Maternal Medicine

Maternal Medicine

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Elsevier Health Sciences

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Maternal Medicine

A major new textbook on medical disorders and medical complications in pregnancy, which will provide and authoritative and practical guide to the management of these potentially life-threatening conditions. Written in a consistent, accessible style, the book will discuss each medical problem at all stages - from pre-pregnancy through the post-partum period - and will provide a stage-by-stage management plan for each condition. Arranged in chapters primarily by system (e.g. cardiovascular, renal etc.), each chapter will begin with a review of important background information on the physiology and pathology of the system as it relates to pregnancy and will then move on to consider individual medical problems, such as hypertension, cariomyopathies, etc. The book's scope will also include 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 Australia
• Takes a modern, problem-based approach to the subject
• Emphasis is on 'what to do', using a consistent, stage-by-stage approach to management for each condition
• Provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying physiology and pathology of medical problems for each systemic group of conditions
• Related topics are also covered, including pre-pregnancy counselling, fetal assessment, anaesthesia, and problems of the neonate

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443101298
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 0.78(w) x 7.44(h) x 9.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. Maternal mortality: the global picture
2. Cardiac disease in pregnancy
3. Hypertension in pregnancy
4. Renal disorders
5. Endocrine and metabolic disorders
6. Pulmonary disease in pregnancy
7. Haematological disorders
8. Thrombosis and haemostasis
9. Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders
10. Connective tissue diseases
11. Malignant disease in pregnancy
12. Infections in pregnancy
13. HIV and pregnancy
14. Neurological disease in pregnancy
15. Dermatological disease in pregnancy
16. Drug misuse in pregnancy
17. Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period
18. Anaesthesia and critical illness in pregnancy
19. The neonate and maternal medical complications
20. Fetal assessment of the patient with medical complications: ultrasound and biophysical monitoring
21. The effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields in pregnancy
22. Laboratory values in normal pregnancy

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