The female patient with chronic kidney disease often requires care that differs from the male patient. Particularly in the pregnant patient, a specialized body of knowledge is required to provide optimal care. This book focuses on such issues encountered during pregnancy including physiology and pathophysiology of pregnancy, hypertension, preeclampsia, various electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis, pharmacological management in the pregnant patient with kidney disease and during breastfeeding, acute kidney and chronic kidney disease, dialysis of the pregnant patient, lupus nephritis, thrombotic microangiopathy, glomerular disease management, use of renal biopsy during pregnancy, care of the female transplant patient, contraceptive counseling and postpartum care, various endocrine disorders, and bone disease in the female patient with chronic kidney disease. This book features the latest evidence and clinical approaches for the beginner or for the experienced practitioners who care for pregnant woman or even for those who require expertise in women’s health.
Written by experts in the field, Obstetric and Gynecologic Nephrology: Women’s Health Issues in the Patient with Kidney Disease is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners involved in the care and treatment of obstetric and gynecologic patients afflicted with kidney disease.
• Provides guidance for the healthcare team on treating and managing women with kidney disease
• Covers the physiologic changes, pathophysiologic conditions and various diseases of the pregnant patient
• Fills a significant knowledge gap for nephrologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents and fellows in training, and medical students
• Written by experts in the field