Pregnancy outcomes in 10 female pancreas-kidney recipients.
Female recipients of pancreas-kidney transplants may have an increased chance for pregnancy, because transplantation often restores fertility. Data on pregnancy after pancreas-kidney transplantation were analyzed by the National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry at US transplant centers. Ten recipients who were on cyclosporine-based immunosuppression were studied. A total of 15 pregnancies had resulted, of which 12 were live births. Among the 12 newborns, prematurity and low birth weight occurred in 75% and 83% of the cases, respectively. Three had complications associated with prematurity. Two thirds of the infants were delivered by cesarean section. All children are developing well with no apparent residual problems. During pregnancy, hypertension and urinary tract infections occurred frequently among recipients. Two recipients had three subsequent graft losses within 2 years of giving birth; however, both were successfully retransplanted. Successful pregnancy is possible for female pancreas-kidney recipients.
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McGrory, C. H., Radomski, J. S., Moritz, M. J., & Armenti, V. T. (1998). Pregnancy outcomes in 10 female pancreas-kidney recipients. Journal of transplant coordination : official publication of the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), 8(1), 55–59. https://doi.org/10.7182/prtr.1.8.1.w3128326211737k1
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery