Problems arising during pregnancy

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Edited by Ippokratis Sarris, Susan Bewley and Sangeeta Agnihotri

in Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218479
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753169 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Problems arising during pregnancy

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Antepartum haemorrhage - Placental abruption - Placenta praevia - Placenta accreta, increta, and percreta - Abdominal pain in pregnancy—obstetric causes - Abdominal pain in pregnancy—non-obstetric causes - Abdominal pain in pregnancy—surgical causes - Mononeuropathies - Headaches in pregnancy - Pregnancy-induced hypertension - Pre-eclampsia - Management of mild pre-eclampsia - Management of severe pre-eclampsia - Differential diagnosis of severe variants of pre-eclampsia (HELLP, AFLP, TTP, HUS) - Platelet disorders - Thromboembolism - Management of thromboembolism - Preterm labour and birth - Management of preterm labour and birth - Preterm labour and birth—outcomes - Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes - Obstetric cholestasis - Skin changes and dermatoses of pregnancy - Infections in pregnancy—varicella zoster and cytomegalovirus - Infections in pregnancy—herpes simplex and parvovirus - Infections in pregnancy—toxoplasma and listeria - Malpresentation - External cephalic version - Multiple pregnancy—maternal and pregnancy complications - Multiple pregnancy—fetal risks - Intrauterine death - Management of intrauterine death

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Eclampsia (see Section 10.3) - Collapse (see Section 10.1 and 10.2) - Rubella, HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis, and group B streptococcus in pregnancy (see Section 6.6 and 6.7) - Hepatitis C in pregnancy (see Section 3.10) - Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas, and candida in pregnancy (see Section 3.2 and 3.3) - Malpresentations and malpositions in labour (see Section 9.10) - Labour management of breech presentation (see Section 9.11) - Classification of multiple pregnancy (see Section 6.11) - Labour management of twin pregnancy (see Section 9.17) - Gestational diabetes (see Sections 6.8 and 7.15) - Anaemia in pregnancy (see Section 6.5) - Screening for fetal anomalies (see Section 6.12 and 6.13)

Chapter.  31591 words. 

Subjects: Obstetrics

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