Protocol biopsies in pediatric renal transplantation: a precious tool for clinical management

@article{Zotta2018ProtocolBI,
  title={Protocol biopsies in pediatric renal transplantation: a precious tool for clinical management},
  author={Federica Zotta and Isabella Guzzo and Federica Morolli and Francesca Diomedi-Camassei and Luca Dello Strologo},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2018},
  volume={33},
  pages={2167-2175}
}
BackgroundKidney transplantation is the best treatment for children with end-stage kidney disease. Early results have improved, but late graft loss is still a major problem. Non-invasive, fully reliable early biomarkers of acute rejection are currently missing.MethodsOur aim was to evaluate the efficacy of protocol biopsies (PBXs) in a pediatric population. During 11 years, 209 renal transplantations were performed in 204 pediatric patients. Biopsies were performed 3–6 months, 1 year, and 5… CONTINUE READING
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