Asthma and Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy and Early Infancy: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Asthma and Immunological Diseases in Pregnancy and Early Infancy

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Schatz

CRC Press

1,144 pages

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Hardback: 9780824700959
pub: 1997-10-29
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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

    About the Series

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / General
    MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
    MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine