alexa Pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review.
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Author(s): Nevis IF, Reitsma A, Dominic A, McDonald S, Thabane L,

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Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pregnant women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. We conducted a systematic review of observational studies that described this risk. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We searched several databases from their date of inception through June 2010 for eligible articles published in any language. We included any study that reported maternal or fetal outcomes in at least five pregnant women in each group with or without CKD. We excluded pregnant women with a history of transplantation or maintenance dialysis. RESULTS: We identified 13 studies. Adverse maternal events including gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and maternal mortality were reported in 12 studies. There were 312 adverse maternal events among 2682 pregnancies in women with CKD (weighted average of 11.5\%) compared with 500 events in 26,149 pregnancies in normal healthy women (weighted average of 2\%). One or more adverse fetal outcomes such as premature births, intrauterine growth restriction, small for gestational age, neonatal mortality, stillbirths, and low birth weight were reported in nine of the included studies. Overall, the risk of developing an adverse fetal outcome was at least two times higher among women with CKD compared with those without. CONCLUSIONS: This review summarizes current available evidence to guide physicians in their decision-making, advice, and care for pregnant women with CKD. Additional studies are needed to better characterize the risks.
This article was published in Clin J Am Soc Nephrol and referenced in Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

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