Features concise and summary reviews on practical topics
Includes management algorithms for clarity
Grades bibliographic items for their level of evidence
Presents an excellent revision guide for those studying for board examinations
This new edition of an acclaimed text reviews the evidence for best practice in maternal-fetal medicine, to present the
reader with the right information, with appropriate use of proven interventions and avoidance of ineffectual or harmful
ones, and by rating the evidence of the key references. The information is presented in the right format by summarizing
evidence succinctly and clearly in tables and algorithms. The aim is to inform the clinician, to reduce errors and "to
make it easy to do it right."
Table of Contents
Hypertensive disorders. Cardiac disease. Obesity. Pregestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes. Hypothyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism. Prolactinoma. Nausea/vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum. Intrahepatic cholestasis of
pregnancy. Inflammatory bowel disease. Gallbladder disease. Pregnancy after liver and other transplantation. Maternal
anemia. Sickle cell disease. von Willebrand disease. Renal disease. Headache. Seizures.
Spinal cord injury. Mood disorders. Smoking. Drug abuse. Respiratory diseases: asthma, pneumonia, influenza, and
tuberculosis. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Antiphospholipid syndrome. Inherited thrombophilia. Venous thromboembolism
and anticoagulation. Hepatitis A. Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C. HIV. Gonorrhea. Chlamydia. Syphilis. Trichomonas. Group B
Streptococcus. Vaccination. Trauma. Critical care. Amniotic fluid embolism. Cancer. Dermatoses of pregnancy. Multiple
gestations. Fetal growth restriction. Fetal macrosomia. Cytomegalovirus. Toxoplasmosis. Parvovirus. Herpes. Varicella.
Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Hemolytic disease of the fetus/neonate. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis.
Fetal death. Antepartum testing. Sonographic assessment of amniotic fluid: oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios. Fetal