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Pregnancy after liver transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17060886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although the transplant community has begun to gather experience in pregnancy after liver transplant, much remains to be learned about the effects of pregnancy on mother and child. Most women with end stage liver disease have amenorrhea or are unable to conceive due to medical complications. Liver transplantation offers such patients the opportunity to have children. Since libido and fertility can return fairly rapidly, it is important to discuss birth control in the early post transplant period. It is recommended that pregnancy be delayed for 1 and preferably 2 years post-transplant as pregnancies within the first year are associated with higher rates of premature birth and cellular rejection. The current evidence suggests that pregnancy is safe after transplant, however it requires close follow-up by a team of experienced physicians.
Authors:
Mary Eugenia Rinella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hepatology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1665-2681     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Hepatol     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-24     Completed Date:  2007-05-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155885     Medline TA:  Ann Hepatol     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dicision of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Fertility
Humans
Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
Liver Transplantation*
Pregnancy*
Pregnancy Complications
Reproductive Behavior
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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