Obstetric nephrology: renal hemodynamic and metabolic physiology in normal pregnancy.

@article{Odutayo2012ObstetricNR,
  title={Obstetric nephrology: renal hemodynamic and metabolic physiology in normal pregnancy.},
  author={Ayodele A Odutayo and Michelle A. Hladunewich},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 12},
  pages={2073-80}
}
Glomerular hyperfiltration, altered tubular function, and shifts in electrolyte-fluid balance are among the hallmark renal physiologic changes that characterize a healthy pregnancy. These adjustments are not only critical to maternal and fetal well being, but also provide the clinical context for identifying gestational aberrations in renal function and electrolyte composition. Systemic vasodilation characterizes early gestation and produces increments in renal plasma flow and GFR, the latter… CONTINUE READING