Timing of complications in percutaneous renal biopsy.

  title={Timing of complications in percutaneous renal biopsy.},
  author={William L. Whittier and Stephen M. Korbet},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={15 1},
Percutaneous renal biopsy (PRB) is a safe and effective tool in the diagnosis and management of renal disease; however, the optimal timing of observation after biopsy is not clearly established. With the use of real-time ultrasound guidance, PRB of native kidneys was performed in 750 adult patients at an academic institution by an attending nephrologist or fellow between June 1983 and June 2002. All patients were observed for 23 to 24 h after biopsy for the presence, severity, and timing of… CONTINUE READING