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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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