Preterm birth and/or factors that lead to preterm delivery: effects on the neonatal kidney

Ryan, Danica, and Black, Mary Jane (2015) Preterm birth and/or factors that lead to preterm delivery: effects on the neonatal kidney. Journal of Neonatal Biology, 4 (1). pp. 93-104.

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Preterm birth (defined as birth prior to 37 completed weeks of gestation), occurs in approximately 10% of all births and is one of the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preterm infants are born at a time when kidney development is still ongoing, and consequently can lead to renal impairment (in both the short-term and long-term), as well as severe glomerular abnormalities in some preterm infants. Since the glomerular abnormalities are not present in all preterm kidneys, this suggests that it is not preterm birth per se that leads to the glomerular abnormalities but may relate to factors associated with the etiology of the premature delivery, or factors in neonatal care. In this review, we provide an overview of what is currently known of how prenatal and postnatal factors can potentially impact on the immature kidneys of infants born preterm.

Item ID: 65382
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 2167-0897
Keywords: Preterm birth, Intrauterine growth restriction, Nephrogenesis, Kidney, Neonatal care
Copyright Information: © 2015 Ryan D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 05:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111401 Foetal Development and Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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