1st Edition

Asthma and Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy and Early Infancy

Edited By

Michael Schatz

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ISBN 9780824700959
Published October 29, 1997 by CRC Press
1144 Pages

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Book Description

This state-of-the-art volume explores the interrelationships between asthma, atopic illnesses, immunological diseases, and pregnancy, elucidates potential effects of specific treatments, and discusses optimal preventive, diagnostic, and management measures for ensuring the well-being of the pregnant woman and her fetus or infant.
Covers gestational asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinosinusitis, urticaria/angioedema, atopic dermatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV infection, immune deficiency states, and other conditions-including immunological factors leading to fetal loss!
Written by more than 60 internationally recognized experts, Asthma and Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy and Early Infancy introduces for the first time

  • medicolegal considerations when prescribing drugs during the perinatal period
  • psychological aspects of gestational care
  • animal and human data on the use of specific medications
  • obstetrical management of the asthmatic patient
  • maternal immune deficiency

    Along with updated and detailed perspectives on topics, such as
  • allergy diagnosis and treatment
  • immunologically mediated adverse drug reactions
  • genetic and environmental bases of allergy development in infancy
  • natural history and prevention of asthma and allergy in childhood
  • the interrelationship between asthma and pregnancy
  • and more!
  • Table of Contents

    Basic Science

    Hormonal Changes During Normal Pregnancy and Their Consequences, Joseph F. Mortola
    Fetal Oxygenation, Acid - Base Balance, and Assessment of Well-Being in the Pregnancy Complicated by Asthma or Anaphylaxis, Larry Cousins and Valerian A. Catanzarite
    Pulmonary Function During Pregnancy, Robert A. Wise
    Maternal Immune Function During Pregnancy, Reuben Falkoff
    The Immunology of Pregnancy: The Fetus as Allograft, Henry N. Claman

    General Therapeutics

    Psychological Changes During Pregnancy: Implications for Medical Care, Andrea B. Stone and Walter A. Brown
    Use of Medication During Pregnancy and Lactation: General Considerations, Richard S. Abrams and Clement P. Hoffman
    Pregnancy Effects of Specific Medications Used to Treat Asthma and Immunological Diseases, Anthony R. Scialli and Armand Lione
    Medical/Legal Aspects of Prescribing During Pregnancy, Frederick H. Fern, Christopher P. Orlando, and Jean A. Hobart

    Allergic Diseases

    Allergy Diagnosis, Environmental Control, and Immunotherapy During Pregnancy, Helen Mawhinney and Sheldon L. Spector
    The Diagnosis and Treatment of Rhinosinusitis During Pregnancy and Lactation, Gary A. Incaudo
    Anaphylaxis in Pregnancy, Stephen I. Wasserman
    Cutaneous Diseases During Pregnancy, Gary M. White and Robert S. Zeiger
    Immunologically Mediated Adverse Drug Reactions in Pregnancy, Gillian M. Shepherd


    Effects of Asthma on Pregnancy and Labor, Donna Dizon-Townson and Steven L. Clark
    Effect of Pregnancy on Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Elizabeth F. Juniper and Michael T. Newhouse
    Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Bronchial Asthma During Pregnancy, Allan T. Luskin
    The Medical Management of Asthma During Pregnancy, Michael Schatz
    Prevention and Treatment of Severe Asthma During Pregnancy, Paul A. Greenberger and Roy Patterson
    The Obstetrical Management of Pregnant Asthmatics, Mitchell P. Dombrowski

    Immunologic Diseases

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Pregnancy, Michael D. Lockshin
    Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Arthropathies During Pregnancy, J. Lee Nelson and Monika Østensen
    Other Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy, Geeta Khare and Henry N. Claman
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection During Pregnancy, Pamela Stratton, Mary Jo O'Sullivan, and Adolfo Gonzalez-Garcia
    Immune Deficiency During Pregnancy, Frederick M. Schaffer
    Immunological Causes of Fetal Loss, Henry N. Claman

    Development/Prevention of Allergic Diseases in Infancy

    The Genetic Basis of Asthma and Allergic Disease, William O. C. M. Cookson
    Risk Factors in the Development of Allergy, Bengt Björkstén and N-I Max Kjellman
    The Natural History of Allergic Diseases and Asthma in Childhood, Steven Rubinstein
    Prevention of Allergic Disease in Infancy, Robert S. Zeiger

    Allergic and Immunologic Diseases During Infancy

    The Wheezing Infant, Alan F. Isles, Christopher J. L. Newth, and Claire Wainwright
    Food Hypersensitivity in Infancy, S. Allan Bock and Hugh A. Sampson
    Atopic Dermatitis and Other Immunological Dermatoses of Infancy, Michael H. Mellon
    Immunobiology of the Neonate and an Overview of Immune Deficiencies in the Neonatal Period, Richard I. Schiff and Noah J. Friedman

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