A unique quick-reference guide focusing on the practical bedside care of the critically ill pregnant patient "...seems designed to enable readers to absorb the material quickly and use its algorithms directly with patient care. Figures and tables communicate information efficiently and make the book a worthy addition to the field. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service "Now, in this third edition of the Obstetric Intensive Care Manual, Dr. Mike Foley and his colleagues have answered our questions. This book is presented in a very practical manual, providing a hands- on approach to our patients...Whether we work in a major academic medical center withlarge intensive care units or in a small rural hospital, thismanual will serve as an important resource for all of us...presentedin a very practical style that makes the translationfrom the written word to action easy to undertake."--Steven G. Gabbe, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Center, Columbus, OH (from the foreword) Obstetric Intensive Care Manual provides immediate hands-on guidance for managing obstetric care patients in the critical care unit. Presenting treatment information on commonly encountered emergencies such as obstetric hemorrhage, hypertensive crises, and cardiac disease, as well as less frequently seen disorders such as anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy, thyroid storm, and psychiatric disorders, this is the perfect resource for busy clinicians who require authoritative how-to answers the moment they are needed. Features Offers step-by-step guidance for outstanding care of critically ill patients Numerous summary tables, algorithms, figures, boxed material, and illustrations Written in a style that makes even the most complex treatment protocol simple to implement Offers the expertise of world-renowned contributors Includes NEW chapter on psychiatric emergencies, and NEW content on practical management of diseases and complications such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, sympathetic hyperreflexia, drug toxicity, transfusion reactions, burns, and spider and snake bites
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