January 24, 2015

Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia in Living Kidney Donors

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This retrospective cohort study of living donors matched to healthy nondonors in Ontario, Canada showed that young women who donated a kidney were more likely to suffer from gestational hypertension or preeclampsia (OR for donors 2.4).  There were no significant differences with respect to preterm birth or low birth weight.

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