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Obstetric Anesthesia and Uncommon Disorders



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Obstetric Anesthesia and Uncommon Disorders
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This 2008 edition of Obstetric Anesthesia and Uncommon Disorders provides a convenient resource for practitioners suddenly faced with a parturient who has an unusual medical or surgical condition. The book considers the impact of a condition on pregnancy, labor and delivery, or the fetus and the impact of pregnancy on a condition, or the effect of therapy for the disorder on the fetus or neonate. Case reports and experience from the world literature, and clinical advice from many specialists, are drawn together by an international team of editors and contributors who are leading experts in the field. Clear, concise management guidelines and algorithms are provided, and each chapter is written from the viewpoint of the obstetric anesthesiologist. Thoroughly revised, with chapters on chronic pain in pregnancy and malignancy and pregnancy, this book will be an invaluable resource for any anesthesiologist involved in the clinical management of these complex patients.

Table of Contents

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.


Commended for BMA Medical Book of the Year Award 2009.

Author Biography

David R. Gambling is a Staff Anesthesiologist at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women, San Diego and Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at University of California San Diego. M. Joanne Douglas is the Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. Robert S. F. McKay is the Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita.
Release date NZ
March 20th, 2008
Edited by David R. Gambling Edited by M. Joanne Douglas Edited by Robert S. F. McKay
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
53 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 212 tables
Cambridge University Press
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