Handbook of Obstetric Medicine

Handbook of Obstetric Medicine


By (author) Catherine Nelson-Piercy

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  • Publisher: Informa Healthcare
  • Format: Paperback | 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 28mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1841847372
  • ISBN 13: 9781841847375
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 31,872

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The management of the pregnant woman with a medical problem presents the clinician with particular problems. An understanding of how a medical disease affects pregnancy and how any pre-existing medical condition is affected by pregnancy is required. In addition the clinician must take into account the second patient - the fetus - and be aware of how drug therapy and management strategies may influence fetal well-being. With tables, bullet points and boxes of key points, this text deals with the most common and serious medical conditions encountered in pregnancy, with a chapter for each system including heart disease, hypertension, thromboembolism, diabetes, skin problems, and gastrointestinal disease. With substantially updated chapters, this text is mainly in handy note form and concentrates on the differential diagnosis of common symptoms, signs and biochemical abnormalities encountered in pregnancy.

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Table of contents

SYSTEMS. Hypertension and pre-eclampsia. Heart Disease. Thromboembolic disease. Respiratory disease. Diabetes mellitus. Thyroid and parathyroid disease. Pituitary and adrenal disease. Connective tissue disease. Neurological problems. Renal disease. Liver disease. Gastrointestinal disease. Skin disease. Haematological problems. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other infectious diseases. Appendix 1: Drugs to avoid in pregnancy. Appendix 2: Normal laboratory values in pregnancy / non-pregnancy. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN PREGNANCY. Breathlessness. Palpitations. Chest pain. Heart murmur. Hypertension. Abnormal thyroid function tests. Headache. Seizures. Dizziness. Collapse. Numbness. Proteinuria. Abnormal renal function. Pruritus. Jaundice / abnormal liver function. Vomiting. Abdominal pain.