Case Files High-Risk Obstetrics

Case Files High-Risk Obstetrics

by Eugene Toy, Edward Yeomans, Linda Fonseca, Joseph Ernest
     
 

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Real patients, real cases teach you high-risk obstetrics

"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. 3 Stars."--Doody's

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Real patients, real cases teach you high-risk obstetrics

"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. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Case Files: High-Risk Obstetrics uses fifty clinical cases to illustrate evidence-based practice in high-risk obstetrics patients. Each case includes open-ended questions, extended discussion, Practice Pearls, a “Controversy” discussion, comprehension questions, and references to the most current literature with a brief critique of each article. This unique learning system teaches you to be a better clinician by learning in the context of real patients and reinforcing the latest evidence-based medicine.

Features

  • Clear and easy-to-follow case-based format helps residents and fellows develop clinical thinking skills
  • Based on current journal articles and landmark studies, with an accompanying brief critique
  • "Practical Pearls" give 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
  • Original line drawings and clinical images
  • Proven learning system improves exam scores

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Indiana 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:
9780071605441
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
11/26/2010
Series:
LANGE Case Files
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
450
File size:
23 MB
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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.

Mary A. Carroll, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. She has completed a maternal fetal medicine fellowship and has multiple intersts including fetal ultrasound.
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 Fonesca, 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 Houson. Her interests include prenatal diagnosis, multiple gestations, operative vaginal delivery and the in-vitro effects of antenatal corticosteroids.

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