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Labor and delivery management for women with diabetes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17572275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diabetes in pregnancy confers a number of risks for both the mother and her baby, and many of these risks are encountered in the labor and delivery unit. The obstetric provider caring for women with diabetes should be alert to the risk of hypertension and the potential for difficult delivery due to an overgrown fetus. Women with preexisting diabetes or poor glycemic control are at increased risk for poor obstetrical outcomes such as stillbirth or delivery of a malformed infant. Meticulous attention to avoiding maternal hyperglycemia during labor can prevent neonatal hypoglycemia.
J Seth Hawkins; Brian M Casey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-18     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-34, x     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / physiopathology
Delivery, Obstetric*
Diabetes, Gestational / physiopathology,  therapy
Diabetic Diet
Fetal Macrosomia / physiopathology
Gestational Age
Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
Insulin / therapeutic use
Labor, Obstetric*
Pre-Eclampsia / physiopathology
Pregnancy in Diabetics / physiopathology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hypoglycemic Agents; 11061-68-0/Insulin

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