Obstetric Medicine

ISBN : 9780198821540

Charlotte J. Frise; Sally Collins
624 ページ
100 x 100 mm

Obstetric Medicine, the first title in a new Oxford Specialist Handbooks series covering Obstetrics and Gynaecology, contains relevant, accessible, and focused information to help both general physicians to manage medical conditions during pregnancy, and the specialist obstetrician manage general medicine in the pregnant patient. Pregnant women regularly present with medical problems to many different medical specialties, and as their physiology is changed by the pregnancy, so too is the way in which many chronic illnesses behave. There are also differences in which drugs or investigations may be appropriate during pregnancy. This new specialist handbook provides a comprehensive overview of medical conditions in the pregnant patient, and covers the syllabus for both the RCOG Advanced Training Skills Module (ATSM) and the maternal medicine for obstetric trainees. Filled with links to national and international guidelines, expert advice, and evidence-based management strategies for a range of acute and chronic conditions that can occur in the pregnant woman, this handbook is an essential new addition to the literature for all physicians who work with pregnant patients in their practice.


1 Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
2 Cardiology
3 Respiratory
4 Gastroenterology
5 Liver disease
6 Renal disease
7 Neurology
8 Rheumatology
9 Haematology
10 Venous thromboembolism
11 Diabetes mellitus
12 Endocrinology
13 Infectious diseases
14 Oncology
15 Dermatology
16 Perinatal mental health
17 Ophthalmology


Charlotte Frise is a Consultant Physician working in Acute General Medicine and Obstetric Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She also works as a locum Consultant Obstetric Physician at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. She completed her preclinical training at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and her clinical training at the University of Oxford. Her training in general medicine was completed in the Oxford deanery and was supplemented by training in Obstetric Medicine at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in London. Charlotte is a College Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at Keble College, Oxford and an Internal Examiner for Medical Finals at the University of Oxford. She has a keen interest in postgraduate education and has set up a mock examination for local candidates sitting MRCP PACES as well as being involved in running the MRCP PACES examination in Oxford on several occasions.; Sally Collins is a Consultant Obstetrician subspecialising in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics in the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford. She graduated in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford and specialized in Obstetrics, training within the Oxford region during which time she completed a PhD in Obstetric Ultrasound. Sally is lead author on the Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has been recently appointed series editor for the new Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is highly research active having authored over 100 cited articles and won several international research awards. She is an Associate Editor of Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica having previously held the same role with BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Sally is a Clinical Lecturer in Medical Sciences at St Anne's college, Oxford.