Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Errol R. Norwitz, Carolyn M. Zelop, David A. Miller, David L. Keefe
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 20, 2018 - Medical - 648 pages

The most comprehensive evidence-based guide to both obstetrics and gynecology

Aimed at practicing obstetricians, gynecologists, and trainees in the specialty, Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology concentrates on the clinical practice areas of diagnosis, investigation and management. The first section of the book discusses evidence-based medicine methodology in the context of the two specialties. The second and third sections cover all the major conditions in obstetrics and gynecology, with each chapter reviewing the best available evidence for management of the particular condition. The chapters are structured in line with EBM methodology, meaning the cases generate the relevant clinical questions.

Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology provides in-depth chapter coverage of abnormal vaginal bleeding; ectopic pregnancy; pelvic pain; lower genital tract infections; contraception and sterilization; breast diseases; urogynecology; endocrinology and infertility; puberty and precocious puberty; cervical dysplasia and HPV; cervical, vaginal, vulvar, uterine, and ovarian cancer; preconception care; prenatal care and diagnosis; drugs and medications in pregnancy; maternal complications; chronic hypertension; diabetes mellitus; thyroid disease; neurologic disease; psychiatric disease; postterm pregnancy; fetal complications; preeclampsia; and more.

  • First book to address evidence-based practice for obstetrics and gynecology combined
  • EBM is a highly relevant approach for this high risk specialty
  • Edited by leading US specialist involved in the evidence-based medicine movement

Evidence-Based Obstetrics and Gynecology is an important text for obstetricians and gynecologists in practice and in training, as well as for specialist nurses.


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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Cardiovascular disease
Congenital cardiac disease
Renal disease
Diabetes mellitus
Neurologic disease
Diagnosis and management of antiphospholipid
Hematologic disease

Genital tract infections
Uterine fibroids
3 Effects of treatment by modality
Endometriosis and adenomyosis
Pelvic floor prolapseurinary incontinence
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Menopause and
Cervical cancer
2 2008 International Federation of Gynecology
Vulvalvaginal cancer
2 Summary of studies performed to evaluate the detection
Endometrial cancer
Recurrent pregnancy loss
Preconception care
Maternal complications
Prenatal diagnosis
3 Likelihood ratios LR of trisomy 21 with detection
Hyperemesis gravidarum
Drugs and medication in pregnancy
Clinical questions
Infections in pregnancy
Venous thromboembolic disease
Gastrointestinal disorders
Psychiatric disease
Preterm labor
Preterm premature rupture of membranes
Antepartum hemorrhage
Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
Postterm pregnancy
Disorders of amniotic fluid volume
Disorders of fetal growth
Multiple pregnancies and births
Intrauterine fetal demise
Fetal anomalies
Antepartumintrapartum fetal surveillance
Clinical questions
Inductionaugmentation of labor
midtrimester induction of labor
Postpartum hemorrhage
Methods for spontaneous delivery
Cesarean delivery in the obese parturient

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Errol R. Norwitz, MD, PhD, MBA, is the Louis E. Phaneuf Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Norwitz trained at Cape Town, Oxford and Harvard Schools of Medicine and is closely involved in the evidence based medicine movement. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer and Chair of Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Tufts Medical Center.

Carolyn M. Zelop, MD, is the Director of Ultrasound and Perinatal Research in the Division of MFM and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, and a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

David A. Miller, MD, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

David L. Keefe, MD, is the Stanley H. Kaplan Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

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