Uric Acid and Preeclampsia

What does overproduction of uric acid mean with regards to preeclampsia? ... read more »

Fetal Hydronephrosis

Possible causes of fetal Hydronephrosis. ... read more »

Pyelectasis of the Fetus in Pregnancy

A pyelectasis is a dilatation of part of the kidney. At 21 weeks, the renal pelvis can often not be seen separately from the kidney. ... read more »

Umbilical Cord Information

The umbilical cord is a narrow, tube-like structure that connects the developing baby (also referred to, in medical terms, as the fetus) to the placenta and transports blood and nutrients between the fetus and the placenta. ... read more »

Dialysis During Pregnancy Almost Doubles Live Birth Rate

A new study offers hope for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients yearning for motherhood. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

Not only do women have to worry about preeclampsia during pregnancy, the effects of increased blood pressure during pregnancy may last for years. ... read more »

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) During Pregnancy

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is the rate in which blood moves through miniscule kidney filters. The test is ordered as part of a kidney series to gauge kidney health. ... read more »

Creatinine (Plasma, Serum) During Pregnancy

Creatinine is responsible for breaking down creatine, which is used by the muscle for growth and recovery. The creatinine blood test does is used to assess kidney health. ... read more »

Acute Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy

Pyelonephritis is an ascending urinary tract infection that may reach the kidney. Severe cases of the infection may lead to pus surrounding the kidney, kidney failure or death. In a pregnancy setting, any infection poses a risk to fetal and maternal health. ... read more »

Preeclampsia + Kidney Failure = Double Trouble?

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related form of hypertension that occurs in fewer than 9 percent of all pregnancies worldwide. The ratio may seem small but the dangers to mother and child are quite serious. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Kidney Disease in Offspring

The work of a team of researchers revealed a link between the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and certain maternal conditions experienced before or during pregnancy. ... read more »

Renal Function Impaired in Small for Gestational Age Infants

Complications occur more often in infants born small for gestational age (SGA). Some complications require minimal medical intervention, while others could be cause for extreme concern. ... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy - Maternal

Maternal causes of a high-risk pregnancy ... read more »

Lung Liver and Kidney Problems and Pregnancy

Millions of people across the world suffer from kidney disease, lung disease or liver disease. When pregnancy occurs in a woman who is suffering from one of these diseases, the pregnancy is a high risk to both mom and baby and specialized care will be needed in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Dialysis During Pregnancy

In the last ten years or so, some of my students developed lupus, which they inherited from their parents. So far both students have non-active lupus which doesn’t usually affect their kidneys. ... read more »

Will Hypertensive Medication Make Your Baby Smarter?

While visiting my mom for the holidays last week, she was telling me stories about her pregnancy when I was still in the womb. Overall, she had a very normal experience, but one part of her story really caught my attention. ... read more »