Home About us Current issue Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 3041 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Table of Contents   
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-15
The Impact of Renal Biopsy in the Clinical Management of Childhood Renal Disease

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Soud A Al-Rasheed
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

PMID: 18417778

Rights and Permissions

This study was carried out to determine whether renal biopsy altered patient management or expected prognosis among children with renal disease. A retrospective analysis of case records of 106 children with renal disease having adequate renal biopsies was made. The diagnosis was altered in 47.2% and therapeutic approach was changed in 33% of the patients after obtaining the renal biopsy findings. Also, the estimate of prognosis was altered in 31.1% of the cases. These results were greater for patients with steroid resistant and congenital nephrotic syndrome, acute renal failure, asymptomatic urinary abnormalities and mixed nephritic-nephrotic syndrome. Subsequent management and prognosis was least affected by the biopsy results in patients with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome and chronic renal failure.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded286    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal