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Kidney biopsy

Kidney biopsy. Because it can be performed quickly and easily at the bedside without radiation exposure, ultrasound is the preferred procedure for guiding kidney biopsies, and point-of-care ultrasound enables biopsied to be performed in their entirety by nephrologists. The literature demonstrates excellent success and safety of kidney biopsies guided and performed by nephrologists. 


Nass,K. and O’Neill, W.C.  Bedside renal biopsy: ultrasound guidance by the nephrologist.  Amer. J. Kidney Diseases 34:955-959, 1999.

Sharma, S., Arthur, J.M., Bonsib, S.M., Phelan, K.D., Singh, M., Karakala, N., Bulloch, K.W., Niyyar, V.D., and Velez, J.C.Q.  An Integrated Pathology and Ultrasonography-Based Simulation for Training in Performance of a Kidney Biopsy. Clinical Nephrology 89: 214–222, 2018.

Palacherla, J. and O’Neill, W.C. Point-of-care ultrasound for native kidney biopsies. Kidney360, April 2020.

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