List of contributors; Preface; Part I. General Non-Medical Considerations: 1. The scope for maternal critical care: epidemiology Victoria M. Allen, Thomas F. Baskett and Kathryn M. Rowan; 2. Service organization: hospital and departmental Gerda G. Zeeman, Nadir Sharawi and Geraldine O'Sullivan; 3. Competency and personnel Helen Scholefield and Lauren A. Plante; 4. Planning for elective and emergency problems Clemens M. Ortner, Ruth Landau, Clare Fitzpatrick and Leanne Bricker; 5. Midwifery and nursing issues in the intensive care setting Wendy Pollock and Kate Morse; 6. Decisions related to the beginning and end of life Frank A. Chervenak and Laurence B. McCullough; 7. Support of the family and staff Renee D. Boss and Carl Waldman; 8. Recovery from intensive care and the next pregnancy Hennie Lombaard and Neil S. Seligman; 9. Maternal critical care in the developing world Fatima Paruk, Jack Moodley, Paul Westhead and Josaphat K. Byamugisha; Part II. General Medical Considerations: 10. Physiological changes of pregnancy Lisa E. Moore and Nigel Pereira; 11. Management of coagulopathy Lawrence C. Tsen and Dianne Plews; 12. Acute collapse and resuscitation Larry Leeman and Alexandre Mignon; 13. But what about the fetus? Lauren A. Plante and Alex Sia; 14. Pharmacology, pharmokinetics, and management of the patient after overdose Edward J. Hayes and Warwick D. Ngan Kee; 15. Shock Sreedhar Gaddapati and Marcel Vercauteren; 16. Brain death and sematic support Sarah Armstrong and Roshan Fernando; Part III. Special Critical Care Tools and Techniques: 17. Airway management Felicity Plaat and Alison MacArthur; 18. Mechanical ventilation Paul Marik, David Grooms and Malachy O. Columb; 19. Sedation and pain management Thierry Girard; 20. Nutrition Michael P. Casaer, Jean Cox and Sharon T. Phelan; 21. Monitoring the critically ill gravida Emily Gordon, Lauren A. Plante and Clifford S. Deutschman; 22. Imaging issues in maternal critical care Melina Pectasides, Filip Claus and Susanna I. Lee; Part IV. The Pregnant Patient with Coexisting Disease: 23. Cardiovascular disease Els Troost and Meredith Birsner; 24. Respiratory disease Stephen E. Lapinsky, Laura C. Price and Catherine Nelson-Piercy; 25. Thromboembolism Andra H. James and Ian A. Greer; 26. Neurologic disease and neurological catastrophes Cynthia A. Wong and Roland Devlieger; 27. Acute kidney injury in pregnancy and critical care emergencies Michelle Hladunewich and John Davison; 28. Cancer Kristel Van Calsteren and Frederic Amant; 29. Endocrine disease Patricia Peticca, Erin Keely and Tracey Johnston; 30. Acute abdomen Steve Lu, Nova Szoka, Ulrich J. Spreng and Vegard Dahl; 31. Sepsis Luis D. Pacheco and Joost J. Zwart; 32. Trauma Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph, Charles Cox and Peter Rhee; 33. Malaria, bites and stings during pregnancy Carlo Missant; 34. Pregnancy and liver disease Chris Verslype and Michael P. Plevyak; 35. Autoimmune disease Karim Djekidel and Bob Silver; Part V. Serious Problems Related to Pregnancy: 36. Pre-eclampsia Leiv Arne Rosseland, Helen Ryan, Laura A. Magee and Peter von Dadelszen; 37. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy Linda Watkins and Mieke Soens; 38. Peripartum cardiomyopathy Michelle Walters, Marc Van de Velde, Steven Dymarkowski and Helen Scholefield; 39. Obstetric hemorrhage Sina Haeri, Vicki Clark and Michael A. Belfort; 40. Anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy (amniotic fluid embolus) Derek Tufnell, Giorgio Capogna and Silvia Stirparo; 41. Maternal complications of fetal surgery Jan Deprest and Kha M. Tran; Index.