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Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michael J. Paidas, Nazli Hossain, Tahir S. Shamsi, Marc A. Rodger, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Charles J. Lockwood

ISBN: 978-1-444-32833-2 March 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages


Reproductive hemostasis: A global approach to a global challenge

A hemostatic change in women through their reproductive lifetime is emerging as an issue of global importance. No wonder, as obstetric hemorrhage remains a major cause of maternal mortality in both developed and developing countries. Thrombophilias and pulmonary embolisms are a threat to maternal and fetal well-being.

Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Obstetrics & Gynecology provides a framework for assessing and managing hemostatic disorders in women. Written by an international team, it provides globally applicable guidelines for obstetric hematology. The practical approach to clinical management includes:

  • Hematologic changes in pregnancy
  • Red cell disorders
  • Platelet disorders
  • Inherited and acquired thrombophilia
  • Inherited bleeding disorders
  • Postpartum hemorrhage

Blood and bleeding disorders in women can be managed by obstetrician-gynecologists or hematologists, separately or together. Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Obstetrics & Gynecology provides specialists from both disciplines with the information necessary to manage their patients effectively.

List of Contributors.


Acknowledgments and Dedication.

1 Hematologic Changes in Pregnancy (Michael J. Paidas & Nazli Hossain).

2 Red Cell Disorders (Tahir S. Shamsi).

3 Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (Tahir S. Shamsi, Nazli Hossain & Michael J. Paidas).

4 Maternal and Fetal Thrombocytopenia (Michael J. Paidas & Nazli Hossain).

5 Inherited and Acquired Thrombophilia in Obstetrics (Michael J. Paidas, Christina S. Han, Nazli Hossain, and Charles J. Lockwood).

6 Anticoagulant Therapy During Pregnancy and Gynecology (Marc A. Rodger & Genevieve Le Templier).

7 Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Obstetrics (Nazli Hossain & Michael J. Paidas).

8 Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Gynecology (Nazli Hossain & Michael J. Paidas).

9 Postpartum Hemorrhage (Nazli Hossain, Jens Langhoff-Roos & Michael J. Paidas).

10 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (Nazli Hossain & Michael J. Paidas).

11 Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products in Obstetrics (Tahir S. Shamsi & Nazli Hossain).


"This comprehensive book attempts to serve as single source on hematologic issues in pregnancy. Chapters are clear and concise and many present worthwhile management strategies." (Doody's, 2 September 2011)


  • Outlines current understanding and clinical practice concerning haemostasis and thrombosis, for obsteritcs and gynecology, in both developed and developing world situations

  • Written by experts in both women's health and haemostasis/thrombosis to ensure expertise from both disciplines is integrated

  • Contemporary coverage of hemato-obstetric disorders

  • Science and management integrated with uniformed approach to each chapter

  • Summary boxes: 'key trials’, ‘what to do in an emergency’, ‘key clinical must-do steps’