International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 145–151

Pregnancy in Peritoneal Dialysis: A Case Report and Review of Adequacy and Outcomes

  • William T. Smith
  • Shabnam Darbari
  • Mindy Kwan
  • Christopher O′Reilly-Green
  • Maria V. Devita
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-004-2312-0

Cite this article as:
Smith, W.T., Darbari, S., Kwan, M. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2005) 37: 145. doi:10.1007/s11255-004-2312-0

Abstract

A case of pregnancy in a 27-year-old woman on peritoneal dialysis is presented. The case report is a detailed description of her course including changes in her peritoneal dialysis regimen and the use of continuous cycling to maximize dialysis adequacy while addressing the patient’s recurrent abdominal pain and fullness. Also described is the management of complications including hypertension, gestational diabetes, and premature rupture of membranes. The discussion reviews the diagnosis of pregnancy, factors that may relate to outcome, and a detailed comparison of pregnancy outcomes in patients on dialysis to the general population.

Keywords

Anemia Bloody dialysate Dialysis adequacy Gestational diabetes Hypertension Peritoneal dialysis Pregnancy Pregnancy outcome 

Copyright information

© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • William T. Smith
    • 1
  • Shabnam Darbari
    • 1
  • Mindy Kwan
    • 1
  • Christopher O′Reilly-Green
    • 2
  • Maria V. Devita
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NephrologyLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA

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