Kidney disease and pregnancy: a new era?

Published on September 26, 2018   41 min

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My name's Kate Bramham. I'm a consultant nephrologist at King's College Hospital and I'd like to talk about "Kidney Disease and Pregnancy: a New Era". I have no disclosures.
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So the objectives of the talk today are to get
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a better understanding of how we use pre-pregnancy counseling in women who got chronic kidney disease and an important part of that counseling process is to be able to assess their fertility and we're also going to talk about how we can optimize pregnancy outcomes for women with chronic kidney disease, and also briefly right at the end of the talk just to touch upon some of the drugs that we use in pregnancy because they often cause a lot of anxiety for healthcare professionals. So, there's been a dramatic change in the management of
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patients who have chronic kidney disease and particularly with their attitude towards pregnancy. And historically a lot of women have been told that they shouldn't conceive because of the likely poor outcome for their offspring but also because of the risk of progression of their kidney disease. Unfortunately, that didactic practice that happened in the past has caused a lot of harm to our women's perception of their approach to pregnancy and I think that now things are starting to change certainly in the modern day. This is a very helpful review of 16 studies that was published
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