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The importance of increased dialysis and anemia management for infant survival in pregnant women on hemodialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19444267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite advances in recent decades, infant survival in pregnant women on hemodialysis remains suboptimal. Asamiya et al. found that higher maternal hemoglobin was associated with successful pregnancy and maternal blood urea nitrogen (BUN) was negatively correlated with infant birth weight and gestational age. Their study suggests that increased or intensive dialysis to achieve predialysis maternal BUN levels <48 mg/dl along with increased doses of erythropoietin to ensure maternal hemoglobin levels > or =9.6+/-0.9 g/dl, should be the standard for pregnant women on hemodialysis.
Sai Subhodhini Reddy; Jean L Holley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kidney international     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1523-1755     ISO Abbreviation:  Kidney Int.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-15     Completed Date:  2009-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0323470     Medline TA:  Kidney Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1133-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Rochester Medical Center, New York 14642, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / drug therapy*
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Disease Management
Erythropoietin / therapeutic use
Hemoglobins / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Renal Dialysis*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 11096-26-7/Erythropoietin
Comment On:
Kidney Int. 2009 Jun;75(11):1217-22   [PMID:  19242506 ]

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