1 AID in Women :Our Concern An Overview 2 Pubertal Issues in AID 3 Managing menstrual Irregularities in AID 4 Which Contraception to use in AID ? 5 How to prevent chemotherapy induced ovarian failure? 6 Menopausal Issues and HRT in AID 7 Fertility and pregnancy in autoimmune diseases 8 When should pregnancy be avoided in AID? 9 Preconception Counselling 10 Effect of pregnancy on AID 11 Effect of AID on pregnancy 12 Management of Lupus flare during pregnancy 13 Lupus Nephritis and pregnancy 14 RA and Pregnancy 15 Systemic Vasculitis and Pregnancy 16 Managing APLA during pregnancy 17 Pregnancy and Systemic Sclerosis 18 Management and monitoring of anti Ro-La positive mother 19 Maternal morbidity and mortality in AID 20 Pregnancy outcomes in Rheumatic disease: Abortion, Still birth, Pre term, Small for gestation baby 21 Anti Rheumatic Drugs during Pregnancy 22 Anti Rheumatic Drugs during lactation 23 Do genetics play a role in AIDs 24 Impact of laboratory testing during pregnancy versus no laboratory testing: Impact on maternal / foetal outcomes 25 Osteoporosis in AIDs 26 Why Women and not men? Sex and autoimmune diseases 27 Management of Child with heart block 28 Management of Hypertension in AID during pregnancy 29 PAH secondary to AID in Pregnancy: Management issues 30 COMPILATION OF DATA FROM INDIAN STUDIES 31 MANAGEMENT OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME DURING PREGNANCY 32 HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE SCORES DURING PREGNANCY 33 IMPORTANT ANTIBODIES DURING PREGNANCY 34 APLA ANTIBODIES
This book focuses on conveying autoimmune disease expertise to gynecologists and other clinicians, allowing them to approach the treatment of each disease in a pragmatic manner. Each chapter reviews the current literature on treatments for autoimmune diseases, especially under special circumstances like pregnancy; rating disease severity; and providing practical guidelines based on the current state of knowledge. How autoimmune diseases affect fertility, and how to best prepare patients with these diseases for pregnancy, is also addressed.
Unfortunately the current literature does not provide effective guidelines. This book addresses that shortcoming, and will help clinicians to implement appropriate treatments, while also outlining possible alternatives in order to provide effective treatment for women living with autoimmune diseases. It also explores important issues concerning autoimmune diseases in women such as: lupus nephritis, vasculitis, Sjogren's syndrome, anti phospholipid syndrome and systemic sclerosis, and their potential effects on unborn children. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable reference guide for Practicing Clinicians, Rheumatologists and Gynecologists, among others.
Dr Shefali K Sharma is an Additional Professor of Internal Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. She has over 14 years of experience as a member of faculty at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and at PGIMER, Chandigarh. She has over 50 peer-reviewed, internationally indexed publications to her credit, and has received various prestigious awards for her work in the field of Rheumatology. These include the Best Paper Award at APLAR (Chennai, 2015), a Young Scientists International Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research (2014), which led to a mentorship underProfessor Christopher Denton (Royal Free Hospital, London), Indian Rheumatology Association Research Grant (2013), and a Japanese College of Rheumatology International Scholarship (Tokyo, 2011).