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Clin Nutr. 2003 Apr;22(2):205-7.

Nutritional intervention in a hemodialysis pregnant woman: a case report.

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Physiology-Nutrition Section, Department of Neuroscience, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.


Pregnancy in dialysis patients is a rare occurrence. When pregnancy does occur, the risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth and neonatal complications, such as prematurity and growth retardation, are fairly high. The authors describe their experience in the follow-up of a patient with chronic renal failure who became pregnant during regular dialysis treatment and followed nutritional care. The outcomes were successful and she gave birth to a healthy baby. It is emphasized that special dedication to the nutritional control enabled a good outcome of the pregnancy. The importance of the nutritionist intervention in the follow-up of dialysis patients with the integration of a multidisciplinary staff is stressed.

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