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Outpatient percutaneous renal biopsy in adult patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17951940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To study the safety and efficacy of performing percutaneous renal biopsy in the outpatient department compared to the traditional inpatient policy, we studied 44 consecutive patients with proteinuria and other urinary sediment abnormalities, at King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, during the period from September 2004 to August 2006. The patients were divided into two groups: group I, in whom kidney biopsy was performed and followed by 1-day hospital admission; and group II, in whom renal biopsy was performed in the outpatient department and followed by 6 hours' observation period and then by regular outpatient visits. All biopsies were performed with the use of real-time ultrasound and automated biopsy needle. Patients with a history of a bleeding diathesis or abnormal coagulation profile and those receiving warfarin, heparin, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were excluded from the study. Only minor biopsy-related complications such as gross hematuria, perinephric hematoma that resolved without the need for blood transfusion or surgical intervention occurred in three (13.6%) patients in group I and in two (9.1%) patients in group II. The complications were apparent within 6 hours in all but one patient (97.7%). Overall, hematuria was identified in 52% of patients at < or = 2 hours, 85% at < or = 4 hours, and 97.7% at < or =6 hours. The 24-hour hematocrit levels were not significantly different between the study groups. One (4.5%) patient from group II had a small perinephric hematoma, which was detected by ultrasound examination at 24 hours but not at 6 hours post biopsy period.; it resolved spontaneously without intervention. We conclude that in selected patients, same-day discharge after 6 hours of renal biopsy may be given safely without increased risk of complications.
Abdulla K Al-Hweish; Ibrahim Saeed Abdul-Rehaman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1319-2442     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-22     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436968     Medline TA:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, King Fahd Hospital, King Faisal University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care / methods*
Biopsy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Kidney / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Kidney Diseases / diagnosis*
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors

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