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pregnancy and renal disease

Gestational Diabetes Insipidus

Changes in the regulation of serum osmolarity is just one of the many chances that occurs during the normal physiologic response to pregnancy.  Beginning with the first trimester, the plasma osmolarity level, serum Na, and osmolarity thresholds for…

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Immunosuppressant Drugs in Pregnancy

Is something missing in your life?  Is it the opportunity to take multiple-choice exams?  If so, check out this 10-question ASN-sponsored practice test designed to prepare Nephrology Fellows to be ready for the upcoming Nephrology Boards in November….

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Pre-Eclampsia & HELLP!

The pre-eclampsia story (which I have mentioned previously on this blog) is one of the triumphs of basic nephrology research over the past few years, and apparently the folks at the ASN thought so as well, as Dr….

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Treating Lupus Nephritis During Pregnancy

It is somewhat controversial whether or not pregnant women with lupus experience flares more frequently than their non-pregnant counterparts.  Regardless, however, the issue of a lupus flare in a pregnant patient is not uncommon, especially considering that the…

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sFlt-1 & Pre-eclampsia

One of the most exciting new advances in the field of pre-eclampsia has been the relatively recent discovery of the role of sFlt-1 in pre-eclampsia. sFlt-1 (which stands for “soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase) is a circulating protein which…

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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

I saw my 2nd case this year of renal effects of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). OHSS is a complication of in vitro fertilization therapy, in which pharmacologic doses of gonadotropin therapy can lead to enlarged ovaries filled with…

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