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Obstetrics: Evidence-based Algorithms

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  • Date Published: May 2016
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107618930

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  • Clinical research has produced a continuous stream of evidence-based guidelines to guide practice in obstetrics. The guidelines are often widely scattered: this book brings together the essential guidelines in one comprehensive resource. The primarily focus is on Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and other UK national guidelines; however, many chapters contain a 'Guideline Comparator' box carrying information from important international guidelines. Where there are no UK guidelines, information based on international guidelines is provided; where any guidelines do not exist, available evidence and accepted norms of practice based on expert opinion are detailed. Several chapters also contain a 'what not to do' box, which should act as a source of rich debate! To assist those studying for postgraduate examinations - such as MRCOG - the information is presented in schematic flowcharts, representing a step-by-step method of approaching clinical problems and providing an easy-to-use learning resource.

    • An ideal resource for postgraduate examination preparation
    • Information is presented in step-by-step flowcharts to aid problem solving
    • Several chapters include a 'what not to do' section
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    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107618930
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 276 x 238 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • contains: 570 colour illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Fetal Conditions:
    1. Prenatal screening for aneuploidy and neural tube defects
    2. Routine fetal ultrasound screening
    3. Amniocenteses and chorionic villus sampling
    4. Non immune fetal hydrops
    5. Late intrauterine fetal death and stillbirth
    6. Fetal haemolytic disease
    7. Anti-D immunoglobulin for rhesus D prophylaxis
    8. Small for gestational age babies (SGA)
    9. Reduced fetal movements (RFM)
    10. Multiple pregnancy – twin pregnancy
    11. Amniotic fluid abnormalities
    Part II. Infections in Pregnancy:
    12. Human immunodeficiency virus
    13. Hepatitis
    14. Group B streptococcal disease in pregnancy
    15. Viral rash in pregnancy
    16. Genital herpes in pregnancy
    17. Rubella infection in pregnancy
    18. CMV infection in pregnancy
    19. Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy
    20. Parvo-virus infection in pregnancy
    21. Chicken pox in pregnancy
    22. Measles in pregnancy
    23. Malaria in pregnancy
    24. Bacterial sepsis in pregnancy
    Part III. Antenatal Care:
    25. Antenatal care
    26. Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) or gestational HT
    27. Pre-eclampsia (PET) and eclampsia
    28. Obstetric cholestasis (OC)
    29. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)
    30. Antepartum haemorrhage (APH)
    31. Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM)
    32. Preterm labour (PTL)
    33. Preterm labour – tocolysis and antenatal corticosteroids
    Part IV. Maternal Medicine:
    34. Chronic hypertension
    35. Pregnancy in pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus
    36. Cardiac disease and pregnancy
    37. Thyroid disorders in pregnancy
    38. Renal condition in pregnancy
    39. Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy
    40. Epilepsy in pregnancy
    41. Haemoglobinopathies – sickle cell disease in pregnancy
    42. Haemoglobinopathies – beta thalassemia in pregnancy
    43. Prevention and treatment of thrombosis and embolism during pregnancy and the puerperium
    44. Pruritis in pregnancy
    45. Antenatal and postnatal mental health
    Part V. Labour and Delivery:
    46. Breech presentation
    47. Caesarean section (CS)
    48. Induction of labour (IOL)
    49. Intra partum care
    50. Operative vaginal delivery (OVD)
    51. Vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC)
    52. Management of third, and fourth-degree, perineal tears
    Part VI. Obstetric Emergencies:
    53. Shoulder dystocia
    54. Prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)
    55. Blood transfusion (BT) in obstetrics
    56. Maternal collapse in pregnancy and the puerperium
    57. Umbilical cord prolapse
    58. Neonatal resuscitation
    Part VII. Postnatal Care:
    59. Postnatal care
    60. Bacterial sepsis following pregnancy
    Part VIII. Miscellaneous:
    61. Obesity in pregnancy
    62. Alcohol consumption in pregnancy
    63. Smoking in pregnancy
    64. Teenage pregnancy
    65. Reproductive ageing
    66. Air travel in pregnancy
    67. Women with breast cancer in pregnancy
    68. Complex social issues and pregnancy
    Index.

  • Authors

    Jyotsna Pundir, South-East London Deanery
    Jyotsna Pundir is a Sub-Speciality Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.

    Arri Coomarasamy, University of Birmingham
    Arri Coomarasamy is Professor of Gynaecology, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, and a Consultant in Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Birmingham Women's Hospital Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.

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