Bleeding Complications of Native Kidney Biopsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 04/27/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Corapi KM et al. – Native kidney biopsy using automated biopsy devices and real–time ultrasonography is associated with a relatively small risk of macroscopic hematuria and erythrocyte transfusion requirement. Using smaller gauge needles may lower complication rates. Patient selection may affect outcome because studies with higher serum creatinine levels, more women, and higher rates of acute kidney injury had higher complication rates.