Renal biopsies were performed on 91 out of 99 patients with acute intrinsic renal failure. In all these 91 cases a clinical diagnosis was suggested by an experienced nephrologist unaware of the renal biopsy findings. Most diagnoses agreed with the histopathological findings, but there were important exceptions. On clinical grounds, acute tubulointerstitial renal disease was diagnosed correctly in 77% and acute glomerulonephritis in 56%. In 15% of the patients the clinical data did not permit any certain diagnostic suggestion. In about 20% the biopsy finding definitely influenced the choice of medical treatment. In those 15 patients who needed dialysis treatment, the biopsy findings helped in determining whether this need was temporary or permanent. Our results show that renal biopsy is valuable in settling the diagnosis, in determining the prognosis, and in planning the treatment of acute intrinsic renal failure.

This content is only available via PDF.
Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer
Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.
You do not currently have access to this content.