FEATURED SEARCH TERM: pregnancy kidney disease
Why is there no important and new result for the search term above since last May, when the article below appeared? We can all hope that medical researchers are busy rewriting to answer its plea for a common terminology, in order provide the growing population of pregnant women with chronic kidney disease and their doctors with reliable information about risks and outcomes. Trying to carry out a systematic review, the use of different terms for similar concepts made it difficult for these authors to draw conclusions. Nonetheless, they offer many insights into what is already known about the consequences of pregnancy for women with chronic kidney disease, and the effects of the disease on fetal outcomes.
RESULT: Pregnancy in chronic kidney disease: need for a common language
Journal of Nephrology (PubMed) | Jul 11, 2011 (FREE FULL TEXT)
Although pregnancies are still rare among women on chronic hemodialysis, an increasing number of them are successful. Women on hemodialysis should not be discouraged from pregnancy, say the authors of the case study below, and doctors should be prepared to counsel them and offer appropriate surveillance and treatment.
RESULT: Pregnancy in dialysis-dependent women--the importance of frequent dialysis and collaborative care: a case report
Hemodialysis International (PubMed) | Jul 1, 2011 (Free abstract. Full text $35)