Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Judy Bothamley
Midwives are encountering more and more women whose pregnancies are complicated by medical conditions, including cardiac disease, obesity and diabetes. This new edition is completely up-to-date and offers highly practical solutions for everyday midwifery practice, acknowledging the importance of promoting normality where possible. This text includes physiology, explanations of conditions and principles of care for preconception, pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. Each chapter brings together the basic knowledge of a condition and how it changes during pregnancy in an integrated and accessible way, including a new chapter dedicated to obesity. Explanations of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, common drugs and illustrative colour pictures are included in relevant chapters. Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth is a vital guide for student midwives, as well as a useful reference for practising midwives.
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
by Sarah Creighton
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG) is recognized as a specialist area and clinicians working in PAG need specific expertise. A wide spectrum of conditions needs to be addressed, ranging from simple disorders which respond to basic treatment to complex congenital anomalies with a genetic origin and life-long health consequences. Investigations must be appropriate and treatment should reduce symptoms and distress whilst optimizing gynecological and reproductive potential. Centered upon a series of common clinical presentations, this book includes stepwise guidance on the initial investigations, management, and treatment options. Guidance is supported by the most up-to-date evidence-base, written by clinicians with dedicated clinical and research experience in PAG. New techniques - such as laparoscopic surgery - are included and the importance of the psychological assessment of children with specific PAG disorders is highlighted. The book also includes an authoritative chapter on safeguarding - recognizing the unique opportunity for gynecologists in child protection.
Manual of Fertility Enhancing Hysteroscopy
by Shikha Jain
This book is an illustrated and comprehensive compilation by experts in the field of fertility enhancing endoscopic surgery and assisted reproduction. This book catalogues full spectrum of diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy in the infertile population. The authors describe different techniques in various clinical conditions and review the recent evidence based literature supporting them. All procedures are explained in clear and precise text supplemented with high quality color pictures.
Obstetric Intensive Care Manual, Fifth Edition
by Michael R. Foley
For two decades, the Obstetric Intensive Care Manual has distinguished itself as the go-to guide for obstetricians, intensivists, residents, and nurses requiring immediate, practical guidance on intensive and critical care obstetric issues. Carefully written and formatted to deliver at-a-glance answers the moment they are needed, this trusted resource delivers treatment information on the most commonly encountered emergencies such as maternal sepsis, postpartum hemorrhage, cardiac disease, and thyroid emergencies. The Manual also covers key topics in managing obstetric patients in the ICU, such as transporting critically ill patients, fetal considerations and neonatal resuscitation, fluid and electrolyte therapy, and advanced cardiac life support.
Asthma, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases During Pregnancy: A Guide to Management
by Jennifer A. Namazy
With insight and research from world-renowned experts, this book provides specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment, addressing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management. Specific conditions examined include asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis, anaphylaxis, atopic and contact dermatitis, urticaria and angioedema, hereditary angioedema, drug allergies, and primary immune deficiency. An overview of obstetric management of the high risk asthmatic and allergic patient is provided, and the book concludes with a discussion of the prevention of asthma and allergic diseases during childhood.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Evidence-Based Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic and Robotic Surgeries
by Jon Ivar Einarsson
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeryprovides a complete, practical and timely review of the minimally invasive surgical techniques used to treat gynaecologic diseases and conditions. Recent advances in technology and instrumentation, particularly the use of robot-assisted surgery, mean that minimally invasive approaches have become increasingly established as alternatives to traditional open surgeries. This book describes the full range of minimally invasive procedures in current gynaecologic practice, with discussion of the indications and contraindications and a summary of available evidence. The book opens with a section describing instrumentation, electrosurgery, how to avoid and manage complications and single port surgery. Subsequent sections cover procedures for benign and malignant conditions and relevant robotically assisted surgeries.
- Highly structured chapters provide practical guidance to key steps of each procedure, alternative management options; contraindications and available evidence
- Stellar contributors from leading centers in the USA, Brazil, Chile, Canada, France, Italy and Belgium ensure coverage reflects global best practice
Sanfilippo’s Textbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: Second Edition
by Joseph S. Sanfilippo
This textbook provides a comprehensive review of all the common and less often encountered pediatric and adolescent gynecology problems in daily practice, both in the ambulatory as well as in the surgical setting. This new edition has been updated to keep it closely aligned to what general gynecologists or family physicians will want to know when dealing with a paediatric or adolescent patient, with accompanying videos.
Obesity and Obstetrics
by Tahir A. Mahmood
Obesity and Obstetrics, Second Edition, brings together experts to examine the issues and challenges of obesity and obstetrics, also discussing how obesity affects fertility, reproduction and pregnancy. Beginning with the worldwide epidemic of obesity, chapters then go on to review obesity and hyperglycemia of pregnancy, management of labor, interventions to improve care during pregnancy, and long-term impact of maternal obesity.
- Provides an essential reference on the significant risk of complications during pregnancy, including early pregnancy loss, recurrent miscarriage and fetal developmental abnormalities
- Builds foundational knowledge on how maternal obesity predisposes offspring to obesity, highlighting that the prevention of childhood obesity begins during pregnancy
- Assembles critically evaluated chapters focused on obesity and obstetrics to meet the practical needs of obstetricians, endocrinologists and general practitioners
Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach
by John T. Queenan
This book is a must-have for all health professionals involved in the care of women with high risk pregnancies. It is a concise and practical resource for all perinatal care and a reference for the diagnosis and management of high risk pregnancy. The fifth edition of this classic, focuses on factors affecting pregnancy, genetics, practical diagnostic techniques, maternal diseases in pregnancy and pregnancy complications, labor, anesthesia, and neonatal considerations. Dr Queenan is joined in the fifth edition by a new editor, Catherine Spong. The book will take an explicitly evidence-based approach this time around and will expand upon several important areas; genetics, doppler ultrasound, prevention, AIDS, group B streptococcus, preeclampsia, and prematurity.
Pre-eclampsia: Prevention, Prediction and Possibilities
by Pankaj Desai
Pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and/or edema and/or proteinuria, can have profound effects on the mother as well as the unborn fetus and even threaten their lives. Pre-eclampsia: Prevention, Prediction and Possibilities discusses the possible causes of the condition, its effects on various body systems, current methods of prediction, prevention, and treatment. What makes this book unique is its coverage of the deep intricacies of what causes Pre-eclampsia from examining the role of genetics and exosomes to lipids and their denaturation to endothelial denaturation and reperfusion damage. These extremely complex processes are thoroughly examined and then explained in a simplified way to enhance understanding. The latest concepts in color Doppler in prediction and current measures of prevention and treatment are explained at length. Overall, Pre-eclampsia will provide an updated resource for practicing obstetricians, research scientists, students and professionals involved in the care of pregnant subjects. Key Features
- Presents the etiopathology of Pre-eclampsia with recent research update
- Establishes the link between Pre-eclampsia and other obstetric vasculopathies
- Covers individual systemic effects of the condition
- Explores the latest approach in prediction, prevention and treatment of Pre-eclampsia