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Critical Care Obstetrics, 4th Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, 4th Edition

Gary A. Dildy III (Editor-in-Chief), Michael A. Belfort (Editor), George R. Saade (Editor), Jeffrey P. Phelan (Editor), Gary D. V. Hankins (Editor), Steven L. Clark (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-75981-3

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

704 pages

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The fourth edition of Critical Care Obstetrics has been extensively revised to reflect the advances that have been made in maternal-fetal medicine. This edition contains 14 brand new chapters written by the field's leading physicians.

Critical Care Obstetrics, 4/e, offers expanded coverage in areas vital to intensive care management, including Neonatal Resuscitation, The Organ Transplant Obstetrical Patient, and Ethical Considerations

This practical guide and reference will be of invaluable assistance to obstetricians, and primary care physicians, in both the treatment and referral of high-risk patients.




I. Introduction to Critical Care Obstetrics.

1. Epidemiology of Critical Illness and Outcomes in Pregnancy (Cande V. Ananth and John C. Smulian).

2. Organizing a Critical Care Obstetrical Unit (Cornelia R. Graves).

II. Pregnancy Physiology.

3. Pregnancy-Induced Physiologic Alterations (Errol R. Norwitz, Julian N. Robinson, and Fergal D. Malone).

4. Maternal-Fetal Blood Gas Physiology (Renee A. Bobrowski).

5. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance (William E. Scorza and Anthony Scardella).

III. Procedures and Intervention.

6. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Nancy A. Hueppchen and Andrew J. Satin).

7. Neonatal Resuscitation (Christian Con Yost and Ronald Bloom).

8. Airway Management in Critical Illness (Janice E. Whitty).

9. Vascular Access (Gayle Olson and Aristides Koutrouvelis).

10. Blood Component Replacement Therapy (David A. Sacks).

11. Hyperalimentation (Jeffrey P. Phelan).

12. Dialysis (Gail L. Seiken and Shad H. Deering).

13. Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Audrey S. Alleyne and Peter L. Bailey).

14. Non-invasive Monitoring (Michael Belfort and John Anthony).

15. Pulmonary Artery Catherterization (Gary A. Dildy III and Steven L. Clark).

IV. Disease Processes.

16. Seizures and Status Epilepticus (Tawnya Constantino and Michael Varner).

17. Acute Spinal Cord Injury in Pregnancy (Sheryl Rodts-Palenik and James N. Martin, Jr.).

18. Cerebrovascular Accidents (Mark W. Tomlinson and Bernard Gonik).

19. Cardiac Disease (Michael R. Foley).

20. Thromboembolic Disease (Donna Dizon-Townson, Shailen S. Shah, & Jeffrey P. Phelan).

21. Etiology and Management of Obstetrical Hemorrhage (Rosie Burton and Michael Belfort).

22. Severe Acute Asthma (William H. Barth and Theresa L. Stewart).

23. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (SIRS and ARDS) (Brian A. Mason).

24. Pulmonary Edema (William C. Mabie).

25. The Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy (Howard T. Sharp).

26. Acute Pancreatitis (Karen A. Zempolich).

27. Acute Renal Failure in Pregnancy (Gail L. Seiken and Shad H. Deering).

28. Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (T. Flint Porter).

29. Sickle Cell Crisis (Lisa E. Moore and James N. Martin).

30. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy (Luis Diego Pacheco, James Van Hook, and Alfredo F. Gei).

31. Thrombotic Microangiopathies (Christopher A. Sullivan and James N. Martin).

32. Endocrine Emergencies (Carey L. Winkler and Lowell E. Davis).

33. Complications of Preeclampsia (Gary A. Dildy III).

34. Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy (Gary A. Dildy III and Steven L. Clark).

35. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (T. Flint Porter and D. Ware Branch).

36. Trauma in Pregnancy (James W. Van Hook, Alfredo F. Gei, and Luis Diego Pacheco).

37. Thermal and Electrical Injury in Pregnancy (Cornelia R. Graves).

38. Overdose, Poisoning and Envenomation During Pregnancy (Alfredo F. Gei and Victor Suarez).

39. Hypovolemic and Cardiac Shock (Scott Roberts).

40. Septic Shock (Michael R. Leonardi and Bernard Gonik).

41. Anaphylactic Shock (Donna Dizon-Townson).

V. Special Considerations.

42. Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida (Jeffrey P. Phelan, Cortney Kirkendall, and Shailen S. Shah).

43. Fetal Effects of Drugs Commonly Used in Critical Care (Jerome Yankowitz).

44. Anesthesia for the Critically Ill Parturient with Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (Rakesh B. Vadhera).

45. The Organ Transplant Obstetrical Patient (James R. Scott).

46. Ethics in the Obstetrical Critical Care Setting (Fidelma B. Rigby).

Appendix 1: Physiologic Tables and Formulas.

Appendix 2: Drugs, Devices, and Fluid Therapy.


  • new revision reflects the advances that have been made in maternal-fetal medicine
  • 14 brand new chapters written by the field's leading physicians
  • expanded coverage in areas vital to intensive care management