Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Cases with Expert Commentary
Natasha Hezelgrave, Danielle Abbott, Andrew Shennan
Oxford University Press, Jan 16, 2015 - Medical - 344 pages
Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a case-based guide to difficult scenarios faced in both fields, covering many of the major sub-speciality areas of each. The 24 cases have been selected to cover a spectrum of challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. Recognising that any attempt to cover the whole curriculum is impossible, the authors have instead chosen specific, challenging scenarios that are commonly encountered in clinical practice, but by no means have simple answers or outcomes.
Complex cases are examined from a multidisciplinary approach with consideration of diagnostic procedures, practical skills, evidence base, and the application of national and international guidelines. There is also a summary of evidence from the medical literature in various subspecialty areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, alongside current controversies in management. Cases are punctuated by easy-to-read "Learning Points", "Clinical Tips", and "Evidence Base" boxes, speeding the learning process as well as providing a handy dip-into guide for those just refreshing their memory.
Each case is set off by an 'Expert Commentary' written by an internationally-renowned expert in each field, leaving the reader with both a solid base of knowledge and a nuanced view of current challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. This collaboration between trainees and experts provides a unique insight into the management of complex and often rare but important obstetrics and gynaecology cases, within a highly user-friendly format and a ready-made means of self-learning and self-testing.Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology makes for a useful, relevant and interesting read, enabling the reader to readily transfer the knowledge gained to everyday clinical practice.
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CASE 1 A classic case of heavy menstrual bleeding?
CASE 2 Severe endometriosis in a young woman with unexpected endorgan failure
a diagnostic and management dilemma
CASE 4 Preimplantation genetic diagnosis in oligozoospermia
is conservative management the best we can offer?
the importance of a multidisciplinary approach
CASE 7 Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy complicated by twintwin transfusion syndrome
delaying the inevitable?
lupus nephritis flare or preeclampsiaa diagnostic challenge
CASE 15 Management of a pregnant woman with morbid obesity
balancing maternal and neonatal morbidity
CASE 17 Vaginal birth after caesarean section
challenges in optimal perinatal management
CASE 19 Forewarned is forearmed in massive obstetric haemorrhage
not the same as the normal menopause
an evolving challenge for us all
CASE 9 Earlyonset fetal growth restriction
CASE 10 Dilemmas of preterm birth
CASE 11 Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy
CASE 12 The challenges and controversies of pregnancy and diabetes
the dilemmas of management