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Pregnancy in patients with previous successful renal transplantation.
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PMID:  16043182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk factors affecting pregnancy, perinatal outcomes, and short-term graft condition in women who underwent renal transplantation. METHOD: Between May 1998 and January 2005, the histories of 20 pregnancies in 17 renal transplant recipients were reviewed retrospectively at the Ministry of Health Aegean Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Hospital. RESULT: There were significant associations between high serum creatinine level (>1.5 mg/dL) prior to pregnancy and preterm delivery (P=0.04), and between short interval between transplantation and pregnancy (<2 years) and increased rate of cesarean sections (P=0.04). There were no significant changes in serum creatinine levels during pregnancy in these women, and there were no acute rejection and graft loss during pregnancy or in the 6 months following delivery. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that, although pregnancy does not adversely affect short-term renal allograft function, the rates of obstetric and perinatal complications are increased. Risk factors present before conception are a short interval between renal transplantation and pregnancy and poor renal function.
Y Yildirim; A Uslu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-15     Completed Date:  2005-12-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Health Aegean Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Creatinine / blood
Kidney Transplantation*
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors
Turkey / epidemiology
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