Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220

Puntambekar A

Puntambekar A
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research,
605006, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

  • Research Article
    Evaluation of Clinico-Pathological Spectrum in Renal Allograft Biopsies at JIPMER
    Author(s): Puntambekar A, Parameswaran S and Nachiappa RGPuntambekar A, Parameswaran S and Nachiappa RG

    Background: Renal transplant patients in JIPMER undergo a systematic post-transplant follow-up in order to identify any new co-morbidity as well as detect abnormalities in graft function at the earliest and institute appropriate management. The renal allograft biopsy is one of the principal tools used by the nephrologists to diagnose any such episodes of graft dysfunction. Objective: The aim of this study were to identify the chief causes of end stage renal disease and co-morbid conditions, to study the number of biopsies taken for each patient as a function of time and to assess the usefulness of an allograft biopsy. Materials & Methods: A total of 120 renal transplants were carried out in JIPMER in a period of 5 years from March 2012 to March 2017. 78 patients who underwent renal allograft biops.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1220.1000149

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