Dialysis, transplantation, and pregnancy.

  title={Dialysis, transplantation, and pregnancy.},
  author={John M. Davison},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={17 2},
  • John M. Davison
  • Published 1991 in
    American journal of kidney diseases : the…
Women on regular dialysis are usually infertile, but contraception should not be neglected. Pregnancy is invariably complicated and poses excessive risks, with an uncertain and low chance of success. Even when therapeutic abortion is excluded, the live birth outcome at best is 19%. Renal transplantation usually reverses abnormal reproductive function and comprehensive pre-pregnancy counseling is essential, with discussion of all implications, including the harsh realities of long-term maternal… CONTINUE READING
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