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Release: June 18, 2001

UI Health Care physicians edit new book on pregnancy medications

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two University of Iowa Health Care physicians have co-edited a new book on the use of medications during pregnancy and lactation.

Titled "Drug Therapy in Pregnancy," the book was edited by Jerome Yankowitz, M.D., associate professor and director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the UI department of obstetrics and gynecology, and Jennifer R. Niebyl, M.D., professor and head of the UI department of obstetrics and gynecology.

The book is organized by diseases rather than by drugs. Chapters focus on disorders such as asthma, urinary tract infections, hypertension, depression and seizure disorders. The chapters describe the medical and pharmacologic management of each disease process. A chapter on complementary and alternative therapies during pregnancy is also included.

The book is intended for health care specialists who care for pregnant women, including obstetricians, family physicians, internists and nurse midwives. The book is published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Inc.

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