Jones DC, Hayslett JP
Outcome of pregnancy in women with moderate or severe renal
New Engl J Med
(Jul) 335:226-232 1996
The authors reviewed the outcomes of 82 pregnancies among 67 women with serum
creatinine levels greater than 1.4 mg/dl prior to becoming pregnant. 10
percent of the pregnancies were associated with a rapid deterioration of
renal function, but infant survival was 93 percent. Women with an initial
creatinine greater than 2.0 fared especially poorly, with 35% suffering
progression of renal failure to the point where dialysis was necessary.
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