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The maternal and fetal impacts of obesity and gestational diabetes on pregnancy outcome.
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PMID:  20832737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity has reached pandemic proportions and is of growing concern worldwide. Adverse health outcomes associated with a raised body mass index present the greatest challenge currently facing clinicians across all disciplines. Obesity is a chronic illness which is associated with metabolic disease, nutritional deficiency, musculoskeletal complications and cancer. These obesity-related health issues extend to pregnancy where they are responsible for producing a variety of medical and obstetric complications resulting in an increased incidence of maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. Management of diet, gestational diabetes and gestational and inter-gestational weight may improve outcomes in women who are obese during pregnancy. Specific recommendations for the management of obesity in pregnancy have recently been published.
Michael Conall Dennedy; Fidelma Dunne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1878-1594     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-07     Revised Date:  2012-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120682     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Clinical Sciences Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Bariatric Surgery
Body Mass Index
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / etiology
Diabetes, Gestational / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Glucose Intolerance / etiology
Obesity / complications*,  therapy
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy / metabolism
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Weight Gain

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