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22 - Biological and Immunosuppressive Respiratory Therapy in Pregnancy

from Section 5 - Other Pulmonary Issues in Pregnancy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2020

Stephen E. Lapinsky
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Lauren A. Plante
Drexel University Hospital, Philadelphia
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Before prescribing in pregnancy it is important to understand the potential pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic changes of medications related to physiological changes in pregnancy, e.g. increased plasma volume, increased renal excretion, and also the bioavailability of the medication to the mother, fetus and infant through breastfeeding.

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