Renal biopsy

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Needle Gauge for Renal Biopsy

1. Mai J1, Yong J, Dixson H, Makris A, Aravindan A, Suranyi MG, Wong J. Is bigger better? A retrospective analysis of native renal biopsies with 16 Gauge versus 18 Gauge automatic needles. Nephrology 2013 Jul;18(7):525-30. [1]

2. Chunduri S1, Whittier WL, Korbet SM.Adequacy and complication rates with 14- vs. 16-gauge automated needles in percutaneous renal biopsy of native kidneys. Semin Dial. 2015 Mar-Apr;28(2):E11-4. [2]

Complications Associated with Renal Biopsy

1. Kriegshauser JS, Patel MD, Young SW, Chen F, Eversman WG, Chang YH. Risk of bleeding after native renal biopsy as a function of preprocedural systolic and diastolic blood pressure. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Feb;26(2):206-12. [3]