Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--8

The prevalence of pregnancy-related acute renal failure in Asia: A systematic review


Zynab Karimi, Leila Malekmakan, Maryam Farshadi 
 Shiraz Nephro-Urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Leila Malekmakan
Shiraz Nephro-Urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz
Iran

Acute renal failure (ARF) is a major complication during pregnancy and is associated with high mortality rate in developing countries. The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of pregnancy-related ARF in Asia. This study is a systematic review Google Scholar, PubMed, and Medline databases were searched for all papers in English on pregnancy related ARF (PR-ARF) in Asian countries that were published between 2010 and 2015 were reviewed. Of all the articles published in that period, 19 were selected - 17 were original articles and two were cases reports. We gathered information on the prevalence of PR-ARF, parity, duration of pregnancy when PR-ARF developed, etiology of PR-ARF, common clinical symptoms, and laboratory findings in PR-ARF.


How to cite this article:
Karimi Z, Malekmakan L, Farshadi M. The prevalence of pregnancy-related acute renal failure in Asia: A systematic review.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2017;28:1-8


How to cite this URL:
Karimi Z, Malekmakan L, Farshadi M. The prevalence of pregnancy-related acute renal failure in Asia: A systematic review. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Mar 30 ];28:1-8
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