Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Author: Robert N. Taylor,James M. Roberts,F. Gary Cunningham,Marshall D. Lindheimer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 0124079458
ISBN 13: 9780124079458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Book Review:

Chesley’s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy continues its tradition as one of the beacons to guide the field of preeclampsia research, recognized for its uniqueness and utility. Hypertensive disorders remain one the major causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and death. It is also a leading cause of preterm birth now known to be a risk factor in remote cardiovascular disease. Despite this the hypertensive disorders remain marginally studied and management is often controversial. The fourth edition of Chesley’s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy focuses on prediction, prevention, and management for clinicians, and is an essential reference text for clinical and basic investigators alike. Differing from other texts devoted to preeclampsia, it covers the whole gamut of high blood pressure, and not just preeclampsia. Features new chapters focusing on recent discoveries in areas such as fetal programming, genomics/proteomics, and angiogenesis Includes extensive updates to chapters on epidemiology, etiological considerations, pathophysiology, prediction, prevention, and management Discusses the emerging roles of metabolic syndrome and obesity and the increasing incidence of preeclampsia Each section overseen by one of the editors; each chapter co-authored by one of the editors, ensuring coherence throughout book

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Author: James M. Roberts,F. Gary Cunningham,Marshall D. Lindheimer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780080921181
ISBN 13: 0080921183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Book Review:

Hypertensive disorders remain one the major causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and death. It is also a leading cause of preterm birth now known to be a risk factor in remote cardiovascular disease. Despite this, the hypertensive disorders remain marginally studied, and their management is commonly controversial. Chesley’s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy remains one of the beacons to guide this field, recognized for its uniqueness and utility. The Third Edition continues this tradition, focusing on prediction, prevention, and management for clinicians, and is an essential reference text for clinical and basic investigators alike. Differing from other texts devoted to preeclampsia, it covers the whole gamut of high blood pressure, not just preeclampsia. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: *

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Author: Marshall D. Lindheimer,F. Gary Cunningham,James M. Roberts
Publsiher: Appleton & Lange
Total Pages: 654
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046497775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chesley s Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Book Review:

Aimed at clinicians specializing in the area of high blood pressure in pregnancy and those managing difficult cases, this text will interest obstetricians, internists and nephrologists. Sections include: Cardiovascular Adaptation to Normal Pregnancy, Pathology and Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia, Etiology of Preeclampsia, Prevention and Management of Preeclampsia and Chronic, Secondary and Postpartum Hypertension.

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy
Author: National Guideline Alliance (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781473134348
ISBN 13: 147313434X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hypertension in Pregnancy Book Review:

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing hypertension (high blood pressure), including pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, labour and birth. It also includes advice for women with hypertension who wish to conceive and women who have had a pregnancy complicated by hypertension. It aims to improve care during pregnancy, labour and birth for women and their babies.

Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Author: Elliott M. Antman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2007-01-22
ISBN 10: 143771093X
ISBN 13: 9781437710939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular Therapeutics Book Review:

This companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease equips you with all of today's most effective therapeutic guidelines and management solutions for the full range of heart disease patients. It reflects the most recent standards for drug management as well as the latest in new technologies. Reorganized to mirror your changing practice, each cardiovascular-problem-based section offers a chapter on pharmacologic treatment (with a minimum of pathophysiology)...a chapter on catheter-based or minimally invasive interventions...and a discussion of surgical options. You'll also find a brand-new chapter on gene therapy and stem cell therapy, plus new chapters on many other rapidly developing areas of practice. The result is an outstanding single-volume source for state-of-the-art, clinically oriented guidance on both common and unusual areas of cardiovascular treatment. Facilitates the decision-making process clinicians face when choosing among various cardiovascular therapeutic options. covers the latest concepts in pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of patients with cardiovascular disorders Addresses pharmacological, interventional, and surgical management approaches for each type of cardiovascular disease, putting advice on the full range of therapeutic options at your disposal. Keeps you current with brand-new chapters on gene therapy and stem cell therapy * unstable and chronic stable angina * management of unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction * devices for heart failure and arrhythmias * prevention of ischemic disease * the regulatory approval process for new cardiovascular drugs and devices * and more. Delivers a fully revised section on "Heart Failure" that explores cardiac resynchronization therapy, surgical interventions, ambulatory management, hospital management, and cardiac transplantation and circulatory support devices. Offers a completely updated section on "Other Cardiovascular Conditions" that addresses issues such as pharmacologic treatment of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy * care for adults with congenital heart disease * treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension * prevention and treatment of infective endocarditis * treatment of pericardial disease * and rehabilitation of the patient with cardiovascular disease. Reflects a new emphasis on the role of diet and exercise in the management of cardiovascular problems in conformity with ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines.

Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal Perinatal Medicine E Book

Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal Perinatal Medicine E Book
Author: Richard J. Martin,Avroy A. Fanaroff,Michele C. Walsh
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1850
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN 10: 0323567096
ISBN 13: 9780323567091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal Perinatal Medicine E Book Book Review:

Trusted by physicians and advanced practice providers through ten standard-setting editions, Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 11th Edition, remains the reference of choice for expert, multidisciplinary guidance on the management and evidence-based treatment of problems in the mother, fetus, and neonate. An expanded team of international authors, led by Drs. Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, and Michele C. Walsh of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, brings you up to date with advances in the control of nosocomial infections in preterm infants, genetic disorders and birth defects, the fetal origins of adult disease, the late preterm infants, and much more – all designed to help you improve the quality of life and long-term outcomes of your patients. Helps you make informed clinical choices for each patient – from diagnosis and treatment selection through post-treatment strategies and management of complications – with a dual focus on neonatology and perinatology. Includes a new chapter on Social and Economic Contributors to Neonatal Outcome. Features extensive updates and reorganization throughout, with new Key Points at the end of each chapter Provides up-to-date, evidence-based content, with more information on precision medicine and genetics. Uses detailed, full-color illustrations that depict disorders in the clinical setting and explain complex information. Remains the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary text in the field – an excellent source of information for every stage of your practice.

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy
Author: Ann M. Gronowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2004-05-06
ISBN 10: 1592597874
ISBN 13: 9781592597871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy Book Review:

Practicing specialists in pathology, laboratory medicine, and obstetrics comprehensively summarize the latest scientific findings and their experiences in the use and interpretation of laboratory testing in patients who are pregnant or experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. Topics of interest include the effects of normal physiological changes on test results, test selection for diagnosis, changes in reference ranges, monitoring the pregnant patient, new technologies, and the limitations of laboratory testing. The authors not only clearly explain currently used test methods and technologies for the nontechnical reader, but also provide comprehensive details for laboratory professionals. The comprehensive appendix that compiles published normal reference ranges by first, second, and third trimester consttitutes an excellent resource for professionals caring for pregnant women.

Maternal Hemodynamics

Maternal Hemodynamics
Author: Christoph Lees,Wilfried Gyselaers
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN 10: 1107157374
ISBN 13: 9781107157378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maternal Hemodynamics Book Review:

Discover new concepts in cardiovascular and hemodynamic functionality in feto-maternal medicine, from leading experts in the field.

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders
Author: Michael J. Zigmond,Joseph T. Coyle,Lewis P. Rowland
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 0123982804
ISBN 13: 9780123982803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Book Review:

