Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 25, 2008 - Medical - 1300 pages
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In your practice, you require advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on the mother and fetus. With both basic science and clinical information, six new chapters, and an updated color design, you need look no further than the 6th edition of this long-time best seller.
Completely revised and updated, this popular reference now is a complete online resource thanks to the added functionality of Expert Consult -
  • Includes both basic science and clinical information to give you comprehensive knowledge of the biology of pregnancy.
  • Acts as an excellent resource for OB/GYNs studying for their Maternal-Fetal Medicine boards - and for practitioners who need quick access to practical information.
  • Features a companion website at with fully searchable text.
  • Provides an updated and focused reference list to keep you up to date on the standards of care in maternal-fetal medicine today.
  • Keeps you current with a new section: Disorders at the Maternal-Fetal Interface...and 6 new chapters: Biology of Parturition, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Intrapartum Assessment of Fetal Health, Pathogenesis of Pre-term Birth, Maternal and Fetal Infectious Disorders, and Benign Gynecological Conditions of Pregnancy.
  • Features over 50% new authorship with increased focus on international perspectives.
  • Includes the following hot topics in Maternal-Fetal Medicine:
    o Biology of Parturition
    o Fetal Growth
    o Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnosis
    o Fetal Cardiac Malformations and Arrhythmias
    o Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy
    o Management of Depression and Psychoses during Pregnancy and the Puerperium
  • Focuses on evidence based medicine, the current best practice in MFM for diagnosing and treating high risk pregnancies.
  • Includes new illustrations and an updated, color design.

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Basic Genetics and Patterns
Normal Early Development
Amniotic Fluid Dynamics
Multiple Gestation The Biology
Biologyof Parturition
Maternal Nutrition
Developmental Origins of Health
Embryonic andFetal Demise Chapter 34 Intrauterine Growth Restriction Chapter 35 PregnancyRelated Hypertension
Clinical AspectsofNormal and Abnormal Labor Chapter 37 Placenta Previa Placenta Accreta
Maternal andFetal Infections Chapter 39Cardiac Diseases
Coagulation Disorders in Pregnancy
Thromboembolic Disease

Fetal Cardiovascular Physiology
Behavioral StateActivityand Fetal
Placental Respiratory Gas Exchange
and FetalOxygenation
EvidenceBased Practice in Perinatal
Teratogenesis and Environmental
Assessment of Fetal Health
Intrapartum FetalSurveillance
Assessment and Induction of Fetal
Invasive Fetal Therapy
Multiple GestationClinical
Hemolytic Diseaseof the Fetus
Nonimmune Hydrops
Preterm Labor and Birth
Cervical Insufficiency
Premature Rupture of the Membranes
Postterm Pregnancy
Anemia andPregnancy Chapter 43 Malignancy and Pregnancy Chapter 44 Renal Disorders
Respiratory Diseases in Pregnancy
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy
Other Endocrine Disorders of Pregnancy
Gastrointestinal Disease in Pregnancy
Diseases of the Liver Biliary System and Pancreas
Pregnancy andRheumaticDiseases
Neurologic Disorders
Management of Depression and Psychoses in Pregnancy and the Puerperium Chapter 54The Skin andPregnancy Chapter 55Benign Gynecologic Con...
Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital
Anesthetic Considerations
Intensive Care Monitoring ofthe Critically Ill Pregnant Patient

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About the author (2008)

Thomas Moore was a monk in a Catholic religious order for twelve years and has degrees in theology, musicology, and philosophy. A former professor of psychology, he is the author of Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, The Education of the Heart, The Soul of Sex, and Original Self. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

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