Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Edition 8

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Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 8th Edition, remains to be one of the best clinical companions for trainees in obstetrics and gynecology. In an even easier-to-use format, there is a clear division between obstetrics and gynecology content. Now with the inclusion of feature boxes throughout, trainees can quickly and easily pick out key points and concept summaries. Within each section, material is subdivided into logical subsections reflecting a natural, progressive pathway where possible allowing for trainees to better navigate the text.

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Review copy sent 29/05/12: Doody's
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Reviewer: Katherine J Hladky, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive introductory review of obstetrics and gynecology, designed to update the sixth edition from 1999.
Purpose: The authors intend this as a complete introductory text for trainees. There is need for such a text, and Dewhurst's nicely provides it.
Audience: The book is targeted at an audience in training, including students, residents, and midlevel providers.
Features: This book makes an effort to discuss the whole of obstetrics and gynecology, from fetal development to pregnancy to disorders in postmenopausal women. It provides brief explanations of most of the common illnesses and issues pertinent in obstetrics and gynecology practice. In a nice touch, some chapters provide a list of references for additional reading, and others have "key points" at the end of each section.
Assessment: This is a good, brief summary of obstetrics and gynecology. It can provide an overview for trainees or individuals outside the field. This edition has made an effort to keep the information current.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470654576
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 868
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Edited by
D. Keith Edmonds, MB BS, FRCOG, FRACOG, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, UK

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Table of Contents

Contributors, viii

Professor Sir John Dewhurst, xiii

Preface to the Eighth Edition, xiv

Preface to the First Edition, xv

Section 1 Obstetrics

Part 1 Basic Science

1 Maternal Physiology, 5
Fiona Broughton Pipkin

2 The Placenta and Fetal Membranes, 16
Berthold Huppertz and John C.P. Kingdom

3 Normal Fetal Growth, 26
Jason Gardosi

Part 2 Normal Pregnancy

4 Pre-conception Counselling, 35
Mandish K. Dhanjal

5 Antenatal Care, 42
George Attilakos and Timothy G. Overton

Part 3 Early Pregnancy Problems

6 Spontaneous Miscarriage, 53
Catriona M. Stalder

7 Recurrent Miscarriage, 60
Siobhan Quenby

8 Gestational Trophoblast Tumours, 66
Philip Savage and Michael Seckl

9 Ectopic Pregnancy, 76
Davor Jurkovic

10 Induced Abortion, 88
Gillian Flett and Allan Templeton

Part 4 Maternal Medicine

11 Hypertensive Disorders, 101
Jason J.S. Waugh and Maria C. Smith

12 Heart Disease in Pregnancy, 111
Catherine Nelson-Piercy

13 Diabetes and Endocrine Disease in Pregnancy, 121
Anne Dornhorst and Catherine Williamson

14 Renal Disease, 137
Sarah Winfi eld and John M. Davison

15 Haematological Problems in Pregnancy, 151
Peter Clark, Andrew J. Thomson and Ian A. Greer

16 Miscellaneous Medical Disorders, 173
Andrew McCarthy

Part 5 Fetal Medicine

17 Antenatal Screening, 185
Ruwan C. Wimalasundera

18 Disorders of Fetal Growth and Assessment of Fetal Well-being, 200
Gordon C.S. Smith and Christoph C. Lees

19 Fetal Medical Conditions, 208
Janet Brennand

20 Fetal Anomalies, 219
Sailesh Kumar

21 Multiple Pregnancy, 230
Mark D. Kilby and Dick Oepkes

Part 6 Birth

22 The Normal Mechanisms of Labour, 247
Andrés López Bernal and Errol R. Norwitz

23 Post-term Pregnancy, 269
Aaron B. Caughey

24 Induction and Augmentation of Labour, 287
Jane E. Norman

25 Obstetric Emergencies, 296
Sara Paterson-Brown

26 Malpresentation, Malposition, Cephalopelvic Disproportion and Obstetric Procedures, 311
Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

