Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice

5th Edition

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  • Warwick D Ngan Kee
  • Yaakov Beilin
  • Jill Mhyre
  • Key Features

    • Emphasizes the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs to ensure the application of modern principles of care.
    • Delivers contributions from many leaders in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine from all over the world.
    • Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
    • Presents key point summaries in each chapter for quick, convenient reference.

    Table of Contents

    Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia, 5E


    Part 1 Introduction

    1. The History of Obstetric Anesthesia

    Part 2 Maternal and Fetal Physiology

    2. Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy

    3. Uteroplacental Blood Flow

    4. The Placenta: Anatomy, Physiology, and Transfer of Drugs

    5. Fetal Physiology

    Part 3 Fetal and Neonatal Assessment and Therapy

    6. Antepartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy

    7. Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery and Other Intrauterine Procedures

    8. Intrapartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy

    9. Neonatal Assessment and Resuscitation

    10. Fetal and Neonatal Neurologic Injury

    Part 4 Foundations in Obstetric Anesthesia

    11. Patient Safety and Team Training

    David J. Birnbach and Eduardo Salas

    12. Spinal, Epidural and Caudal Anesthesia: Anatomy, Physiology, and Technique

    Naveen Nathan and Cynthia Wong

    13. Local Anesthetics and Opioids

    Brenda A. Bucklin and Alan C. Santos

    Part 5 Anesthesia Before and During Delivery

    14. Pharmacology and Nonanesthetic Drugs during Pregnancy and Lactation

    15. In Vitro Fertilization and Other Assisted Reproductive Technology

    16. Problems of Early Pregnancy

    17. Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

    Part 6 Labor and Vaginal Delivery

    18. Obstetric Management of Labor and Vaginal Delivery

    19. Trial of Labor and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery

    20. The Pain of Childbirth and Its Effect on the Mother and the Fetus

    21. Childbirth Preparation and Nonpharmacologic Analgesia

    22. Systemic Analgesia:


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