Pilot Study of Interventional Radiologist vs. Nephrologist in Renal Biopsy Procedures
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Dr. Arika Hoffman
The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference in surgical practice between Interventional Radiology (IR) and Nephrology when performing renal biopsies. More research is needed for this project, but this pilot study’s conclusions can serve as future guidance in research. This study focuses on the quantity of cores and glomeruli collected during renal biopsy procedures. A study was published in 2009 from the Department of Pathology and Internal Medicine IV at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany explaining “~10-15 glomeruli is optimal for a renal biopsy.” (1) A larger collection of cores/glomeruli can ensure an accurate biopsy diagnosis but may pose future risk for the patient.
Surgery, Kidney, Biopsy, Renal, Nephrology
Ramos, Israel and Hoffman, Arika L., "Pilot Study of Interventional Radiologist vs. Nephrologist in Renal Biopsy Procedures" (2020). Posters: 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program. 19.