Intradialytic hyperalimentation as adjuvant support in pregnant hemodialysis patients: case report and review of the literature
- Author(s): Tuot, Delphine
- Gibson, Suzanne
- Caughey, Aaron B.
- Frassetto, Lynda A.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-009-9671-5
Pregnancy in chronic dialysis patients is unusual and associated with many complications. Infants are often born both prematurely and small for gestational age. We report a case of a 36-year-old diabetic hemodialysis patient G4P3 who had prolonged hyperemesis gravidarum, for whom intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) was started at week 14 and continued throughout her pregnancy. She delivered a 3.5-kg baby girl at the 36th week of gestation by cesarean section. We discuss the use of IDPN as adjunct therapy for pregnant dialysis patients.