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Core Topics in Obstetric Anaesthesia

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Preface; Part I. Basic Science, Epidemiology and Service Organisation: 1. Physiology of pregnancy N. J. Nirmalan and M. Nirmalan; 2. Placental physiology Carolynn Wai and William MacNab; 3. Pharmacology relevant to pregnancy Christopher Kelly and Malachy Columb; 4. Maternal morbidity and mortality Katherine O'Brien; Part II. Obstetric Aspects: 5. Maternal critical care Sarah Wheatly and Katherine O'Brien; 6. Obstetrics for the anaesthetist Emma Ingram, Alex Heazell and Edward D. Johnstone; 7. Antenatal assessment Allison Howells; Part III. Provision of Anaesthesia: 8. Incidental anaesthesia during pregnancy Desiree M. A. Choi and Kim G. Soulsby; 9. Non-regional analgesia techniques for labour Gordon Yuill; 10. Regional analgesia techniques for labour Lawrence C. Tsen; 11. Regional anaesthesia for operative delivery Cathy Armstrong and Khaled Girgirah; 12. General anaesthesia for caesarean section and transverse abdominal plane block Suraj Jayasundera and Karen Butler; 13. Anaesthesia for specific obstetric indications: cervical suture, external cephalic version, controlled ARM, manual removal of placenta and perineal repair John R. Dick; Part IV. Medical Conditions in Pregnancy: 14. Hypertension in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia Suna Monaghan and Lorna A. Howie; 15. Sepsis and influenza in pregnancy Tim Holzmann and Dougal Atkinson; 16. Cardiac disease in pregnancy William MacNab, Anita MacNab and Akbar Vohra; 17. Respiratory disease in pregnancy Chris Kelly, Simon Maguire and Craig Carroll; 18. Obesity and ultrasonography for central neuraxial blocks Sophie Bishop and Andrew Zuokoumour; 19. Endocrine disease in pregnancy including diabetes mellitus, thyroid and adrenal disease Jenny Myers and Dan Mallaber; 20. Renal disease in pregnancy Jessica Longbottom and William MacNab; 21. Haematology disease in pregnancy Pavan Kochhar, Andrew Heck and Clare Tower; 22. Neurosurgical and neurological disease in pregnancy Kirsty MacLennan and Craig Carroll; 23. Immunology including testing and management of allergy during pregnancy Gareth Kitchen, Tomaz Garcez and Nigel J. N. Harper; 24. HIV and infectious disease in pregnancy including herpes, syphilis and hepatitis J. E. A. K. Bamfo, Matthew D. Phillips, M. Kingston and K. Chan; Part V. Postpartum Complications and Obstetric Emergencies: 25. Maternal collapse including massive obstetric haemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolism and cardiac arrest Kate Grady and Tracey Johnston; 26. Postpartum complications, follow up and maternal experience Richard Wadsworth and Kailash Bhatia; Part VII. Service Organisation: 27. Multidisciplinary teaching and training on the delivery unit Catherine Robinson and Cathy Armstrong; 28. Clinical governance and patient safety Katherine O'Brien; 29. Ethics, consent and the law Andrew Heck and Ross Clark; Index.

About the Author

Kirsty MacLennan is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK. Katherine O'Brien is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK. William MacNab is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.


'Core Topics in Obstetric Anesthesia is a welcome addition to the growing field of obstetric anesthesia. This book is well written, organized, and easy to understand. Senior physicians, fellows, and residents can use it alike ... Difficult subjects are explained in a very clear manner. There are also excellent figures and flowcharts throughout the book that help with retention of the material. The presentation of information in tables is extremely useful.' Sharon Orbach, Anesthesia and Analgesia

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