The Banff 97 working classification of renal allograft pathology.

  title={The Banff 97 working classification of renal allograft pathology.},
  author={Lorraine C. Racusen and Kim Solez and RobertB. Colvin and Stephen M. Bonsib and Maria Cristina Ribeiro Castro and Tito C Cavallo and Byron P. Croker and AnthonyJ. Demetris and Cinthia B Drachenberg and Agnes B. Fogo and P. Furness and Lillian W. Gaber and Ian W. Gibson and Denis Glotz and J. Cody Goldberg and J. Alvarez Grande and Philip F. Halloran and Hans Erik Hansen and Barrie Hartley and Pekka Hayry and Claire McDOWELL Hill and Eric Hoffman and Lawrence G. Hunsicker and Anne S. Lindblad and Yukinari Yamaguchi},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={55 2},
BACKGROUND Standardization of renal allograft biopsy interpretation is necessary to guide therapy and to establish an objective end point for clinical trials. This manuscript describes a classification, Banff 97, developed by investigators using the Banff Schema and the Collaborative Clinical Trials in Transplantation (CCTT) modification for diagnosis of renal allograft pathology. METHODS Banff 97 grew from an international consensus discussion begun at Banff and continued via the Internet… CONTINUE READING
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