Pulmonary Problems in Pregnancy

Clinical and Research Aspects

  • Karen Rosene-Montella
  • Ghada Bourjeily

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Normal Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Meredith C. McCormack, Robert A. Wise
      Pages 19-26
    3. Ghada Bourjeily
      Pages 27-35
    4. Ghada Bourjeily, Vahid Mohsenin
      Pages 37-55
  3. General Management Principles in Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret Miller, Lucia Larson
      Pages 59-69
    3. Niharika Mehta, Jill Newstead-Angel, Raymond O. Powrie
      Pages 71-88
    4. Kristen Cotter, Mathew Sermer
      Pages 89-105
  4. Pulmonary Disorders in Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kathleen Akgun, Francoise J. Roux
      Pages 123-133
    3. Kelvin Lam, Carolyn M. D’Ambrosio
      Pages 135-142
    4. Vanessa E. Murphy, Peter G. Gibson
      Pages 143-162
    5. John B. Bass, James N. Byrd
      Pages 165-172
    6. Samar Khan, Michael S. Niederman
      Pages 177-196
    7. Shirley F. Jones, Marie M. Budev, Alejandro C. Arroliga
      Pages 197-211
    8. John Robert Bach, Jesús Sancho
      Pages 213-226
    9. Samir Malhotra, Pearce G. Wilcox
      Pages 227-237

About this book


Clinically, pregnancy acts as a stress test that unmasks maternal disease and may have long-term implications for maternal and fetal health. In Pulmonary Problems in Pregnancy, the editors provide a state-of-the art, comprehensive text focusing on common or complex pulmonary issues occurring in pregnancy. For the first time, leading experts in the fields of obstetric, pulmonary, and critical care medicine provide novel and practical insights into improving the respiratory care of the pregnant patient. The book is divided into three sections. The first few chapters introduce the reader to the normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy. A chapter on high altitude is included to illustrate the consequences of chronic hypoxia on maternal and fetal outcomes, to help extrapolate to the effects of chronic pulmonary conditions. The second section reviews general management principles, including diagnostic imaging and prescribing in pregnancy. The final section includes multiple chapters on specific, troubling pulmonary disorders. The specific chapters are intended to summarize the available literature, linking science to bedside, and provide management recommendations whenever possible. In all, Pulmonary Problems in Pregnancy is an essential text that will not only provide critical clinical guidance but also stimulate further investigation into this fascinating and under explored area of medicine.


Fetal Maternal Pregnancy Pregnant Pulmonary Respiratory asthma

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Rosene-Montella
  • Ghada Bourjeily

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-445-2
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-934115-12-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-445-2
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