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- American College of Physicians
Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient provides primary care physicians with the practical knowledge needed to approach medically complicated pregnant patients. Key topics include preparing for pregnancy, obstetric monitoring, hypertension, renal disease, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, rheumatic disorders, gastrointestinal and liver disease, cancer, nervous system disorders, infectious diseases, diseases of the skin, and postpartum disorders. Chapters generally begin with a table of normal values for diagnostic tests that reflect the physiologic changes of pregnancy and conclude with a drug table for use in a clinical context when one of the medications listed is indicated. This NEW edition of Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient is a result of a collaborative effort between editors and authors from different backgrounds, one that reflects the true interdisciplinary nature of obstetric medicine. Physicians managing medical illness in pregnant patients can be faced with additional difficulties. Motivated by a desire to serve both the pregnant woman and her unborn child, the physician may hesitate in treating the illness. In its depth, diversity, and topicality, Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient provides primary care physicians with a new understanding of medical illness in pregnancy.