Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide

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Paul Lyons
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 9, 2007 - Medical - 222 pages
A seasoned inner-city family physician concisely surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in a busy medical practice to provide a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. For each stage, Dr. Lyons addresses the major issues and problems, spelling out in detail management protocols about why and what action is to be taken, when it is to be done, and how it is to be interpreted. The key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference, and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Expert advice based on years of experience is also presented concerning physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques. A special PDA version of Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide is also available.
 

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Contents

Physiology
3
Preconception Counseling
11
Prenatal Care
19
Medications in Pregnancy
29
Dysmorphic Growth and Genetic Abnormalities
39
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
45
Preterm Labor
55
Premature Rupture of Membranes
63
PostDates Pregnancy
137
Normal Labor
145
Induction and Augmentation
151
Pain Management in Labor
155
Operative Delivery
159
Prolonged Labor
165
Shoulder Dystocia
171
Malpresentation
175

Early Pregnancy Bleeding
69
Late Pregnancy Bleeding
79
Recurrent Spontaneous Abortions
87
Rh Isoimmunization
91
Infection in Pregnancy
97
Hypertension in Pregnancy
109
Diabetes in Pregnancy
117
HIV and Pregnancy
123
Multigestational Pregnancy
131
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
179
Maternal Fever in Labor
183
Postpartum Hemorrhage
185
Perineal Laceration and Episiotomy
189
Newborn Evaluation
195
Routine Hospital Postpartum Management
199
Complications of the Hospital Postpartum Period
203
Index
207
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