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Pregnancy tests with end-stage renal disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19100935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tests to ascertain pregnancy status are often obtained during preoperative evaluation, especially when there is a history of uncertain pregnancy or suggestion of current pregnancy. A serum pregnancy test, a beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-HCG) level, was preoperatively obtained from a woman of childbearing age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with an unreliable history of irregular menstruation coupled with unprotected sexual activity. The beta-HCG was elevated in the range indicating pregnancy. Further work-up showed that this hormonal elevation was secondary to ESRD without pregnancy.
Brenda G Fahy; Valerie A Gouzd; Joseph N Atallah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0952-8180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-02-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood*
False Positive Reactions
Kidney Failure, Chronic / physiopathology*
Pregnancy Tests / methods*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human

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