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Exacerbation of underlying pulmonary disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16215353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The presence of underlying pulmonary disease in women of childbearing potential can present a significant challenge during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Management of the underlying disease, recognizing and preventing disease progression, and, most important, managing and minimizing toxic side effects of various therapies require the expertise of an interdisciplinary team. This team must involve close collaboration between intensive care physicians, pulmonary physicians, and high-risk obstetricians familiar with these disease states in an effort to minimize fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. We will review the impact of the pregnant state in lung transplant recipients, patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, and patients with underlying cystic fibrosis. DESIGN: Review of the literature in regards to pregnancy outcomes and issues for patients with cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and lung transplants. METHODS: A review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, classification, clinical features, and outcomes for pregnant patients with underlying pulmonary diseases. CONCLUSIONS: Safety of pregnancy in the female lung transplant recipient concerns three outcomes: maternal outcome, fetal outcome, and transplanted graft outcome.
Marie M Budev; Alejandro C Arroliga; Stephen Emery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-10     Completed Date:  2005-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S313-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Lung Transplantation Program, Department of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Critical Care*
Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology,  therapy
Hypertension, Pulmonary / physiopathology,  therapy
Lung Diseases / physiopathology*,  therapy*
Lung Transplantation
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome

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