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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 257-260
Successful pregnancy in a patient with hemodialysis in Iraq

Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Specialized Surgical Hospital, Baghdad Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Kais Hasan Abd
Dept. of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation, Specialized Surgical Hospital, Baghdad Medical City, Baghdad
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PMID: 17496405

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An 18-year-old woman patient was discovered to have severe anemia and advanced renal failure during a routine prenatal follow-up at her 6th week of gestation. During the first few weeks of therapy, the hemodialysis frequency was increased gradually, and Erythropoietin was administered with intravenous iron therapy to keep the patient's hemoglobin above 115 gm/L. Blood pressure rose was controlled by alpha methyldopa. Obstetric follow-up consisted of monitoring the fetal activity and growth, placental maturity, and umbilical artery perfusion. On the 32nd week of gestation, the patient had a normal vaginal delivery of live female weighing 2,100 gm. the patient had a completely uneventful postpartum course, and the newborn baby was well. In conclusion, our index case illustrates that intensified dialysis regimens and attentive medical care results in a successful outcome of pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis.

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