Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease

Editors: Sammaritano, Lisa R., Bermas, Bonnie L. (Eds.)

  • Shows how pregnancy-related immune changes may affect underlying autoimmune disease and how rheumatic disease may impact pregnancy outcome
  • Offers rheumatologists and gynecologists the indispensable knowledge of their specialties’ interaction, in order to discuss benefits and risks of medications and procedures with patients
  • Includes clinical guidelines for pregnancy management in specific rheumatic diseases
  • An invaluable resource for rheumatologists, OB/GYNs, and REI specialists
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Rheumatic (or systemic autoimmune) diseases disproportionately affect young women: the female-to-male ratio for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus during the reproductive years is approximately 9:1. In the mid- to late-twentieth century, women with rheumatic disease diagnoses were often advised to avoid pregnancy due to fear of disease exacerbation and adverse outcome. In more recent years, many women with rheumatic disease have deferred childbearing until a later age due to active disease or unsafe therapies. However, with advances in rheumatology therapies, obstetric monitoring, and reproductive medicine technologies, increasing numbers of women with rheumatic diseases are pursuing pregnancy. As a result, obstetricians and rheumatologists need to be aware of the current state of knowledge and the recommendations for management of pregnancy in these patients. Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease explains the basics of contraception, fertility treatment, and pregnancy in rheumatic disease patients and serves as a guide and reference tool for both rheumatologists and OB/GYNs. Most general rheumatologists and OB/GYNs have limited experience in caring for rheumatic disease patients during pregnancy, and many do not have ready access to expert colleagues in this area. This book summarizes the current state of knowledge and presents a general approach for assessment of the rheumatic disease patient considering pregnancy, hormonal contraception or infertility treatment.

About the authors

Lisa R. Sammaritano

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

USA

 

Bonnie L. Bermas

Division of Rheumatology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

USA

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Immunology of Pregnancy

    Schust, Danny J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Normal Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, and Obstetric Management

    Branch, D. Ware (et al.)

    Pages 31-62

  • General Approach: Pre-pregnancy Assessment of the Rheumatic Disease Patient

    Sammaritano, Lisa R. (et al.)

    Pages 63-75

  • Systemic Lupus Erthematosus

    Wasserman, Sara (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

  • Pregnancy in Sjogren’s Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

    Bermas, Bonnie L. (et al.)

    Pages 99-107

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease
Editors
  • Lisa R. Sammaritano
  • Bonnie L. Bermas
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0673-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0673-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0672-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5333-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour
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