Case Files High-Risk Obstetrics / Edition 1

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Overview

Case Files®: High-Risk Obstetrics presents 44 clinical cases based on the most recent literature to illustrate current evidence-based practices in high-risk obstetrics. Each case includes an extended discussion that combines clinical relevance with pathophysiology, practice pearls, "controversy" features, comprehension questions, and references to the most recent literature with a brief critique of each article.

44 cases designed to sharpen your clinical skills

Clear and easy-to-follow case-based learning system helps you develop clinical thinking skills

Based on current journal articles and landmark studies, with accompanying critique

Practice pearls provide evidence-based recommendations for patient management

Controversy feature discusses current controversies and different views related to each case

Multiple-choice comprehension questions accompany each case

Perfect for residents, fellows, practicing physicians, nurse-midwives, and faculty

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a handy review of high-risk obstetrics in a case-based format.
Purpose: The purpose is to help shape young clinicians' thinking when they are facing patients with complex obstetrical problems. The authors present interesting cases and then lead readers through the thought processes that they should use. Questions are presented at the end of every chapter. The format is designed to provide vignettes to help learners apply their obstetrical knowledge in a practical way.
Audience: The book seems geared for resident physicians and for medical students on an obstetrical rotation. Despite the limited focus, the book does a good job of meeting the needs of its target audience. I easily can envision medical students with down time during the rotation flipping through the pages of this book.
Features: The majority of the book presents a clinical vignette and then provides clues to the diagnosis. The cases are great and the information is thorough. Case 1 describes a normal, routine pregnancy and serves as a nice jumping off point for a discussion of the physiology of pregnancy. The information is accurate, but I find myself questioning the presentation. Perhaps having the questions situated immediately after the vignette may be most beneficial for the reader. The book seems intended for people in a rush. If time was of the essence, a reader may pick case 1, go over the questions, and if they get them right, move to the next case. This is reasonable, but the layout as currently constituted may give them pause before moving on. Case 2 is an excellent review of the options available for Down syndrome screening. Again, in this case, questions may be more useful immediately after the presentation. I realize that there are questions that follow the vignette, but the natural flow of the chapter may be disrupted by having the questions again at the end. Certain cases lend themselves to illustrations better than others, but the book as a whole would be better off with a few additional pictures. The entire first section likely could be omitted or significantly condensed in future editions. The information seems beneath the level of the intended audience. I found myself skimming/skipping this section and I envision other readers doing the same.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook on high risk obstetrics. The ideal audience is medical students or residents in the field who like real life scenarios to accentuate their learning. It is best suited for those in a time crunch, and residents and students certainly qualify. Future editions should consider revamping the introductory section and including additional images when appropriate.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD(Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a handy review of high-risk obstetrics in a case-based format.
Purpose: The purpose is to help shape young clinicians' thinking when they are facing patients with complex obstetrical problems. The authors present interesting cases and then lead readers through the thought processes that they should use. Questions are presented at the end of every chapter. The format is designed to provide vignettes to help learners apply their obstetrical knowledge in a practical way.
Audience: The book seems geared for resident physicians and for medical students on an obstetrical rotation. Despite the limited focus, the book does a good job of meeting the needs of its target audience. I easily can envision medical students with down time during the rotation flipping through the pages of this book.
Features: The majority of the book presents a clinical vignette and then provides clues to the diagnosis. The cases are great and the information is thorough. Case 1 describes a normal, routine pregnancy and serves as a nice jumping off point for a discussion of the physiology of pregnancy. The information is accurate, but I find myself questioning the presentation. Perhaps having the questions situated immediately after the vignette may be most beneficial for the reader. The book seems intended for people in a rush. If time was of the essence, a reader may pick case 1, go over the questions, and if they get them right, move to the next case. This is reasonable, but the layout as currently constituted may give them pause before moving on. Case 2 is an excellent review of the options available for Down syndrome screening. Again, in this case, questions may be more useful immediately after the presentation. I realize that there are questions that follow the vignette, but the natural flow of the chapter may be disrupted by having the questions again at the end. Certain cases lend themselves to illustrations better than others, but the book as a whole would be better off with a few additional pictures. The entire first section likely could be omitted or significantly condensed in future editions. The information seems beneath the level of the intended audience. I found myself skimming/skipping this section and I envision other readers doing the same.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook on high risk obstetrics. The ideal audience is medical students or residents in the field who like real life scenarios to accentuate their learning. It is best suited for those in a time crunch, and residents and students certainly qualify. Future editions should consider revamping the introductory section and including additional images when appropriate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071605434
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Series: LANGE Case Files Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 511
  • Sales rank: 1,431,990
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugence C. Toy, MD, is a dual-certified family physician and OB/GYN and is Academic Chief and Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He also oversees the OB/GYN clerkship at Christus-St. Joseph Hospital and is actively involved in teaching medical students.

Edward Yeomans, MD, is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Chief of Obstetrics at LBJ Hospital (Houston, TX), and a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. He is a world-renowned speaker, educator, and expert in a variety of topics within high-risk obstetrics, including operative vaginal deliveries, multiple gestation, and critical care.

Linda Fonseca, MD, is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. She joined the faculty in September 2006 after completing medical school, residency, and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her interests include prenatal diagnosis, multiple gestations, operative vaginal delivery, and the in-vitro effects of antenatal corticosteroids.

Joseph M. Ernest, MD, is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Section I How to Approach Clinical Problems 1

Part 1 Approach to the Patient 2

Part 2 Approach to Clinical Diagnosis and Staging 7

Section II Clinical Cases 11

Forty-Four Case Scenarios 13

Section III Listing of Cases 481

Listing by Case Number 483

Listing by Disorder (Alphabetical) 484

Index 487

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