Maternal Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443101298

Maternal Medicine

1st Edition

Medical Problems in Pregnancy

Authors: Ian Greer Catherine Nelson-Piercy Barry Walters
Print ISBN: 9780443101298
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 2nd July 2007
Page Count: 400


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.

Key Features

  • 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

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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About the Author

Ian Greer

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean and Professor of Obstetric Medicine, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK

Catherine Nelson-Piercy

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetric Physician, Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, UK

Barry Walters

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetric Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Clinical Associate Professor