It has been enormously satisfying to prepare the third edition of Anesthetic and Obstetric Management of High-Risk Pregnancy because it fulfills the need for close communication between two specialties, anesthesiology and obstetrics. This relationship is necessary not only to take care of the sick parturient, but also to deliver a healthy baby. New developments in obstetrics and in obstetric anesthesia necessitated this third edition. Most of the contributors to this edition are new, and they have provided information on the latest approaches, as well as updated information. In addition, Chapter 13, "Critical Care Anesthesia for High-Risk Parturients," is completely new. Like earlier editions, the third edition includes contributions from an international team of experts in the field of obstetric anesthesia and obstetrics. I thank all the authors for their va- able contributions. The authors have expressed their own opinions and recommendations, which do not necessarily reflect my own views. I also wish to thank Ms. Elizabeth Kiernan for her endless help in completing the new edition. I sincerely hope this edition will further reinforce the concept of the team approach for taking care of the high-risk parturient.
Chapter 1 Prepartum and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring, Ramon MartinChapter 2 Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Disorders, Sunil Eappen and Susan E. Ponkey Chapter 3 Fetal Congenital Abnormalities, Ronald J. Hurley and Linda HeffnerChapter 4 Intrauterine Fetal Manipulation, Linda A. Bulich and Russell W. JenningsChapter 5 The Pregnant Teenager, Linda S. Polley and Cosmas J.M. van de VenChapter 6 The Morbidly Obese Pregnant Woman, Kodali Bhavani Shankar and Aviva Lee-ParritzChapter 7 Breech Presentation, Malpresentation, and Multiple Gestation, Rakesh B. Vadhera and Gregory J. LocksmithChapter 8 Antepartum Hemorrhage, Ashutosh Wali, Maya S. Suresh, Anthony R. GreggChapter 9 Postpartum Hemorrhage, Mukesh C. Sarna, Philip Hess, Anjan K. Chaudhury, Tamara TakoudesChapter 10 Neurologic and Muscular Disease, Angela M. Bader, David AckerChapter 11 Respiratory Disease, Michael Froelich and Rodney K. EdwardsChapter 12 Cardiac Disease, Philip S. Mushlin and Karen DavidsonChapter 13 Renal Disease, Jaya Ramanathan and Jeffery LivingstonChapter 14 Endocrine Disorders, John A. Thomas, M.D. and Jon RosnesChapter 15 Orthopedic Problems and Maternal Trauma, John P.R. Loughrey and Mehmet R. GencChapter 16 Malignant Hyperthermia, Jordan Tarshis and Janet BodleyChapter 17 Hemoglobin Bart's Hydrops Fetalis Syndrome, George SH Yeo, Tony YT Tan, and Easaw ThomasChapter 18 Autoimmune Disease, Miriam Harnett MB, FFARCSI, Thomas McElrathChapter 19 Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia, Stephen P. Gatt, David Elliott, and Jan DudleyChapter 20 Preterm Labor, Scott Segal and Errol NorwitzChapter 21 Postdate Pregnancy, Pamela Jane Morgan and Fay WeisbergChapter 22 Hematologic Disease, David L. Hepner, Louise Wilkins-Haug, and Peter W. MarksChapter 23 The Diabetic Parturient, May C. M. Pian-Smith, Sanjay Datta, and Michael F. GreeneChapter 24 Emboli in Pregnancy, Jonathan H.Skerman and Khalil E. RajabChapter 25 The Anticoagulated Patient, Shiv K Sharma and Kenneth J. LevenoChapter 26 Infectious Disease, Lawrence C. Tsen and Errol R. NorwitzChapter 27 Substance Abuse, Nancy Kenepp and Ashwin ChatwaniChapter 28 The Febrile Parturient, Thomas F. Kelly, Krzysztof M. Kuczkowski, and Laurence ReisnerChapter 29 Psychiatric Disease, Francis A. Rosinia and Alfred RobicheauxChapter 30 Hepatic Disease, Patricia L. Dalby, Sivam Ramanathan, Joel W. Swanson, Cynthia J. SimsChapter 31 Fetal Distress, Andrew P. Harris and Frank R. WitterChapter 32 Intrauterine Fetal Death, Ingrid Browne, Lois Brustman, and Alan SantosChapter 33 Critical Care Anesthesia for High-Risk Parturients, Sumedha Panchal and Geeta Sharma