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Nefrología (Madrid)

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FURAZ-CZERPAK, Karina R. et al. Pregnancy in women on chronic dialysis: a review. Nefrología (Madr.) [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.3, pp.287-294. ISSN 1989-2284.

The frequency of pregnancy in women on dialysis is extremely low, but the percentage of successful pregnancies in this context has increased over the years, with some studies placing the survival rate above 70%. These pregnancies are not exempt from both maternal and foetal complications, and so their management requires the joint efforts of nephrologists, gynaecologists, nurses, and nutritionists. Currently, we have been unable to establish consistent systematic treatment from both nephrological and gynaecological specialists in these patients. The main changes that need to be made are: increased time on dialysis, maintaining low levels of pre-dialysis urea, avoiding: maternal hypertension and hypotension, anaemia, urinary tract infections, and fluctuations in electrolytes. Adequate foetal monitoring is also necessary.

Keywords : Pregnancy; Haemodialysis; Chronic Kidney Disease.

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