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  • Megan Vogias, MA Ed

Study links maternal comorbidities to kidney risks in offspring

A study published in JAMA Network Open found that maternal comorbidities, including preeclampsia, diabetes, obesity, and maternal hypertension, were associated with increased risks for poor kidney function in offspring, highlighting that maternal preeclampsia was associated with an increase of high creatinine and urea concentrations in newborns. Findings were based on umbilical cord blood samples and venous blood samples of 12,938 infants.

Full Story: Contemporary Pediatrics (11/23)

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