27 Fetal Monitoring During Labour, 326
Sara Paterson-Brown

28 Preterm Labour, 338
Phillip Bennett

29 Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, 356
Felicity Plaat

Part 7 Postnatal Care

30 Puerperium and Lactation, 365
D. Keith Edmonds

31 Neonatal Care for Obstetricians, 377
Glynn Russell

32 Obstetric Statistics, 394
James J. Walker

Section 2 Gynaecology

Part 8 Gynaecology

33 Clinical Anatomy of the Pelvis and Reproductive Tract, 413
Alan Farthing

34 Normal and Abnormal Development of the Genital Tract, 421
D. Keith Edmonds

35 The Role of Ultrasound in Gynaecology, 435
Tom Bourne

36 Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy, 448
Adam Magos

Part 9 Childhood and Adolescence

37 Puberty and Its Disorders, 471
D. Keith Edmonds

38 Gynaecological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence, 480
D. Keith Edmonds

Part 10 Menstruation

39 The Menstrual Cycle, 487
William L. Ledger

40 Contraception and Sterilization, 495
Sharon T. Cameron and Anna Glasier

41 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Secondary Amenorrhoea, 513
Adam Balen

42 Menstrual Problems: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Primary Dysmenorrhoea, 534
Andrew W. Horne and Hilary O.D. Critchley

43 Premenstrual Syndrome, 544
P.M. Shaughn O'Brien

44 Menopause and the Postmenopausal Woman, 553
Nick Panay

Part 11 Inability to Conceive

45 Infertility, 567
Mark Hamilton

46 Assisted Reproduction, 580
Geoffrey Trew and Stuart Lavery

Part 12 Pelvic Pain

47 Pelvic Infection, 597
Jonathan D.C. Ross

48 Chronic Pelvic Pain, 607
R. William Stones

49 Endometriosis, 615
Stephen Kennedy and Philippe Koninckx

Part 13 Urogynaecology

50 Uterovaginal Prolapse, 627
Anthony R.B. Smith

51 Urinary Incontinence, 635
Dudley Robinson and Linda Cardozo

Part 14 Benign Gynaecological Disease

52 Benign Diseases of the Vulva, 695
Fiona M. Lewis and Sallie M. Neill

53 Benign Diseases of the Vagina, Cervix and Ovary, 706
D. Keith Edmonds

54 Benign Disease of the Uterus, 715
Aradhana Khaund and Mary Ann Lumsden

Part 15 Gynaecological Oncology

55 Malignant Disease of the Vulva and the Vagina, 729
David M. Luesley

56 Premalignant and Malignant Disease of the Cervix, 747
Mahmood I. Shafi

57 Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, 760
Hani Gabra and Sarah Blagden

58 Endometrial Cancer, 776
Sean Kehoe

Part 16 Miscellaneous Topics

59 Sexual Dysfunction, 785
Claudine Domoney

60 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 798
Maureen Dalton

61 Ethical Dilemmas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 805
Sheila McLean

62 The Law and the Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, 815
Bertie Leigh

Index, 823

Colour plate sections can be found facing pages 432

(Plates 8.1-52.10) and 656 (Plates 52.11-55.7)

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    My paws slip and the ice breaks. "Dewkit! Dewkit!" Petalcloud yowls. "Stand back!" Thrushwing pushes past my mother, and runs toward the river. "You fool!" Thrushwing hisses as he tries to jump back. I take a moment to determine my surroundings. We are floating on a thin piece of ice, down the river. I gasp as I see a huge waterfall just a few fox-lengths ahead. Suddenly, Thrushwing grabs me and tosses me towards shore. I nearly make it, but the strong wind sends me flying. I land in the river, and try to fight against the current. The current is strong, and as I am fighting, I hear his yowl for help. Thrushwing is about to go over the waterfall. He disappears from sight, and I begin to whimper. I let out a cry for help. Petalcloud makes a grab for me and the cold air stings my freezing body. "Thrushwing!" I yowl. "Thrushwing is dead. Because of YOU!" Petalcloud's voice is a snarl. Reality strikes me like lightning. My father is dead. "Dewkit, no, Deathkit, of FoxClan." Petalcloud snarls. "You are no kit of mine!" She swats at my face and I try to dodge, but her paw hits my cheek, and I feel the marks her claws left by my ear stinging. "Duskstar, I insist this kit be called Deathkit!" The coldness in her voice is a sign of her newly found hatred of me. "Dewkit, from now on, you will be known as Deathkit!" Duskstar yowls. "Stop! She has done nothing! You are the fool!" Larkwing objects. "What did you all me?" Duskstar snarls. Larkwing just looks at him. The deputy, Fireblaze is about to confirm it, but he closes his mouth right after he opens it. I risk a glance at Larkwing, nod to her in thanks, then quickly turn away. If my name is Deathkit, what will my warrior nane be? Deathheart? Deathcurse? Deathriver? The worst would be Deathriver. It would be a constant reminder of this moment. Every time a cat spoke my name, it would remind me. Then the chanting starts. "Dewkit! Dewkit! Dewkit!" <br>
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