Renal biopsy in high-risk patients with medical diseases of the kidney

Kevin P. Stiles*, Christina M. Yuan, Ellen M. Chung, Robert D. Lyon, J. David Lane, Kevin C. Abbott

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The number of high-risk patients undergoing renal biopsy is likely to increase in the near future because of the increased use of anticoagulants for such conditions as atrial fibrillation, combined liver and kidney disease caused by hepatitis C, and the aging of the population. Nephrologists need to become increasingly familiar with evaluating such patients through both specialized management of percutaneous kidney biopsy and alternate methods of renal biopsy, which primarily consist of open (surgical) biopsy, transjugular (transvenous) biopsy, and laparoscopic biopsy. The indications, complications, and general approach to such patients are discussed. This is a US government work. There are no restrictions on its use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-433
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Coagulopathy
  • High risk
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Laparoscopic
  • Open
  • Renal biopsy
  • Transjugular
  • Transvenous
  • Uremia


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