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Maternal Medicine

Medical Problems in Pregnancy

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.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: July 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10129-8


  • 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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