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Standard textbooks of medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology contain little information on the special problems of critically ill pregnant patients. This book, written by 29 specialists, primarily obstetricians, addresses these special needs. Several chapters discuss monitoring techniques and therapeutic modes that may be needed in the treatment of seriously ill, gravid patients, including use of the Swan-Ganz catheter, ventilator therapy, fluid management, and hyperalimentation. Other chapters deal with the pathophysiology and management of specific surgical or medical conditions, such as diabetic ketoacidosis, neurologic emergencies, severe postpartum hemorrhage, and hepatic failure. The amount and detail of pathophysiology presented and the emphasis on
Critical Care of the Obstetric Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:625–626. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-625_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(4):625-626.
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