Intradialytic hyperalimentation as adjuvant support in pregnant hemodialysis patients: Case report and review of the literature

Delphine Tuot, Suzanne Gibson, Aaron Caughey, Lynda A. Frassetto

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Fetal outcomes
  • Intradialytic parenteral nutrition
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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