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The effects of a unilateral ultrasound-guided renal biopsy on renal function in healthy sedated cats
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2000)
  • W T Drost
  • George A Henry, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
  • J H Meinkoth
  • J P Woods
  • M E Payton
  • C Rodebush
Abstract
Complications of renal biopsies are well documented except for the change in renal function after a biopsy. Eighteen healthy, adult cats were divided into two groups (n = 9 cats/group). For the measurement of global and split renal function, Group 1 used the renal uptake of 99mTc-DTPA and Group 2 used the renal uptake of 99mTc-MAG3. Scintigraphic data were collected on days (-4), (-3), 0, 1, 2, and 4 post renal biopsy. Using ultrasound guidance, biopsies were taken from the right renal cortex on dO, before acquiring scintigraphic images. P - values less than 0.10 were considered significant due to the limited number of observations. The only statistically significant change (p = 0.08) in global renal function detected was by day following a unilateral renal biopsy. Cats imaged using 99mTc-MAG3 had discernible liver activity. A unilateral, ultrasound guided renal biopsy has minimal effect on renal function in normal, healthy sedated cats.
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Publication Date
January, 2000
Citation Information
W T Drost, George A Henry, J H Meinkoth, J P Woods, et al.. "The effects of a unilateral ultrasound-guided renal biopsy on renal function in healthy sedated cats" Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound Vol. 41 Iss. 1 (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/george_henry/7/