Diabetic nephropathy in pregnancy: suboptimal hypertensive control associated with preterm delivery.

@article{Carr2006DiabeticNI,
  title={Diabetic nephropathy in pregnancy: suboptimal hypertensive control associated with preterm delivery.},
  author={Darcy B. Carr and Gretchen L Koontz and Carolyn Gardella and Emily V Holing and Debra A Brateng and Zane A Brown and Thomas Easterling},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={513-9}
}
BACKGROUND Nephropathy complicates 5% to 10% of pregnancies in women with diabetes and is associated with adverse outcomes. Given the importance of blood pressure (BP) control in reducing cardiovascular and renal complications outside of pregnancy, we hypothesized that poorly controlled hypertension in early pregnancy among women with diabetic nephropathy would be associated with adverse outcomes. METHODS To examine the impact of hypertensive control in early pregnancy on perinatal outcomes… CONTINUE READING