Transfusion Management of the Obstetrical Patient

A Clinical Casebook

  • Theresa Nester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael Dombrowski, Michael Paidas
    Pages 1-14
  3. Joseph Griggs
    Pages 23-37
  4. Thomas G. DeLoughery
    Pages 73-80
  5. Thomas G. DeLoughery
    Pages 81-90
  6. Cathleen Peterson-Layne, Beth R. Burton
    Pages 91-96
  7. Theresa Nester
    Pages 97-101
  8. Jessica Poisson
    Pages 103-106
  9. Jessica Poisson
    Pages 107-111
  10. Ashok Nambiar
    Pages 121-129
  11. Jeffrey L. Winters, Vesna D. Garovic, Layana Alrahmani, Kristina A. Davis
    Pages 131-153
  12. Justin Juskewitch, Jeffrey L. Winters
    Pages 163-178
  13. Meghan Delaney
    Pages 179-186
  14. Chakri Gavva
    Pages 201-206
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 223-230

About this book


This clinical casebook covers transfusion medicine theory and its practical implications for the obstetrical hemorrhage patient through the presentation of cases on actively bleeding patients. Each case features a unique clinical scenario involving a bleeding patient and outlines different aspects of safe and effective transfusion support. The cases contain current evidence on the latest topics in the field, such as the use of antifibrinolytic agents and coagulation factor concentrates in the setting of massive obstetrical hemorrhage. In addition to the actively bleeding patient, the casebook includes other important management topics, including the role of plasma exchange in thrombotic microangiopathies during pregnancy; treatment of hyperhemolysis in a patient with hemoglobinopathy; and recommended management of patients with red cell antibodies found on prenatal testing. Other immunohematology topics such as post-natal management of an RhD negative woman for the prevention of hemolytic disease of the newborn due to anti-Rh(D) are included.

Written by transfusion medicine, coagulation, obstetrical, and anesthesiology experts,Transfusion Management of the Obstetrical Patient: A Clinical Casebook is a concise yet comprehensive resource for anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pathologists, hematologists, and other practitioners who treat obstetrical hemorrhage patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Theresa Nester
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Washington Medical CenterBloodworks NorthwestSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77139-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77140-3
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Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology