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Kidney Diseases and Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Improving Care by Involving Nephrology, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Urology, Diabetology, Bioethics, and Internal Medicine

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Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, 10100 Torino, Italy
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Nephrologie CH Le Mans, 72000 Le Mans, France
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Obstetrics, Department of Surgery, University of Torino, 10100 Torino, Italy
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Nephrology, Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, 09100 Cagliari, Italy
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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(6), 135; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7060135
Received: 25 May 2018 / Accepted: 25 May 2018 / Published: 4 June 2018
This multidisciplinary series is aimed at offering readers many opportunities to appreciate how a clinical and ethical approach to pregnancy has changed in patients with kidney diseases and with related conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, and immunologic diseases. Furthermore, this series aims to focus on the fact that many issues remain unreslved, that there are enormous gaps in knowledge, and that the bioethical approach needs to integrated in the clinical practice, which would allow for a deeper appreciation of different cultural and religious backgrounds. Much still needs to be done to allow women suffering from all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with predisposed conditions, so that they may experience safe pregnancies, starting from an increased awareness of the importance of CKD, even in its early stages, to the detection of risk factors. Women who have experienced preeclampsia or acute kidney injury in pregnancy need to have follow-up checks. The role of urinary infections, kidney stones, and urinary malformations is not fully acknowledged, nor have univocal control schedules and treatment schemas yet been defined for the different kidney diseases. In this regard, the fight for equitable treatment for all women with acute or chronic kidney disease in pregnancy and for the widespread prevention of adverse pregnancy-related and long-term outcomes is ultimately a battle for equitable healthcare. View Full-Text
Keywords: Kidney diseases; pregnancy; multidisciplinary approach; nephrology; obstetrics; neonatology; urology; diabetology; bioethics Kidney diseases; pregnancy; multidisciplinary approach; nephrology; obstetrics; neonatology; urology; diabetology; bioethics
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Piccoli, G.B.; Attini, R.; Cabiddu, G. Kidney Diseases and Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Improving Care by Involving Nephrology, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Urology, Diabetology, Bioethics, and Internal Medicine. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 135.

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