/haematocrit, serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) were collected. FINDINGS The overall PBB complication rate was 6.2%. High blood pressure was associated with a high risk of… CONTINUE READING
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