June 15, 2011

Desmopressin Acetate in Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Kidney Biopsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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This double-blind randomized controlled trial of 162 patients with eGFR > 60 ml/min showed that desmopressin decreased the bleeding rate post-renal biopsy. Of note, the control group had a very high bleeding rate of approximately 30% which may not be representative of many centers’ experience.

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