Pregnancy after living kidney donation, a systematic review of the available evidence and a review of the current guidance

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"Pregnancy after living kidney donation, a systematic review of the available evidence and a review of the current guidance"
(Am J Transplant. 2022 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/ajt.17122.)

In this article:
Understanding and communicating the risk of pregnancy complications post-living kidney donation is imperative as the majority of living kidney donors (LKD) are women of childbearing age. [The authors] aimed to identify all original research articles examining complications in post-donation pregnancies and compared the quality and consistency of related guidelines... [The authors found that] while the absolute risk of pregnancy complications remains low post-donation, a concerted effort is required to better identify and individualize risk in these women, such that consent to donation is truly informed.

- Maria Pippias, BSc, MBChB, PhD • Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
- Laura Skinner, BSc, MBChB • Bristol Medical School: Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

- Krista Lentine, MD, PhD, FAST • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- Ana Rossi, MD, MPH, FAST • Piedmont Transplant Institute, Atlanta, GA

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