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders is the first book directed primarily at basic scientists to offer a comprehensive overview of neurological and neuropsychiatric disease. This book links basic, translational, and clinical research, covering the genetic, developmental, molecular, and cellular mechanisms underlying all major categories of brain disorders. It offers students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in the diverse fields of neuroscience, neurobiology, neurology, and psychiatry the tools they need to obtain a basic background in the major neurological and psychiatric diseases, and to discern connections between basic research and these relevant clinical conditions. This book addresses developmental, autoimmune, central, and peripheral neurodegeneration; infectious diseases; and diseases of higher function. The final chapters deal with broader issues, including some of the ethical concerns raised by neuroscience and a discussion of health disparities. Included in each chapter is coverage of the clinical condition, diagnosis, treatment, underlying mechanisms, relevant basic and translational research, and key unanswered questions. Written and edited by a diverse team of international experts, Neurobiology of Brain Disorders is essential reading for anyone wishing to explore the basic science underlying neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. Links basic, translational, and clinical research on disorders of the nervous system, creating a format for study that will accelerate disease prevention and treatment Covers a vast array of neurological disorders, including ADHD, Down syndrome, autism, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, TBI, Parkinson, Huntington, Alzheimer, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, depression, and pain Illustrated in full color Each chapter provides in-text summary points, special feature boxes, and research questions Provides an up-to-date synthesis of primary source material

de Swiet s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice

de Swiet s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice
Author: Raymond Powrie,Michael Greene,William Camann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2010-12-17
ISBN 10: 9781444390339
ISBN 13: 1444390333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

de Swiet s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice Book Review:

Pregnancy affects the physiology of women as their bodies adapt to the growing life within them; but how does this affect how you manage general, or pre-existing medical complaints? How do you differentiate the effects of pregnancy from genuine medical conditions? What are the effects of the ‘standard’ treatments on the growing fetus? What about breastfeeding? In this brand-new edition of de Swiet’s Medical Disorders in Clinical Practice, expert physicians present the best evidence and practical wisdom to guide you and your patients through their pregnancy and illness, to a successful birth and early motherhood. Using a combination of algorithms, years of experience and an evidence-based approach, this book will help you to: Diagnose difficult to identify conditions during pregnancy Effectively prescribe for pregnant and lactating women Overcome the challenges of imaging, anesthesia and critical care for pregnant women de Swiet’s assists you in navigating the many challenges pregnancy presents for both the patient and physician.

Obstetric Emergencies An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics

Obstetric Emergencies  An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics
Author: James M. Alexander
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2013-04-05
ISBN 10: 1455772119
ISBN 13: 9781455772117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obstetric Emergencies An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics Book Review:

This issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics covers the most common and uncommon obstetric emergencies, including emergency caesarean section, resuscitation of the newborn, and hypertensive crisis. Other articles include coverage of the most daunting ob complications--shoulder dystocia and intrapartum hemorrhage. James Alexander, MD, serves as Guest Editor for this important issue.

Knobil and Neill s Physiology of Reproduction

Knobil and Neill s Physiology of Reproduction
Author: Tony M. Plant,Anthony J. Zeleznik
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2684
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN 10: 012397769X
ISBN 13: 9780123977694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knobil and Neill s Physiology of Reproduction Book Review:

The Fourth Edition of Knobil & Neill continues to serve as a reference aid for research, to provide the historical context to current research, and most importantly as an aid for graduate teaching on a broad range of topics in human and comparative reproduction. In the decade since the publication of the last edition, the study of reproductive physiology has undergone monumental changes. Chief among these advances are in the areas of stem cell development, signaling pathways, the role of inflammation in the regulatory processes in the various tissues, and the integration of new animal models which have led to a greater understanding of human disease. The new edition synthesizes all of this new information at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of organization and present modern physiology a more understandable and comparative context. The Fourth Edition has been extensively revised, reflecting new fundamental advancements in this rapidly advancing field. Provides a common language for researchers across the fields of physiology, endocrinology, and biology to discuss their understanding of reproduction. Saves academic researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on reproductive physiology, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles.

