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Does pregnancy accelerate the rate of progression of diabetic retinopathy?: an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18631438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy may be associated with several ocular changes, including the development of new ocular conditions or modifications of existing conditions. The most common ocular condition modified by pregnancy is diabetic retinopathy. Pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of development and progression of diabetic retinopathy. The factors associated with its progression include the pregnant state itself, duration of diabetes, amount of retinopathy at conception, blood glucose control, and the presence of coexisting hypertension. Although the rate of regression of diabetic retinopathy at the end of pregnancy or the postpartum period is high, careful monitoring of these patients is necessary to optimize the vision and pregnancy outcomes.
Bhavna P Sheth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current diabetes reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1539-0829     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Diab. Rep.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-17     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093791     Medline TA:  Curr Diab Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / metabolism
Diabetic Retinopathy / blood,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Disease Progression
Hypertension / blood,  pathology,  physiopathology
Pregnancy in Diabetics / blood,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose

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