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These messages will display in edit mode only. UC research explores factors tied to pregnancy rates in women on dialysis

UC nephrology researcher Dr. Silvi Shah examines racial and ethnic differences in pregnant women on dialysis

Pregnancy is not common in women on dialysis due to impaired fertility. A new study from UC finds that among patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), there are racial disparities as to who is more likely to become pregnant. Native American, Hispanic and black women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy than white women.

The research, by Silvi Shah MD, which was featured in, shows for the first time that pregnancy rates in women with ESKD on dialysis are higher than in previous reports.

Women smiles looking at the camera

Dr. Silvi Shah in the CARE/Crawley Building

Shah's research was also published in