Obesity

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Abstract Obesity is a worldwide health problem, with the prevalence in the general population growing at an alarming rate. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that…

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Psychiatric Disorders

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Abstract Psychiatric disorders occur commonly during pregnancy and can have significant effects on the mother, child, and family, and important economic costs to society. Suicide is a major cause of…

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Cardiovascular Disease

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Abstract Cardiac disease is the leading cause of indirect maternal mortality. The optimal management of women with cardiovascular disease begins before conception. Normal physiologic changes of pregnancy and the peripartum…

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Hematologic and Coagulation Disorders

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Abstract This chapter first addresses the medical, obstetric, and anesthetic considerations for diagnoses that cause anemia in pregnancy. The second half of the chapter reviews the coagulation cascade, the acquired…

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Preterm Labor and Delivery

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Abstract Preterm delivery is defined as delivery before 37 weeks’ gestation. It occurs in 5% to 9% of pregnancies in developed countries and is responsible for 75% to 80% of…

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Abnormal Presentation and Multiple Gestation

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Abstract The labor and delivery of a parturient with a multiple gestation and/or fetal breech presentation represents a major challenge for the obstetrician and the anesthesia provider. Anesthetic requirements may…

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Antepartum and Postpartum Hemorrhage

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Abstract Obstetric hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal mortality worldwide, accounting for roughly 15% of maternal deaths. The World Health Organization estimates that severe hemorrhage complicates 10.5% of…

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Liver Disease

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Abstract Liver diseases can be either incidental or unique to pregnancy and complicate as many as 3% of all pregnancies. The more common conditions are addressed in this chapter. Various…

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