Creasy and Resnik s Maternal Fetal Medicine Principles and Practice E Book

Creasy and Resnik s Maternal Fetal Medicine  Principles and Practice E Book
Author: Robert Resnik,Robert K. Creasy,Jay D. Iams,Charles J. Lockwood,Thomas Moore,Michael F Greene
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1300
Release: 2008-11-25
ISBN 10: 1437721354
ISBN 13: 9781437721355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creasy and Resnik s Maternal Fetal Medicine Principles and Practice E Book Book Review:

In your practice, you require advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on the mother and fetus. With both basic science and clinical information, six new chapters, and an updated color design, you need look no further than the 6th edition of this long-time best seller. Includes both basic science and clinical information to give you comprehensive knowledge of the biology of pregnancy. Acts as an excellent resource for OB/GYNs studying for their Maternal-Fetal Medicine boards — and for practitioners who need quick access to practical information. Provides an updated and focused reference list to keep you up to date on the standards of care in maternal-fetal medicine today. Keeps you current with a new section: Disorders at the Maternal-Fetal Interface...and 6 new chapters: Biology of Parturition, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Intrapartum Assessment of Fetal Health, Pathogenesis of Pre-term Birth, Maternal and Fetal Infectious Disorders, and Benign Gynecological Conditions of Pregnancy. Features over 50% new authorship with increased focus on international perspectives. Includes the following hot topics in Maternal-Fetal Medicine: o Biology of Parturition o Fetal Growth o Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnosis o Fetal Cardiac Malformations and Arrhythmias o Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy o Management of Depression and Psychoses during Pregnancy and the Puerperium Focuses on evidence based medicine, the current best practice in MFM for diagnosing and treating high risk pregnancies. Includes new illustrations and an updated, color design.

Pregnancy and Kidney Disease ECAB

Pregnancy and Kidney Disease   ECAB
Author: Vijay Kher
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 8131231968
ISBN 13: 9788131231968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy and Kidney Disease ECAB Book Review:

There are certain structural and functional changes that develop in the urinary tract during normal regnancy, which are significantly different than non-pregnant normal females. During pregnancy in women with underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD), the adaptation to these changes may not be optimal. Under these circumstances, the pregnancy outcome as well as maternal CKD may be affected. The issue focuses on the physiological changes in the kidney and assessment of proteinuria and GFR during pregnancy. The current update also details the cases of pregnancy in the setting of CKD describing the effect of CKD on pregnancy as well as effect of pregnancy on CKD. The chapter on pregnancy-induced hypertension―Pre-eclampsia focuses on the prevention and management of complications in the patient. The authors also give an insight into the pregnancy in cases after kidney transplantation.

Merenstein Gardner s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E Book

Merenstein   Gardner s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E Book
Author: Sandra Lee Gardner,Brian S. Carter,Mary I Enzman-Hines,Jacinto A. Hernandez
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 0323081134
ISBN 13: 9780323081139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merenstein Gardner s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E Book Book Review:

The leading resource for collaborative critical care for newborns, Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 7th Edition provides a multidisciplinary approach and a real-world perspective. It focuses on evidenced-based practice, with clinical directions in color for easy retrieval and review. Special features help you prioritize the steps in initial care, and provide a guide to sharing information with parents. With each chapter written jointly by both physicians and nurses, this book is comprehensive enough to suit the needs of the entire team in your neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by an editorial team of two physicians and two nurses, and each chapter is written and reviewed by a physician and nurse team, so information mirrors the real-world experience in a neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! Clinical content is in color, so you can quickly scan through chapters for information that directly affects patient care. Unique! Parent Teaching boxes highlight the relevant information to be shared with a patient’s caregivers. Critical Findings boxes outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care. Coverage in clinical chapters includes pathophysiology and etiology, prevention, data collection, treatment, complications, outcomes, prognosis, and parent education. Expanded Neonatal Surgery chapter covers all of the most common procedures in neonatal surgery. Follow-up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant chapter is expanded to include coverage of outcomes management and discharge planning. Streamlined references are updated to include only the most current or classic sources.

