Maternal-Fetal Evidence Based Guidelines: 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Maternal-Fetal Evidence Based Guidelines

3rd Edition

Edited by Vincenzo Berghella

CRC Press

571 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498747448
pub: 2016-12-12
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pub: 2017-01-27
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This new edition of an acclaimed text reviews the evidence for best practice in maternal-fetal medicine, to present the reader with the right information, with appropriate use of proven interventions and avoidance of ineffectual or harmful ones, and by rating the evidence of the key references. The information is presented in the right format by summarizing evidence succinctly and clearly in tables and algorithms. The aim is to inform the clinician, to reduce errors and "to make it easy to do it right."

The volume can be purchased separately or together with a companion volume on Obstetric Evidence Based Guidelines (set ISBN 978 1 4987 4742 4).


"This is an excellent resource with quick and easy protocols. It has more information than a typical protocol collection…the editor is one of the most respected names in the field and this book has a permanent spot on my shelf."

Anthony Shanks, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Hypertensive disorders. Cardiac disease. Obesity. Pregestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes. Hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism. Prolactinoma. Nausea/vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Inflammatory bowel disease. Gallbladder disease. Pregnancy after liver and other transplantation. Maternal anemia. Sickle cell disease. von Willebrand disease. Renal disease. Headache. Seizures.

Spinal cord injury. Mood disorders. Smoking. Drug abuse. Respiratory diseases: asthma, pneumonia, influenza, and tuberculosis. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Antiphospholipid syndrome. Inherited thrombophilia. Venous thromboembolism and anticoagulation. Hepatitis A. Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C. HIV. Gonorrhea. Chlamydia. Syphilis. Trichomonas. Group B Streptococcus. Vaccination. Trauma. Critical care. Amniotic fluid embolism. Cancer. Dermatoses of pregnancy. Multiple gestations. Fetal growth restriction. Fetal macrosomia. Cytomegalovirus. Toxoplasmosis. Parvovirus. Herpes. Varicella. Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Hemolytic disease of the fetus/neonate. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis. Fetal death. Antepartum testing. Sonographic assessment of amniotic fluid: oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios. Fetal maturity testing.

About the Editor

Vincenzo Berghella, MD, FACOG, is Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A former President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, he is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Associate Editor of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also Associate Editor for the Cochrane Review and Oral Examiner for American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

About the Series

Series in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology