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Urological conditions in pregnancy: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17999286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urological conditions in pregnancy represent a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The potential adverse effects of anaesthesia, radiation and drugs on the fetus often complicate traditional diagnostic and treatment measures. As frontline clinicians, obstetricians need an awareness of symptoms, associated obstetric complications and an appreciation of available current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and their associated risks. This article describes common urinary problems encountered in pregnancy: infection, hydronephrosis and urolithiasis specifically. The aim of this paper is to review the safety, efficacy and role of different imaging studies available for the diagnosis of urolithiasis in pregnancy. Conservative management as first line treatment and a variety of interventional urological procedures with postoperative management are also discussed. Such a background may facilitate a rational management protocol for urological problems in a pregnant woman.
K N Shrotri; I D Morrison; N C Shrotri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-13     Completed Date:  2008-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, Kent, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hydronephrosis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications*
Urinary Tract Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Urolithiasis / diagnosis*,  therapy

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