Pre-gestational maternal body mass index predicts an increased risk of congenital malformations in infants of mothers with gestational diabetes.

@article{Martinezfrias2005PregestationalMB,
  title={Pre-gestational maternal body mass index predicts an increased risk of congenital malformations in infants of mothers with gestational diabetes.},
  author={M L Martinez-frias and Juan P Fr{\'i}as and E. Bermejo and Elvira Rodr{\'i}guez-Pinilla and L. Prieto and Jaime Luis Fr{\'i}as},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={775-81}
}
AIMS The aim of the present study was to identify characteristics in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) that could be predictive of congenital malformations in their infants. METHODS Using data from the Spanish Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations (ECEMC), a hospital-based case-control study and surveillance system, we assessed the relationship between a number of maternal variables, including pre-gestational body mass index (BMI), and specific congenital… CONTINUE READING
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