Obstetric problems in diabetic pregnancy - The role of fetal hypoxia.

@article{Teramo2010ObstetricPI,
  title={Obstetric problems in diabetic pregnancy - The role of fetal hypoxia.},
  author={Kari Atle Teramo},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={663-71}
}
Perinatal mortality has not decreased over the last two decades in pregestational diabetic pregnancies. Stillbirth rate is 4-6 times and neonatal mortality 2-4 times higher in diabetic than in non-diabetic pregnancies despite modern electronic fetal surveillance methods. Majority of late stillbirths are "unexplained", many of which are presumably caused by fetal hypoxia. Both experimental and clinical studies have shown that fetal hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinaemia can independently cause… CONTINUE READING

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