Maternal Medicine

Medical Problems in Pregnancy


  • Ian Greer, MD, FRCP(Glas), FRCPE, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCOG, FRCOG, FMedSci, Dean and Professor of Obstetric Medicine, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK
  • Catherine Nelson-Piercy, MA FRCP, Consultant Obstetric Physician, Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, UK
  • Barry Walters, FRACP, FRANZCOG, Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetric Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Clinical Associate Professor

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.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10129-8

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