Confidently diagnose and treat common pregnancy complications with this unique
Maternal Medicine is point-of-care reference designed to help you effectively treat conditions that often coexist with pregnancy. Focusing primarily on diagnosis and management with the goal of limiting complications early, the chapters focus on specific conditions rather than organ systems.
This practical guide is designed to impart important relevant information that enables you to deliver patient care based on recommendations provided by experts in each field and grounded in the latest clinical evidence (when available).
The authors have carefully selected topics that reflect conditions most often encountered in clinical practice. Coverage of each topic includes antepartum, intra-partum, and post-partum management, enabling you to deliver complete, uninterrupted patient care. You will find all the data you need in one convenient reference, including tables, tips, medication dosages, contraindications, lab values, diagnostic criteria, management algorithms, and levels of evidence.
5. Congestive heart failure
6. Myocardial infarction
8. Structural heart disease
9. Pneumonia and tuberculosis
11. Pulmonary hypertension
12. Chronic hypertension
13. Pulmonary edema
14. Diabetes and keto-acidosis
15. Thyroid disease
16. Acute kidney injury
17. Chronic kidney disease
22. Gastro intestinal bleeding (upper, lower)
23. Nausea, vomiting and reflux
25. Peripheral neuromuscular diseases (Guillain Barre, myasthenia gravis)
26. Depression and psychosis
29. Breast cancer
30. Other cancers
31. Deep venous thromobosis, pulmonary embolism
32. DIC and blood products
33. Severe sepsis
34. Pruritus (Including PUPPPs and intrahepatic cholestasis)
35. Diagnostic imaging during pregnancy
Luis D. Pacheco, MD is Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology
and Anesthesiology, Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Surgical Critical
Care, Director of Project # Obstetrical Patient Safety, and Director of Residency
Education Program in Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University of Texas Medical
Branch, Galveston, Texas.
George R. Saade, MD is Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair, Professor of ObGyn and Cell Biology, Chief of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Director of Perinatal Research Division, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
Gary D.V. Hankins, MD is Professor and Chairman, Garland D. Anderson, MD Distinguished University Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.