Handbook of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Handbook Series) / Edition 4

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Revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this practical, portable, and affordable handbook is designed for rapid reference in the office or emergency room. It focuses on diagnosis and treatment of common emergencies in female patients and features numerous treatment algorithms, bulleted lists, and tables, plus ample illustrations including ultrasound. Coverage addresses all emergent conditions and non-emergent problems, such as sexually transmitted diseases, that frequently present in emergency departments. This edition has been updated to address current challenges such as complications arising from medical and surgical abortion, medical and psychological problems arising from sexual assault and other gynecologic traumas, and emergent conditions due to chemical-biological warfare.

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Reviewer: J. Lindsay Reed, M.D.(Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a well-organized book on common diseases in women. Like the previous edition published in 2005, this edition provides up-to-date management options for healthcare providers. The tables provide high-yield information and the bold headings enable providers to quickly locate specific topics. The helpful layout divides the book into two parts which separately cover obstetric emergencies and gynecologic emergencies.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain the pathophysiology and management of obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. Because women experience medical emergencies in numerous settings, it is important for all healthcare providers to be familiar with the most common obstetric and gynecologic emergencies.
Audience: The targeted audience includes obstetricians, gynecologists, emergency department physicians, family practitioners, and other primary care healthcare providers. However, the book also would be helpful for residents in obstetrics and gynecology and emergency medicine. The editor is the department chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville.
Features: The book covers the most common obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. For example, one chapter addresses medical emergencies in the pregnant patient. While this is a vast subject area, the book attempts to highlight the five most common life-threatening diseases to help healthcare providers identify and manage these emergencies more efficiently. The tables are well organized and provide high-yield information. Although the handbook provides helpful information, the font is quite small, which could make reading difficult..
Assessment: This handbook is a welcome addition to the books addressing these and similar topics because it is smaller and more portable. The bold headings make it easy to quickly find specific topics. While the emergencies that women experience may not change, certainly the management of those emergencies will continue to evolve, which justifies this update. I would definitely recommend this book to my colleagues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605476667
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,192,109
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Contributors ix

Part I Obstetric 01

1 Medical Emergencies in the Pregnant Patient Saju D. Joy Stephen A. Contag 01

2 Acute Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Kelly A. Best 25

3 Ectopic Pregnancy Mary E. Rausch Andrew M. Kaunitz Kurt Barnhart 36

4 Trauma in Pregnancy Victor J. Hassid Miren A. Schinco 54

5 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Pregnancy David Caro Stephen Topp 75

6 Perimortem Cesarean Delivery Deborah S. Lyon 90

7 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Preeclampsia/Eclampsia Luis Sanchez-Ramos 97

8 Bleeding in Pregnancy David C. Jones 104

9 Infections in Pregnancy C. David Adair Shawn P. Stallings A. Ben Abdu 120

10 Pregnant Women and Chemical-Biological Warfare Shawn P. Stallings Jason Joseph Joseph H. Kipikasa C. David Adair 134

11 Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Western Nile Virus Carlos Torres Allison H. Luper C. David Adair 152

12 Delivery in the Emergency Department Isaac Delke 160

13 Transport of the Pregnant Patient Pam Adams C. David Adair 175

14 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and Pregnancy: Labor and Delivery Management Isaac Delke 191

15 Postpartum Emergencies David C. Jones 199

16 Role of Imaging Modalities in Obstetric Emergencies Lama L. Tolaymat Gwyn Grabner 212

17 Drug Therapy in Pregnancy Thanh T. Hogan Kristina E. Ward Andrea L. McKeever William Renfro Linda Hastings 224

Part II Gynecologic 255

18 Complications of Medical and Surgical Abortion Rosanne L. Botha Paula H. Bednarek Andrew M. Kaunitz Alison B. Edelman 255

19 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Shireen Madani Sims 261

20 Vulvar and Vaginal Diseases Guy I. Benrubi 278

21 Menorrhagia and Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Deborah S. Lyon 281

22 Pelvic Mass Karl H.S. Smith 291

23 Torsion of Ovary Mehdi Parva Charles J. Dunton 299

24 Oncologic Emergencies Sarah Adams Stephen C. Rubin 307

25 Postoperative Complications and Postoperative Emergencies Brent E. Seibel 316

26 Emergency Evaluation and Treatment of the Sexual Assault Victim James L. Jones 329

27 Gynecologic Traumas Tracey Maurer 345

28 Imaging in Gynecologic Emergencies Marcia E. Murakami Joseph G. Cernigliaro 354

29 Urogynecologic Emergencies Bela I. Kudish Cheryl B. Iglesia 379

30 Emergency Room Communication Issues: Dealing with Crisis Marghani M. Reever Deborah S. Lyon 386

Index 397

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