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Infectious Comorbidities Encountered in Obstetrics and Neonatology

Infectious Comorbidities Encountered in Obstetrics and Neonatology

Infectious Comorbidities Encountered in Obstetrics and Neonatology

  • Editor: Bassam Husam Rimawi
  • ISBN: 978-1-63278-013-3
  • DOI: 10.4172/978-1-63278-013-3-014
  • No of Pages: 145
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: July 2014 , Thu 10
  • Chapter 1      
    The Microbiology of Preterm Birth
    Authors: Bassam Husam Rimawi

    Preterm birth is best defined as delivery of a pregnancy before 37 weeks of gestation that is best determined based off of an accurate last menstrual cycle

  • Chapter 2      
    Immune System in Obstetrics
    Authors: Colin Kane, Gini Ikwuezunma

    Pregnancy introduces a unique physiological state in which the immune system must foster

  • Chapter 3      
    Intrauterine Infections
    Authors: Meena Mirdamadi

    Intrauterine infections are diagnosed by the isolation of microorganisms from the amniotic fluid, cervix, or vagina with standard culture techniques.

  • Chapter 4      
    Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
    Authors: Davis Tabatha

    This chapter will focus on the etiological causes of urinary tract infections (UTIs) that complicate pregnancies.

  • Chapter 5      
    Intraamniotic Infections (Chorioamnionitis)
    Authors: Jamison Lauren, Maggie Crosby

    Chorioamnionitis, or Intraamniotic Infection (IAI), is a common complication of pregnancy that is associated with maternal

  • Chapter 6      
    Group B Streptococcal Infections
    Authors: Nina-Serena Burkett

    In the era of universal screening and preventative medicine, eradication of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) infection of the newborn

  • Chapter 7      
    Sexually Transmitted or Acquired Infections in Pregnancy
    Authors: Melissa Ann Hite

    Vaginal discharge is one of the most common gynecological complaints in women.

  • Chapter 8      
    Genital Herpes Infection
    Authors: Bassam Husam Rimawi

    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) infection of the genital tract is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  • Chapter 9      
    Mastitis
    Authors: Rebecca J Knackstedt

    Mastitis is an infectious condition that is often seen in postpartum lactating women.

  • Chapter 10      
    Post-Surgical Site Infections
    Authors: Nikesh Patel

    Surgical interventions are common in the day to day practice of both obstetrics and gynecology.

  • Chapter 11      
    Development of the Immune System
    Authors: Dil Patel

    Lymphocyte development is a highly complex series of tightly controlled events.

  • Chapter 12      
    Components and Disorders of the Neonatal Acquired Immune System
    Authors: Eliza Rodrigue

    Everyday around the world, babies are being born at various gestational ages.

  • Chapter 13      
    Neonatal Respiratory Diseases
    Authors: Carolyn Vaught

    The fragile newborn adapts quickly to life outside the womb at the time of birth.

  • Chapter 14      
    Neonatal Sepsis
    Authors: Lindsey Belk

    Neonatal sepsis is evidence of an infection or isolation of a pathogen from the blood of an infant that is 28 days old or younger

  • Chapter 15      
    Neonatal TORCH Infections
    Authors: Ruwan P Ratnayake

    Neonatal Infections are commonly acquired in utero or during the birthing process.

  • Chapter 16      
    Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
    Authors: Azka Nazir

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory bowel disease of the newborn seen often in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)

  • Chapter 17      
    Neonatal Fungal Infections
    Authors: Meena Mirdamadi

    Fungal infections have become an increasingly significant cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, especially in premature and very low birth weight infants

  • Chapter 18      
    Neonatal Meningitis
    Authors: Joshua Tavernier

    Meningitis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in all ages.

  • Chapter 19      
    Viral Infections of the Newborn
    Authors: Matthew Chappell

    Viral infections contracted by adults are often times asymptomatic and occasionally even treatable.

  • Chapter 20      
    Immunizations in Preterm Infants
    Authors: Erin E Boles, Lori L Huff

    Immunizations in preterm infants are recommended for the prevention of childhood diseases, just as they are in term infants.

  • Bassam Husam Rimawi

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC, USA

    I was born and raised in New York City. I come from a family of physicians, following the steps of my parents who have been extremely supportive. I graduated from an OB/GYN residency in New York City and then became an assistant professor working with the National Institute of Health. I then pursued a competitive fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology, called Reproductive Infectious Diseases. With the training I received as a reproductive infectious disease specialist, I went on to pursue a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Emory University, School of Medicine. I thank God for giving me my ambitious desires to enhance my educational background, and I also thank my beloved amazing parents.

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