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of 'Maternal adaptations to pregnancy: Renal and urinary tract physiology'

Gestational diabetes insipidus: a review of an underdiagnosed condition.
Aleksandrov N, Audibert F, Bedard MJ, Mahone M, Goffinet F, Kadoch IJ
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010;32(3):225.
OBJECTIVE: To review the etiology, diagnosis, and management of diabetes insipidus during pregnancy.
DATA SOURCES: A search of the literature was performed in PubMed using key word searching and citation snowballing to identify articles published in English between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 2008, on the subject of diabetes insipidus during pregnancy. Once the articles were identified, a thorough review of all results was conducted. Results and conclusions were compiled and summarized.
STUDY SELECTION: We reviewed 50 studies selected using the following key words: diabetes insipidus, pregnancy, arginine vasopressin, vasopressinase.
CONCLUSION: Gestational diabetes insipidus is underdiagnosed because polyuria is often considered normal during pregnancy. Clinicians caring for pregnant women should consider screening for gestational diabetes insipidus, because it could be associated with serious underlying pathology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Montreal, Montreal QC.