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.
This edition provides a convenient resource for practitioners suddenly faced with a parturient who has an unusual medical or surgical condition.
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.
Review of the first edition: ' ... very well written and comprehensive ... and an excellent value-for-money textbook for all anesthesiologists interested in obstetric anesthesia.' Anesthesiology 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 Review of the first edition: '... covering conditions as diverse as cystic fibrosis, acute severe asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and transplants ... it is a must for every delivery suite.' British Journal of Anaesthesia