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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology: An Evidence-Based Text for MRCOG is an indispensable textbook for trainees preparing for the MRCOG examination and beyond. Based on the 2009 RCOG curriculum MRCOG standards and the relevant theoretical and practical skills required clearly highlighted at the start of each chapter Focused on the evidence-base for treatments with evidence scoring, published guidelines and key references Accessible, digestible chapters with summaries, key points, tables and illustrative material This second edition of this innovative textbook provides all the information required by the obstetrics and gynaecology trainee and specialist during training and in preparation for the MRCOG examination. Sub-sections within Obstetrics, Gynaecology and a general section are divided in line with the RCOG trainee logbook. The text is consistently structured throughout to ensure ease of reference with standardized headings including definitions, incidence, aetiology, incidence, investigations and management. Recommendations for medical, surgical, psychological and complementary treatment and diagnostic tests are all subject to appraisal of the supporting evidence which is rated from A-E according to RCOG guidelines. The Section Editors and Editors are renowned in the field and have close affiliations with the RCOG.
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PART ONE INTRODUCTORY/GENERAL Part Editor: James Drife Evidence-based medicine and medical informatics The general principles of surgery Communication and counselling The law, medicine and women's rights PART TWO OBSTETRICS Part Editor: Philip Baker SECTION A Antenatal complications: maternal Section Editor: Philip Baker ANTENATAL Routine antenatal care: an overview Pre-existing Chronic hypertension Arising in pregnancy Anaemia Medication in pregnancy Maternal mortality Section B Antenatal complications: fetal conditions Section Editor: Mark Kilby Fetal anomalies Biochemical screening Previous history of fetal loss Multiple pregnancy Fetal infections Tests of fetal well-being Fetal growth restriction Aberrant liquor volume Fetal hydrops Malpresentation Prolonged pregnancy INTRAPARTUM Routine intrapartum care: an overview Section C Late pregnancy/intrapartum events Section Editor: Lucy Kean Preterm labour Pre-labour rupture of the membranes Antepartum haemorrhage Intrauterine fetal death Section D First stage of labour Section Editor: Lucy Kean Induction of labour Management after previous caesarean section Poor progress in labour Meconium Fetal compromise in the first stage of labour Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia Caesarean section Section E Second stage of labour Section Editor: Lucy Kean Fetal compromise in the second stage of labour Shoulder dystocia Instrumental vaginal delivery Breech presentation Perineal trauma POST-DELIVERY Section F Postpartum complications: neonatal Section Editor: Lucy Kean Perinatal asphyxia Neonatal resuscitation Common neonatal complications Perinatal mortality Section G Postpartum complications: maternal Section Editor: Mark Kilby Postpartum collapse Postpartum haemorrhage Postpartum pyrexia Disturbed mood Problems with breastfeeding PART THREE GYNAECOLOGY Part Editor: David Luesley Section A Reproductive medicine Section Editor: Bill Ledger Normal and abnormal development of the genitalia Karyotypic abnormalities Menarche and adolescent gynaecology Ovarian and menstrual cycles Contraception, sterilization and termination of pregnancy Disorders of menstruation Endometrial function Fertility and conception Normal conception Polycystic ovarian syndrome Hirsutism and virilism Amenorrhoea and oligomenorrhoea Menopause and hormone replacement therapy Problems in early pregnancy Reproductive ageing and ovarian reserve Section B Pelvic floor and lower urinary tract dysfunction Section Editor: Linda Cardozo Assessment of lower urinary tract function Urinary incontinence Other lower urinary tract disorders Lower urinary tract infections Urogenital prolapse Sexual problems in gynaecology Infection and sexual health Section C Lower genital tract Section Editor: David Luesley Benign vulval problems Vulval pain syndromes Pre-invasive disease Section D Gynaecological oncology Section Editor: Henry Kitchener Endometrial cancer Cervical cancer Benign and malignant ovarian masses Vulval and vaginal cancer Gestational trophoblastic disease

About the Author

David M Luesley MA, MD, FRCOG, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Philip N Baker DM, BMedSci, BM, BS, FRCOG, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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'This second edition of the innovative text, modelled on the current MRCOG curriculum, provides all the information that is required by the trainee and during training and when preparing for the MRCOG examination... This textbook has established itself as an indispensable guide to the specialty' Doody's Core Titles

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