The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System
Author: Eric Murillo-Rodríguez
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 0128096675
ISBN 13: 9780128096673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Endocannabinoid System Book Review:

The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy examines the cellular, biochemical, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of the endocannabinoid system. The chapters cover significant conceptual advances in the endocannabinoid field and shed light on the many brain disorders in which this biological system is involved. Written by world-leading experts in the field, the topics covered in this book will have a positive impact on the area of molecular biology, including, but not limited to, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, signaling, disease mechanisms, and therapeutics. Provides an introduction to endocannabinoids in the central nervous system and an overview to their functions in the brain Presents information on neurobiological and cellular studies on the role of the cannabinoid signaling system and its implications in human diseases Includes well-written overviews of the basics of endocannabinoid system structure and function Contains well-illustrated material, with diagrams, charts, and tables Explores compelling case studies and their application to chapters written by experts

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Author: George S. Stergiou,Gianfranco Parati,Giuseppe Mancia
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN 10: 3030230651
ISBN 13: 9783030230654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Book Review:

Hypertension remains a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. Self-monitoring of blood pressure by patients at home is currently recommended as a valuable tool for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Unfortunately, in clinical practice, home blood pressure monitoring is often inadequately implemented, mostly due to the use of inaccurate devices and inappropriate methodologies. Thus, the potential of the method to improve the management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention has not yet been exhausted. This volume presents the available evidence on home blood pressure monitoring, discusses its strengths and limitations, and presents strategies for its optimal implementation in clinical practice. Written by distinguished international experts, it offers a complete source of information and guide for practitioners and researchers dealing with the management of hypertension.

Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine E Book

Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis  An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine   E Book
Author: Anthony O. Odibo,David A. Krantz
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 1455700398
ISBN 13: 9781455700394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine E Book Book Review:

This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Guest Edited by Anthony Odibo and David Krantz, will feature article topics such as: Screening for Chromosomal abnormalities; Cystic fibrosis screening; The role of second-trimester screening, in the post-first trimester screening era; Modifying risk for Aneuploidy with second-trimester ultrasound after a positive serum screen; Cost-effectiveness of Down syndrome screening paradigms; Biochemical and biophysical screening for the risk of Preterm delivery; Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; Prenatal testing for infectious disease, Thrombophilias, Preeclampsia, Neural Tube Defects; Management of Multiple Pregnancy; Genetic Counseling Issues in Down syndrome Screening; First Trimester Ultrasound Markers; Quality Control of Nuchal Translucency; Clinical Implications of First Trimester Screening; Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes after Positive Screening; First Trimester Combined Screening: Instant Risks Approach.

Office Care of Women

Office Care of Women
Author: Martin Olsen,Botros Rizk
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN 10: 1107085705
ISBN 13: 9781107085701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Office Care of Women Book Review:

This book covers a wide range of topics which are pertinent to the provision of excellent healthcare for women.

Maternal Death and Pregnancy Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America

Maternal Death and Pregnancy Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America
Author: David A. Schwartz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 790
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 3319715380
ISBN 13: 9783319715384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maternal Death and Pregnancy Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America Book Review:

This ambitious sourcebook surveys both the traditional basis for and the present state of indigenous women’s reproductive health in Mexico and Central America. Noted practitioners, specialists, and researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the multiple barriers for access and care to indigenous women that had been complicated by longstanding gender inequities, poverty, stigmatization, lack of education, war, obstetrical violence, and differences in language and customs, all of which contribute to unnecessary maternal morbidity and mortality. Emphasis is placed on indigenous cultures and folkways—from traditional midwives and birth attendants to indigenous botanical medication and traditional healing and spiritual practices—and how they may effectively coexist with modern biomedical care. Throughout these chapters, the main theme is clear: the rights of indigenous women to culturally respective reproductive health care and a successful pregnancy leading to the birth of healthy children. A sampling of the topics: Motherhood and modernization in a Yucatec village Maternal morbidity and mortality in Honduran Miskito communities Solitary birth and maternal mortality among the Rarámuri of Northern Mexico Maternal morbidity and mortality in the rural Trifino region of Guatemala The traditional Ngäbe-Buglé midwives of Panama Characterizations of maternal death among Mayan women in Yucatan, Mexico Unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and unmet need in Guatemala Maternal Death and Pregnancy-Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America is designed for anthropologists and other social scientists, physicians, nurses and midwives, public health specialists, epidemiologists, global health workers, international aid organizations and NGOs, governmental agencies, administrators, policy-makers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of maternal and reproductive health care of indigenous women in Mexico and Central America, and possibly other geographical areas.