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Critical Care Obstetrics, 5th Edition



Critical Care Obstetrics, 5th Edition

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Critical Care Obstetrics provides expert clinical guidance throughout on how you can maximize the chances of your patient and her baby surviving  trauma.

In this stimulating text, internationally recognized experts guide you through the most challenging situations you as an obstetrician are likely to face, enabling you to skillfully:

  • Recognize conditions early-on which might prove life threatening
  • Implement immediate life-saving treatments in emergency situations
  • Maximize the survival prospects of both the mother and her fetus

The fifth edition of this popular book will help you keep your composure in high risk clinical situations, making it an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional responsible for the care and management of pregnant women and their unborn children.

List of contributors.

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

2 Organizing an Obstetric Critical Care Unit (Julie Scott & Michael R. Foley).

3 Critical Care Obstetric Nursing (Suzanne McMurtry Baird & Nan H. Troiano).

4 Pregnancy-Induced Physiologic Alterations (Errol R. Norwitz & Julian N. Robinson).

5 Maternal–Fetal Blood Gas Physiology (Renee A. Bobrowski).

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

7 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy (Andrea Shields & M. Bardett Fausett).

8 Neonatal Resuscitation (Christian Con Yost & Ron Bloom).

9 Ventilator Management in Critical Illness (Luis D. Pacheco & Labib Ghulmiyyah).

10 Vascular Access (Gayle Olson & Aristides P. Koutrouvelis).

11 Blood Component Replacement (David A. Sacks).

12 Hyperalimentation (Jeffrey P. Phelan & Kent A. Martyn).

13 Dialysis (Shad H. Deering & Gail L. Seiken).

14 Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Katherine W. Arendt).

15 Non-Invasive Monitoring (Michael Cackovic & Michael A. Belfort).

16 Pulmonary Artery Catheterization (Steven L. Clark & Gary A. Dildy III).

17 Seizures and Status Epilepticus (Michael W. Varner).

18 Acute Spinal Cord Injury (Chad Kendall Klauser, Sheryl Rodts-Palenik & James N. Martin, Jr).

19 Pregnancy-Related Stroke (Edward W. Veillon, Jr & James N. Martin, Jr0.

20 Cardiac Disease (Michael R. Foley, Roxann Rokey & Michael A. Belfort).

21 Thromboembolic Disease (Donna Dizon-Townson).

22 Etiology and Management of Hemorrhage (Irene Stafford, Michael A. Belfort & Gary A. Dildy III).

23 Severe Acute Asthma (Michael A. Belfort & Melissa Herbst).

24 Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) During Pregnancy (Antara Mallampalli, Nicola A. Hanania & Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli).

25 Pulmonary Edema (William C. Mabie).

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

27 Acute Pancreatitis (Shailen S. Shah & Jeffrey P. Phelan).

28 Acute Renal Failure (Shad H. Deering & Gail L. Seiken).

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

30 Sickle Cell Crisis (Michelle Y. Owens & James N. Martin Jr).

31 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy (Nazli Hossain & Michael J. Paidas).

32 Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Hemolytic–Uremic Syndrome, and HELLP (Joel Moake & Kelty R. Baker).

33 Endocrine Emergencies (Carey Winkler & Fred Coleman).

34 Complications of Pre-eclampsia (Gary A. Dildy III & Michael A. Belfort).

35 Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy (Amniotic Fluid Embolism) (Gary A. Dildy III, Michael A. Belfort & Steven L. Clark).

36 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (T. Flint Porter & D. Ware Branch).

37 Trauma in Pregnancy (James W. Van Hook).

38 Thermal and Electrical Injury (Cornelia R. Graves).

39 Overdose, Poisoning and Envenomation During Pregnancy (Alfredo F. Gei & Victor R. Suarez).

40 Hypovolemic and Cardiac Shock (Scott Roberts).

41 Septic Shock (Errol R. Norwitz & Hee Joong Lee).

42 Anaphylactic Shock in Pregnancy (Raymond O. Powrie).

43 Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida (Jeffrey P. Phelan & Shailen S. Shah).

44 Fetal Effects of Drugs Commonly Used in Critical Care (Mark Santillan & Jerome Yankowitz).

45 Anesthesia Considerations for the Critically Ill Parturient with Cardiac Disease (Shobana Chandrasekhar & Maya S. Suresh).

46 The Organ Transplant Patient in the Obstetric Critical Care Setting (Calla Holmgren & James Scott).

47 Ethics in the Obstetric Critical Care Setting (Fidelma B. Rigby).

48 Acute Psychiatric Conditions in Pregnancy (Ellen Flynn, Carmen Monzon & Teri Pearlstein).

49 Fetal Surgery Procedures and Associated Maternal Complications (Robert H. Ball & Michael A. Belfort).

50 Cancer in the Pregnant Patient (Kenneth H. Kim, David M. O'Malley & Jeffrey M. Fowler).

51 Pregnancy in Women with Complicated Diabetes Mellitus (Martin N. Montoro).

52 Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Attacks in Pregnancy (Shawn P. Stallings & C. David Adair).


  • Comprehensive guide to emergencies in pregnancy

  • Evidence based using ACOG practice patterns

  • Disease-oriented chapters with management algorithms

  • Concise, easily digested chapters