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Renal Complications of Pregnancy

  • John M. Davison
  • Adrian I. Katz
  • Marshall D. Lindheimer

Abstract

A clinician may be consulted on the advisability of conception or continuing a pregnancy in women with renal problems, and advice is too often based on anecdotal clinical experience. To give sound advice, the clinician must appreciate that a pregnant woman is physiologically different from a nonpregnant individual, and that during pregnancy there are progressive changes in the renal system that must be understood if we are to detect, diagnose, and manage problems.

Keywords

Acute Renal Failure Obstet Gynecol Disseminate Intravascular Coagulum Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Davison
    • 1
  • Adrian I. Katz
    • 2
  • Marshall D. Lindheimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of Newcastle, Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneEngland
  2. 2.Departments of Obstetrics and of Gynecology and Medicine, Sections of Nephrology and of Maternal Fetal MedicineThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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