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Errol R. Norwitz, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School ofMedicine and Yale–New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, USA


Michael A. Belfort, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah Schoolof Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA  and HCA Healthcare,Nashville, Tennessee, USA


George R. Saade, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch,Texas, USA


Hugh Miller, M.D., University of Arizona, Arizona, USA

The evidence relating to the advances in obstetric practice andresearch over the past several decades have resulted in significantimprovements in maternal and perinatal outcome. The obstetric careprovider has the responsibility to be aware of these improvementsand implement evidence–based practice when the situation requires.Clinical decisions should, as much as possible, be evidence based.This requires expertise in retrieving, interpreting, and applyingthe results of scientific studies and in communicating effectivelythe risks and benefits of different courses of action topatients.


The highly–regarded authors have used easy–to–follow managementalgorithms presented in a highly visual format to assist rapiddecision making; with sections covering:



  • Preventative Health

  • Maternal Disorders

  • Infectious Complications

  • Antenatal Complications

  • Intrapartum / Postpartum Complications


Featuring best obstetric management guidance, based on gradedpublished evidence and recommendations, this book will enablepracticing and trainee obstetrician–gynecologists  and nursemidwives to ensure that the primary goals of the delivery of ahealthy mother and a healthy baby are met.


Title of Related Interest
Protocols for High–Risk Pregnancy, 4th Edition
John T. Queenan, Catherine Y. Spong, Charles J. Lockwood
9781405125796


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Errol R. Norwitz, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School ofMedicine and Yale–New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, USA


Michael A. Belfort, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah Schoolof Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA  and HCA Healthcare,Nashville, Tennessee, USA


George R. Saade, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch,Texas, USA


Hugh Miller, M.D., University of Arizona, Arizona, USA

The evidence relating to the advances in obstetric practice andresearch over the past several decades have resulted in significantimprovements in maternal and perinatal outcome. The obstetric careprovider has the responsibility to be aware of these improvementsand implement evidence–based practice when the situation requires.Clinical decisions should, as much as possible, be evidence based.This requires expertise in retrieving, interpreting, and applyingthe results of scientific studies and in communicating effectivelythe risks and benefits of different courses of action topatients.


The highly–regarded authors have used easy–to–follow managementalgorithms presented in a highly visual format to assist rapiddecision making; with sections covering:



  • Preventative Health

  • Maternal Disorders

  • Infectious Complications

  • Antenatal Complications

  • Intrapartum / Postpartum Complications


Featuring best obstetric management guidance, based on gradedpublished evidence and recommendations, this book will enablepracticing and trainee obstetrician–gynecologists  and nursemidwives to ensure that the primary goals of the delivery of ahealthy mother and a healthy baby are met.


Title of Related Interest
Protocols for High–Risk Pregnancy, 4th Edition
John T. Queenan, Catherine Y. Spong, Charles J. Lockwood
9781405125796


Contents:

Preface.

List of abbreviations.


Section 1 Preventive Health.


1 Abnormal Pap Smear.


2 Immunization.


3 Preconception Care.


4 Prenatal Care.


Section 2 Maternal Disorders.


5 Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.


6 Asthma.


7 Cholestasis of Pregnancy.


8 Chronic Hypertension.


9 Deep Vein Thrombosis.


10 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.


11 Gestational Hypertension.


12 Pre–eclampsia.


13 Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus.


14 Pulmonary Edema.


15 Pulmonary Embolism.


16 Renal Disease.


17 Seizure Disorder.


18 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.


19 Thrombocytopenia.


20 Thyroid Dysfunction.


Section 3 Infectious Complications.


21 Asymptomatic Bacteriuria.


22 Urinary Tract Infection/Pyelonephritis.


23 Lower Genital Tract Infections.


24 Group B Streptococcus.


25 Hepatitis B.


26 Herpes Simplex Virus.


27 Human Immunodefi ciency Virus.


28 Parvovirus B19.


29 Syphilis.


30 Tuberculosis.


31 Chorioamnionitis (Intra–amniotic Infection).


Section 4 Antenatal Complications.


32 Advanced Maternal Age.


33 Antepartum Fetal Testing.


34 Breast Lesions.


35 Cervical Insuffi ciency.


36 First–trimester Vaginal Bleeding.


37 Higher–order Multiple Pregnancy.


38 Hyperemesis Gravidarum.


39 Intrauterine Fetal Demise.


40 Intrauterine Growth Restriction.


41 Isoimmunization.


42 Macrosomia.


43 Oligohydramnios.


44 Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.


45 Placenta Accreta.


46 Placenta Previa.


47 Placental Abruption.


48 Polyhydramnios.


49 Post–term Pregnancy.


50 Prenatal Diagnosis.


51 Preterm Labor.


52 Screening for Preterm Birth.


53 Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes.


54 Vaginal Birth after Cesarean.


55 Teratology.


56 Term Premature Rupture of the Membranes.


57 Twin Pregnancy.


Section 5 Intrapartum/Postpartum Complications.


58 Breech Presentation.


59 Intrapartum Fetal Testing.


60 Cesarean Delivery.


61 Operative Vaginal Delivery.


62 Intrapartum Management of Twin Pregnancy.


63 Postpartum Hemorrhage.


64 Retained Placenta.


65 Postpartum Endomyometritis.


66 Mastitis.


67 Vasa Previa.


68 Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders.


69 Sterilization.


Section 6 Obstetric Emergencies.


70 Acute Abdomen in Pregnancy.


71 Acute Asthma Exacerbation.


72 Acute Shortness of Breath.


73 Cord Prolapse.


74 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.


75 Diabetic Ketoacidosis.


76 Eclampsia.


77 Shoulder Dystocia.


78 Thyroid Storm.


Index.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781444314496
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: April, 2010
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 189.00 x 246.00 x 12.32

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Midwifery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

MEET THE AUTHOR

Errol Norwitz, Yale Medical School and Yale–New HavenHospital


George Saade, University of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston


Michael Belfort, University of Utah Medical School