Drug Treatment in Obstetrics

A Handbook of Prescribing

  • R. S. Ledward
  • D. F. Hawkins
  • L. Stern

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 1-15
  3. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 16-44
  4. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 45-50
  5. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 51-67
  6. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 68-83
  7. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 84-98
  8. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 99-131
  9. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 132-146
  10. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 147-225
  11. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 226-247
  12. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 248-280
  13. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins, L. Stern
    Pages 281-287
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 288-313

About this book

Introduction

Everyone involved in obstetric practice at the present time will be well aware of the complexities of drug interactions in the mother and fetus, and in the newborn baby. Perhaps themost spectacular manifestations of these drug interactions are those that result in teratogenic effects, but the implications of drug therapy generally in pregnancy range far wider than the hazards of inducing fetal malformation. It must also be realised that there are hazards in withholding some therapeutic agents from pregnant women, and these hazards have to be weighed against the dangers of indis­ criminate drug therapy. It is often very difficult to obtain relevant information about any given compound in relation to its use in pregnancy, and it is therefore appropriate to provide a handbook which brings together information about a wide variety of drugs in a form which allows ready access for the practising clinician. Rodney Ledward first discussed this project with me some years ago, and it seemed to me at the time that with his background as both a pharmaceutical chemist and an obstetrician that his talents were particularly well suited to this task. In conjunction with Professor Hawkins, he has produced a concise reference book for use in clinical practice, which I feel confident will prove to be invaluable to all those practising obstetrics at all levels of seniority. . The book covers the use of drugs during pregnancy, but it also includes sections on the transfer of drugs into breast milk.

Keywords

fetus infection newborn obstetrics pregnancy

Authors and affiliations

  • R. S. Ledward
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. F. Hawkins
    • 3
    • 4
  • L. Stern
    • 5
  1. 1.South-East Kent Health AuthorityEngland
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyThe Royal London HospitalEngland
  3. 3.Hammersmith HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.University of LondonEngland
  5. 5.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3296-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-34900-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3296-9
  • About this book
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