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Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Feb 5;11(2):354-62. doi: 10.2215/CJN.05750515. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

The Native Kidney Biopsy: Update and Evidence for Best Practice.

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1
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jonathan.hogan2@uphs.upenn.edu.
2
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

The kidney biopsy is the gold standard in the diagnosis and management of many diseases. Since its introduction in the 1950s, advancements have been made in biopsy technique to improve diagnostic yield while minimizing complications. Here, we review kidney biopsy indications, techniques, and complications in the modern era. We also discuss patient populations in whom special consideration must be given when considering a kidney biopsy and the important role that the kidney biopsy plays in nephrology training. These data are presented to develop best practice strategies for this essential procedure.

KEYWORDS:

biopsy; disease management; glomerular disease; humans; kidney; kidney biopsy; kidney disease; nephrectomy; nephrology

PMID:
26339068
PMCID:
PMC4741037
DOI:
10.2215/CJN.05750515
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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