Kidney Transplant Biopsies for Delayed Graft Function. Does it add Therapeutic Value?

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  • External authors:
  • Vishwanath Siddagangaiah
  • Stavros Papachristos
  • Marcus Lowe
  • David Van Dellen
  • Muir Morton


Graft biopsies are performed in kidney transplants with delayed graft function (DGF) to confirm acute tubular necrosis and exclude potential underlying rejection.
•With the increasing use of donor after cardiac death (DCD) and Extended Criteria Donors, DGF incidence is increasing whilst modern immunosuppressive regimes have reduced the incidence of acute rejection to less than 10%.
•Routine biopsies may therefore not provide therapeutic efficiency or financial utility.
•They are known to be associated with potential morbidity.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2017
EventBritish Transplantation Society Annual Congress: BTS Harrogate - Harrogate, United Kingdom
Event duration: 1 Mar 20173 Mar 2017


ConferenceBritish Transplantation Society Annual Congress
Abbreviated titleBTS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom