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Changing Dialysis Modality during Pregnancy: A Case Report.

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Summary of "Changing Dialysis Modality during Pregnancy: A Case Report."

Pregnancy in patients with end-stage renal disease is rare, with a paucity of management guidelines in the literature. Various hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) protocols have been used to successfully manage pregnancy in this population; however, there is a growing body of evidence that the best maternal and fetal outcomes are associated with intensified, high-dose HD. The optimal timing of transition from PD to HD is not known for prevalent PD patients who become pregnant. We report the case of a 32-year-old aboriginal female who became pregnant while being treated with chronic PD. She was converted to intensive HD early in the second trimester and underwent a planned caesarian section at 36 weeks with excellent outcomes for mother and child.

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Name: Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
ISSN: 1718-4304
Pages: 456-458

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