Introduction: Kidney biopsy is performed to assess if an extended criteria graft can be used for transplantation. It may be performed before or after cross-clamping during organ procurement. This study aims to evaluate whether the timing of biopsy may modify cold ischemia times (CIT) and/or graft outcomes. Methods: Kidney transplants performed in our center from January 2007 to December 2017 were analyzed. Grafts with preimplantation kidney biopsy were included. Biopsies were performed during surgical back table (ex situ kidney biopsy [ESKB]) until 2012 and since then before the aortic cross-clamping (in situ kidney biopsy [ISKB]). To overcome biases owing to different distributions, a propensity score model was developed. The study population consists in 322 patients, 115 ESKB, and 207 ISKB. Results: CIT was significantly lower for ISKB (730 min ISKB vs. 840 min ESKB, p value = 0.001). In both crude (OR 0.27; 95% confidence interval, 95% CI 0.12-0.60; p value = 0.002) and adjusted analyses (OR 0.37; 95% CI 0.14-0.94; p value = 0.039), ISKB was associated with a reduced odd of graft loss when compared to ESKB. Discussion/Conclusion: Performing preimplantation kidney biopsy during the recovery, prior to the aortic cross-clamping, may be a strategy to reduce CIT and improve transplant outcomes.

The Relationship between Timing of Pretransplant Kidney Biopsy, Graft Loss, and Survival in Kidney Transplantation: An Italian Cohort Study

Odaldi F.;Serenari M.;Comai G.;La Manna G.;Bova R.;Frascaroli G.;Malvi D.;Maroni L.;Vasuri F.;Germinario G.;Baraldi O.;Capelli I.;Cuna V.;Sangiorgi G.;D'Errico A.;Del Gaudio M.;Bertuzzo V. R.;Zanfi C.;Sessa M.;Ravaioli M.
2022

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Introduction: Kidney biopsy is performed to assess if an extended criteria graft can be used for transplantation. It may be performed before or after cross-clamping during organ procurement. This study aims to evaluate whether the timing of biopsy may modify cold ischemia times (CIT) and/or graft outcomes. Methods: Kidney transplants performed in our center from January 2007 to December 2017 were analyzed. Grafts with preimplantation kidney biopsy were included. Biopsies were performed during surgical back table (ex situ kidney biopsy [ESKB]) until 2012 and since then before the aortic cross-clamping (in situ kidney biopsy [ISKB]). To overcome biases owing to different distributions, a propensity score model was developed. The study population consists in 322 patients, 115 ESKB, and 207 ISKB. Results: CIT was significantly lower for ISKB (730 min ISKB vs. 840 min ESKB, p value = 0.001). In both crude (OR 0.27; 95% confidence interval, 95% CI 0.12-0.60; p value = 0.002) and adjusted analyses (OR 0.37; 95% CI 0.14-0.94; p value = 0.039), ISKB was associated with a reduced odd of graft loss when compared to ESKB. Discussion/Conclusion: Performing preimplantation kidney biopsy during the recovery, prior to the aortic cross-clamping, may be a strategy to reduce CIT and improve transplant outcomes.
Odaldi F.; Serenari M.; Comai G.; La Manna G.; Bova R.; Frascaroli G.; Malvi D.; Maroni L.; Vasuri F.; Germinario G.; Baraldi O.; Capelli I.; Cuna V.; Sangiorgi G.; D'Errico A.; Del Gaudio M.; Bertuzzo V.R.; Zanfi C.; Sessa M.; Ravaioli M.
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