Summary Writer: Antonia Clarke
Editor: Bruce way
Interviewee: Shafqat Inam
James talks to Dr Shafqat Inam, Haematology Advanced Trainee, about an approach to haematological problems in obstetric patients.
Shafqat Inam is currently a Haematology Registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital, and Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney. He studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and completed his junior medical officer and basic physician training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has a particular interest in research and medical education.
With Dr Shafqat Inam, Haematology Advanced Trainee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Certain haematological conditions are unique to pregnancy and in approaching these conditions, consideration must be given to the mother and child.
What are the physiological changes in pregnancy?
Case 1 – You are a junior doctor working in the Emergency Department and are asked to review a woman who is 12 weeks in to her third pregnancy – she presents with a sore and swollen leg.
Case 2 – you are a junior doctor helping out in the antenatal clinic. You see a woman for a routine visit at 9 weeks. Her Hb is 88g/L.
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