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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 346-349
Need for Renal Biopsy Registry in Saudi Arabia

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Al-Homrany
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 641, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 18445892

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Many renal lesions may result in chronic kidney disease if not detected early or treated properly. Glomerulonephritis is considered one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease. The prevalence of different renal lesions were identified by inconsistent studies. The causes of inconsistencies include lack of unified methods in diagnosing and processing renal biopsies by different pathologists, patients selection's bias for renal biopsy, and the variable policies and protocols adopted by different nephrologists. Establishment of renal biopsy registry may help to surmount these differences. In addition, combined data obtained from renal biopsy renal and replacement therapy registries can help study the long-term outcome of patients with renal diseases.

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