Management of Labor and Delivery / Edition 1

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Overview

At the moment, there is no definitive source in the literature on labor management for obstetricians and perinatologists, covering not only the basic science but also the practice from an international perspective. Management of Labor and Delivery covers the physiology and pathophysiology of labor, clinical diagnosis, the management of normal labor, induced labor, and abnormal labors such as prematurity, breach, twins, Cesarean section, pain relief and so on. The emphasis throughout is on careful intrapartum assessment and the selection of appropriate action.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Louisa C. Coutts-van Dijk, MD, MRCGP (Baylor College of Medicine)
Description: This is a substantial new textbook on all aspects of the childbirth process. Chapters review normal labor, risk assessment, fetal monitoring, induction of labor, as well as the most common complications and operative procedures of childbirth.
Purpose: For each topic, the medical literature is reviewed and areas of uncertainty or controversy are clearly discussed. For the more advanced and interested reader, the extensive references provide an excellent resource for further study.
Audience: This book is written for all healthcare professionals involved in labor and delivery, including physicians-in-training in the fields of obstetrics and family medicine, midwives, nurses, and medical students.
Features: The editor has brought together a distinguished cast of international authors. A chapter on the history of labor provides an interesting perspective. Other features include an adequately extensive index which enables answers to various clinical questions to be promptly located among the 593 pages of text. There are numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout, which justify the cost of the book and greatly enhance the training experience of the reader.
Assessment: This is an excellent new addition to the library of any healthcare professional privileged to be involved in the care of the woman in labor. I would especially recommend it to educators in the field.
Louisa C. Coutts-van Dijk
This is a substantial new textbook on all aspects of the childbirth process. Chapters review normal labor, risk assessment, fetal monitoring, induction of labor, as well as the most common complications and operative procedures of childbirth. For each topic, the medical literature is reviewed and areas of uncertainty or controversy are clearly discussed. For the more advanced and interested reader, the extensive references provide an excellent resource for further study. This book is written for all healthcare professionals involved in labor and delivery, including physicians-in-training in the fields of obstetrics and family medicine, midwives, nurses, and medical students. The editor has brought together a distinguished cast of international authors. A chapter on the history of labor provides an interesting perspective. Other features include an adequately extensive index which enables answers to various clinical questions to be promptly located among the 593 pages of text. There are numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout, which justify the cost of the book and greatly enhance the training experience of the reader. This is an excellent new addition to the library of any healthcare professional privileged to be involved in the care of the woman in labor. I would especially recommend it to educators in the field.
Booknews
A detailed text addressing the management of the birth process, for nurse midwives, family practitioners, obstetricians, students, residents, and specialists in maternal and fetal medicine. Contains chapters on general principles, normal labor and delivery, risk assessment, management of labor and delivery in low-risk patients, fetal assessment and treatment during labor, pain relief, and newborn care. Other topics include induction of labor, dystocia, malpresentations, multiple pregnancy, medical and infectious complications, preterm delivery, and labor ward audit. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865424166
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 593
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Creasy is the author of New Hope for Problem Pregnancies and Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, now in its third edition.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributing Authors.

1 Labor: A Historical Perspective (Edward Quilligan).

2 Biology of Parturition (Graham C. Liggins).

3 Antenatal Preparation for Labor (Margaret Fanagan).

4 General Principles of Labor Management (Peter C. Boylan).

5 Normal Labor and Delivery (Robert K. Creasy).

6 Assessment of Risk During Labor and Delivery (Michelle K. Creasy and Robert K. Creasy).

7 Management of Labor and Delivery in Low Risk Patients (William G. L. Ferguson).

8 Fetal Assessment and Treatment During Labor (Laurie S. Swaim and Robert K. Creasy).

9 Pain Relief and Anaesthesia During Labor (Robin Russell and Felicity Reynolds).

10 The Puerperium (John W. Riggs and Jorge D. Blanco).

11 Newborn Care (John W. Sparks).

12 Induction of Labor (Julia E. Solomon and Mary E. D'Alton).

13 Active Management of Labor (Peter C. Boylan).

14 Dystocia (Watson A. Bowes, Jr.).

15 Malpresentations and Special Situations (James A. Thorp).

16 Multiple Pregnancy (Lynn L. Simpson and Mary E. D'Alton).

17 Operative Procedures (Declan P. Keane).

18 Medical Complications of Labor and Delivery (Bernard Gonik and Renee A. Bobrowski).

19 Intrapartum-Associated Infectious Complications (Bernard Gonik and Michael F. McNamara).

20 Preterm Delivery (Robert K. Creasy).

21 Labor Ward Audit (Michael S. Robson).

Index.

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