• Daily cannabis use during pregnancy associated with delayed fetal growth

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors.
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  • The Effect of Preterm Birth on Renal Development and Renal Health Outcome

    4 days ago - By AAP Publications

    Preterm birth is associated with adverse renal health outcomes including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and an increased rate of progression to end-stage renal failure. This review explores the antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal factors that affect the functional nephron mass of an individual and contribute to long-term kidney outcome. Health-care professionals have opportunities to increase their awareness of the risks to kidney health in this population. Optimizing maternal health around the time of conception and during pregnancy, providing kidney-focused supportive care in the...
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