Obstetric hematology is a fast-growing area of medicine covering the diagnosis and management of hematological problems of pregnancy. Comprehensive in approach, The Obstetric Hematology Manual addresses the many hematological conditions that can cause serious problems in pregnancy, delivery and the post-partum period for both mother and baby. Written by a team of international authorities, this text provides up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines on best care, as well as sound advice based on the experience and opinion of experts. Where appropriate, basic principles are discussed to clarify the rationale for management, and systems and procedures for disease prevention are highlighted. Many conditions and cases are discussed, including venous thromboembolism, pre-eclampsia, anemia, thrombocytopenia and inherited disorders. This book will appeal to both trainees and practitioners in obstetrics, obstetric medicine, obstetric anesthesia and hematology. It is also an accessible text for midwives, nurses, and laboratory staff.
Beverley Hunt is Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, King's College, London and Consultant in the Departments of Haematology, Pathology and Rheumatology at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Sue Pavord is Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Department of Haematology, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK.