Patient Outcome in Pregnancy Requiring Dialysis: A Case Series
Karina Sulaiman*, Madhavilatha Vuppali , Kenneth Abreo
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 52
Last Page: 55
Publisher Id: TOUNJ-7-52
Article History:Received Date: 3/4/2014
Revision Received Date: 9/6/2014
Acceptance Date: 9/6/2014
Electronic publication date: 11 /7/2014
Collection year: 2014
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The optimal management of pregnant dialysis patients remains a great challenge for nephrologists, end-stage renal disease being a predictor of adverse outcomes in this condition. We report a single-center experience of four patients requiring dialysis during pregnancy, all of which resulted in successful delivery of viable infants. Our success rate may reflect an overall improvement in management of this population, with special attention paid to multiple risk factors. These include blood pressure and volume control, anemia management with erythropoietin analogues, nutritional intake and total dose of dialysis.