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Kidney stones linked to gestational complications

Kidney stones linked to gestational complications
December 6, 2017

Gestational dysglycemia and hypertension occurred more often in women with a history of nephrolithiasis in study results presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week.

“Recent research has shown that women who form kidney stones are at increased risk for certain chronic diseases such as diabetes and high BP,” Jessica Sheehan Tangren, MD, research fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, told Healio Family Medicine. “We were interested in assessing if women who form kidney stones prior to pregnancy are at increased risk for developing gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension, including preeclampsia.”

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