• Has unusual medical conditions organized by body system for ease of reference • All references have been updated to include new information published after 1996 and important internet web sites are also cited
Preface; Part I. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders: 1. Structural heart disease in pregnant women Brendan Carvalho and Ethan Jackson; 2. Disorders of cardiac conduction Jean E. Swenerton, Ravishankar Agaram and Victor F. Huckell; 3. Vascular diseases David R. Gambling; 4. Respiratory disorders in pregnancy John Philip and Shiv K. Sharma; Part II. Musculo-skeletal Disorders: 5. Myopathies Chantal Crochetiere; 6. Parturients of short stature Andrea Fuller, Sheila E. Cohen and Emily F. Ratner; 7. Disorders of the vertebral column Edward T. Crosby; 8. Miscellaneous skeletal and connective tissue disorders in pregnancy Caroline Grange; Part III. Nervous System Disorders: 9. Disorders of the central nervous system in pregnancy J. Martinez-Tica and R. B. Vadhera; 10. Spinal cord disorders Roanne Preston; 11. Peripheral neuropathy Felicity Reynolds; 12. Chronic pain in pregnancy Hector J. Lacassie and Holly A. Muir; Part IV. Metabolic Disorders: 13. Disorders of intermediary metabolism Stephen Halpern and Bhadresh Shah; 14. Liver and renal disease M. J. Paech and K. Scott; 15. Malignant hyperthermia M. Joanne Douglas; 16. Rare endocrine disorders J. M. Mhyre and L.S. Polley; Part V. Other Disorders: 17. Blood disorders M. Joanne Douglas and Penny Ballem; 18. Infectious diseases in pregnancy Robert S. F. McKay and Gabriela Rocha Lauretti; 19. Dermatoses Robert S. F. McKay and John Schlicher; 20. Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy Timothy J. G. Pavy; 21. Malignancy and pregnancy Holly Muir, Michael Smith and David R. Gambling; 22. Pregnancy and transplantation Kerri M. Robertson; 23. Autoimmune diseases Caroline Grange; Index.
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Review of the first edition: ‘… any practitioner of obstetric anesthesia will find occasion to refer to this useful and practical book.’ International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
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