Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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S. Arulkumaran, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Stergios K. Doumouchtsis
Oxford University Press, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 392 pages
The second edition of Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides a practical and accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in obstetrics and gynaecology, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise.

Designed around the symptoms and signs with which the patient presents to the hospital, this handbook explains how to arrive at a differential diagnosis and how to prevent, manage, or treat an emergency. The 'Obstetric emergencies' section covers topics from early pregnancy through to post-delivery complications, whilst the 'Gynaecologic emergencies' section addresses those issues that could potentially pose a threat to a women's fertility or even her life.

Addressing new topics on issues that have become more prevalent, such as substance misuse in pregnancy, and violence against women and children, the second edition of Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an essential read. A new topic on 'preoperative assessment' outlines how to manage consent, the risks, benefits, and what the patient should expect.

 

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S. Arulkumaran, Professor Emeritus in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's University of London, UK, Visiting Professor, Imperial College, London, UK, Stergios K. Doumouchtsis, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Professor, University of Athens, Greece

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCOG, is author of 250 indexed publications, 30 books and more than 175 book chapters. He is also Editor in Chief of Best Practise and research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology;
Honorary fellow of the American, Sri Lankan, South African, Pakistan, Indian, Japan, Australian & NZ Colleges of O&G, Royal College of Midwives and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health; and Honorary Member of the Canadian, Malaysian, German, Italian, Mumbai and South African Societies. He was knighted in recognition of Services to Medicine & Health Services by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours List in June 2009.

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis MSc MPH PhD MRCOG studied medicine at the University of Athens Medical School and was later awarded a PhD in Surgical Research. He trained at the London Deanery. Following the completion of subspecialty training in Urogynaecology at St George's Hospital, London, Stergios was awarded an Ethicon Travel Award by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and worked as a visiting Scholar in the University of Michigan, where he trained in Robotic Surgery and participated in research projects with the Pelvic Floor Research Group. Stergios is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St George's as well as the Lead Urogynaecologist Consultant for Childbirth Injury and Pelvic Health after Childbirth services, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's University, London. He is currently a member of several scientific and professional committees, working groups and societies, and is a prolific conference speaker and author of journal articles.

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