Utility of the Doppler ultrasound parameter, resistive index, in renal transplant histopathology


Kirkpantur A., Yilmaz R., Baydar D. E. , AKI F. T. , Cil B., Arici M., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.40, no.1, pp.104-106, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background. Doppler ultrasonography is routinely used by many clinicians during long-term follow-up to identify high-risk patients without diagnosing the exact cause of graft dysfunction. Despite a number of studies showing a correlation between intrarenal resistive index (RI) and renal function in patients with kidney diseases, correlations between RI and renal histopathologic characteristics have not been sufficiently evaluated in renal transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to examine this relationship in grafted kidneys.