JAMES M. MOSS, M.D.; H. B. MULHOLLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
For many years it has been realized that pregnancies in diabetic women are associated with complications which lead to a high fetal mortality rate.1 The most important abnormalities are intrauterine death of the fetus, neonatal deaths and spontaneous abortion. Of lesser significance are large size of the fetus, preëclamptic toxemia, prematurity, breech presentation, polyhydramnios, uterine inertia, and an increased incidence of congenital defects. Because of these abnormalities, the fetal mortality rate varies from 30 to 60 per cent. The larger figure is obtained if the spontaneous abortions of early pregnancy are included; the smaller figure is obtained
MOSS JM, MULHOLLAND HB. DIABETES AND PREGNANCY: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PREDIABETIC STATE(DIABETES AND PREGNANCY: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PREDIABETIC STATE*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:678–691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-678
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):678-691.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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