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Pediatric renal biopsy in the ambulatory care environment


The use of pediatric ambulatory care facilities to perform invasive procedures that have low morbidity is increasingly popular. Over a 2-year period, 46 pediatric renal biopsies were performed in an ambulatory care setting at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital, with the patient discharged the same day. There were no serious complications and adequate tissue was obtained in 45 cases. Renal biopsy may be safely performed on an outpatient basis on carefully selected patients by experienced operators in properly equipped facilities.

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Ogborn, M.R., Grimm, P.C. Pediatric renal biopsy in the ambulatory care environment. Pediatr Nephrol 6, 311–312 (1992).

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  • Renal biopsy
  • Ambulatory care