Maternal Medicine: Medical Problems in Pregnancy

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 367 pages
This is a major new textbook on medical disorders and medical complications in pregnancy, which provides an authoritative and practical guide to the management of these potentially life-threatening conditions. Written in a consistent, accessible style, the book discusses each medical problem at all stages - from pre-pregnancy through the post-partum period - and provides a stage-by-stage management plan for each condition. Organized by systems, each chapter begins with a review of important background information on the physiology and pathology of the system as it relates to pregnancy and then moves on to consider individual medical problems, such as hypertension, cariomyopathies, etc. The book's scope also includes the management of the acutely ill patient, pre-pregnancy counselling, anaesthesia, effects on the neonate, and the long-term implications of medical complications.

Written by a team of expert contributors from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, under the editorship of 2 leading experts from the UK and AustraliaTakes a modern, problem-based approach to the subjectEmphasis is on 'what to do', using a consistent, stage-by-stage approach to management for each conditionProvides a comprehensive overview of the underlying physiology and pathology of medical problems for each systemic group of conditionsRelated topics are also covered, including pre-pregnancy counselling, fetal assessment, anaesthesia, and problems of the neonate
 

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Contents

the global picture
4
Maternal mortality in the developing world
7
Cardiac disease in pregnancy
14
INTRODUCTION today and in some parts of the world it is getting
20
Hypertension in pregnancy
40
Renal disorders
53
Endocrine and metabolic disorders
70
Pulmonary disease in pregnancy
102
Malignant disease in pregnancy
206
Infections in pregnancy
217
HIV and pregnancy
236
Neurological disease in pregnancy
250
Dermatological disease in pregnancy
264
Drug misuse in pregnancy
278
Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and
288
Anesthesia and critical illness
303

Hematological disorders
134
Thrombosis and hemostasis
146
Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders
171
Connective tissue diseases
191
Every minute of every day every day of every year Globally more than half a million women
200
Fetal assessment in the patient with medical
335
Effects of ionizing and nonionizing
351
Laboratory values in normal pregnancy
359
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