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Obstetric Medicine has a distinguished legacy as the first major American textbook published specifically to address complications of pregnancy. Its first edition, Medical, Surgical and Gynecologic Complications of Pregnancy (1960), was a bellwether that focused attention on what were then nascent interfaces emerging among medicine, surgery, and obstetrics. The 6th edition concentrates on practical issues of clinical management and addresses both common and uncommon medical and surgical problems encountered during pregnancy.
The 6th edition has been renamed Obstetric Medicine: Management of Medical Disorders in Pregnancy. The change reflects the book’s content more accurately and acknowledges the evolution of an emerging special interest domain. Increasingly, physicians are caring for pregnant women with acute and chronic medical conditions that require complex assessment and sophisticated care. Obstetric Medicine will help the practitioner clarify and organize some of the intricacies of such cases.
The editors – an obstetrician with a longstanding interest in the management of surgical and medical complications of pregnancy and an internist-nephrologist with extensive experience in the management of medical diseases during gestation – assembled a group of contributors with an exceptionally broad range of backgrounds and interests. The goal was to create a source of information that would help in the care of women, even those with medical conditions that might challenge the most talented and experienced physicians, to have healthier pregnancies and babies.
• Chapters addressing management of trauma, burns, liver disease, and obesity in the pregnant patient.
• Comprehensive coverage of common as well as uncommon conditions encountered during pregnancy.
• Use of logic trees and inclusion of a brief list of clinical “pearls” at the end of each chapter.
SECTION I: PRECONCEPTION AND PRENATAL ISSUES
Preconception and Prenatal Care
Environmental and Occupational Hazards
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
SECTION II: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
Psychosocial and Psychiatric Issues
Ethical Dimensions of Obstetric Medicine
SECTION III: CARDIOPULMONARY DISORDERS
Venous Disease and Thromboembolism
SECTION IV: GENITOURINARY DISORDERS
Renal Function and Disease
SECTION V: GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Biliary Tract Disease
SECTION VI: HEMATOPOIETIC DISORDERS
Disorders of Hemostasis
SECTION VII: ENDOCRINE DISORDERS
Calcium and Parathyroid Disorders
SECTION VIII: NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
SECTION IX: HEAD AND NECK DISORDERS
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
SECTION X: MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS
SECTION XI: MALIGNANT DISEASES
SECTION XII: INTEGUMENTAL DISORDERS
SECTION XIII: INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Common Viral Infections
A Syndromic Approach to Uncommon Infections
Antibiotic Use in Pregnancy
SECTION XIV: SURGERY AND CRITICAL CARE
Principles of Critical Care
Anesthesia: Principles and Techniques
Women with Disabilities
Clinical Laboratory Referent Values