Renal biopsy complications: incidence and risk factors
Universita degli Studi di Pavia
Unit of Nephrology and Dialysis, Fondazione IRCCS S. Maugeri, Via S. Maugeri 10, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Esposito Ciro, M.D. PhD, Associate Professor of Nephrology, University of Pavia, Italy
Semeraro Luca M.D.; Esposito Vittoria M.D. , Catucci Davide M.D.
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Kidney biopsy is the diagnostic procedure for the majority of chronic and acute parenchymal kidney diseases. Although it is performed routinely, it is not immune of complications such as haematuria, hematoma or major bleeding that may need blood transfusion or in very rare cases nephrectomy.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to evaluate the prevalence and the types of complications occurred in our unit after kidney biopsy and the factors favoring the occurrence of complications.
What techniques and methods are used?
We will review all the kidney biopsies performed in our Unit between 2002 and 2016, define and record the complications, record the number of passages to obtain renal tissue, the needle used, the experience of the operator, diagnosis, age, sex and body weight of the patient, serum creatinine and blood pressure at the time of the biopsy.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
English language and fundamental nephrology knowledge
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- The Native Kidney Biopsy: Update and Evidence for Best Practice. Hogan JJ; Mocanu M; Berns JS. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Feb 5;11(2):354-62