Obstetrics and Gynecology / Edition 7

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 Established as the standard resource of the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship, Obstetrics and Gynecology is now in its revised Seventh Edition. This is the only clerkship book on the market fully compliant with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (College) guidelines, treatment recommendations, and committee opinions. The text aligns with the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics' (APGO) educational objectives, upon which most clerkship evaluations and final exams are based and provides key features for self-assessment, including USMLE-style questions.

Designed for the OB/GYN clerkship and the national standardized exams, this reference provides key information essential to the student and practitioner. Guidelines from the APGO's Instructional Objectives for a Clinical Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th Edition are incorporated. Over 2,000 questions in vignette format help in USMLE preparation, and over 100 new clinical cases hone readers' diagnostic skills. Each chapter begins with primary objectives and all are carefully edited for consistency of presentation. Twenty-five new line drawings by original artist Joyce Lavery help clarify the text.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: Published in conjunction with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, this is the seventh edition of a comprehensive book on obstetrics and gynecology.
Purpose: It is intended as the definitive reference for medical students on obstetric and gynecology rotations. With the expertise and input from ACOG, it achieves these goals.
Audience: "Although the audience is clearly stated to be medical students, other trainees (nurses, etc.) would benefit from the book as well. The authors represent some of the most well respected organizations in obstetrics/gynecology education. "
Features: The areas of obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncology, and maternal-fetal medicine are all well represented. The colorful images and figures are the most striking feature of this edition, providing an added pop to the material. In addition, important points are highlighted. In some instances (see pp. 116-117), the color can be distracting, but that is a small quibble. A point worth mentioning is that many of the tables come directly from ACOG bulletins or CDC guidelines. Each chapter uniquely begins with a clinical question, followed by the chapter material and then a follow-up to the clinical scenario to close the loop. Readers may appreciate this clinical application on material they are covering for the first time. The appendix provides a unique opportunity to familiarize medical students with the references ACOG makes available. The well-woman checklist and vaccination lists are two fantastic examples.
Assessment: This is the definitive book for medical students doing an obstetrics and gynecology rotation, and it has gotten even better with this edition. The use of ACOG and CDC references lend an added layer of authority to the material. Some pages suffer from an explosion of color that may be distracting, but that is a small issue in an otherwise stellar book.
From The Critics
Designed following the APGO Instructional Objectives for a Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this textbook and guide is intended to help students successfully complete a clerkship and pass the national examinations. Chapters focus on the approach to the patient, obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, neoplasia, human sexuality, and violence against women. Clinical case studies follow each chapter. Approximately 2,200 review questions are provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A textbook for medical students taking their clerkship in OB/GYN and aiming for national standardized exams in this area. Also provides basic information for nurses, midwives, and primary care physicians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
Reviewer: Lorie M. Harper, BS, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: Updated from the fourth edition published in 2002, this fifth edition provides a concise, topic-oriented introduction to the basics of obstetrics and gynecology. The chapters are brief and focused, allowing for concentrated reading.
Purpose: Intended as a source and study guide for medical students, the book effectively uses APGO educational topics to provide a concise but thorough overview of obstetrics and gynecology. An extensive question bank, both on paper and CD, accompanies the book.
Audience: Edited by a professor and chairman of emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at SUNY, this book is effectively geared towards medical students in their clerkships, exploring basic topics in obstetrics and gynecology every student should know.
Features: The book is divided into obstetrics, general gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and neoplasia, with additional chapters covering anatomy, ethics, violence against women, and human sexuality. Each broad topic is divided into short, focused chapters that can be quickly referenced and reviewed. Although on the whole the topics are appropriate, outdated or rare procedures are occasionally discussed in detail, especially in the obstetrics section. The artwork is superb, although the charts are occasionally confusing and difficult to interpret.
Assessment: Overall, this is an excellent review of obstetrics and gynecology for the medical student clerkship. The APGO-oriented approach provides for concise review and quick reference of material. The artwork is skillfully done, clarifying anatomy and procedures described in the text. The question bank is also useful as a guide, although less shelf-like than other available review books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451144314
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Edition description: Seventh
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 144,089
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
APGO Educational Objectives
Unit I Approach to the Patient
Ch. 1 Health Care for Women 2
Ch. 2 Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology 32
Ch. 3 Embryology, Anatomy, and Reproductive Genetics 39
Unit II Obstetrics
Ch. 4 Maternal-Fetal Physiology 63
Ch. 5 Antepartum Care 78
Ch. 6 Intrapartum Care 98
Ch. 7 Abnormal Labor 115
Ch. 8 Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance 131
Ch. 9 Immediate Care of the Newborn 145
Ch. 10 Postpartum Care 151
Ch. 11 Isoimmunization 165
Ch. 12 Postpartum Hemorrhage 173
Ch. 13 Postpartum Infection 182
Ch. 14 Abortion 191
Ch. 15 Ectopic Pregnancy 202
Ch. 16 Medical and Surgical Conditions of Pregnancy 216
Ch. 17 Hypertension in Pregnancy 260
Ch. 18 Multifetal Gestation 270
Ch. 19 Fetal Growth Abnormalities 276
Ch. 20 Third-Trimester Bleeding 285
Ch. 21 Postterm Pregnancy 296
Ch. 22 Preterm Labor 304
Ch. 23 Premature Rupture of Membranes 313
Ch. 24 Obstetric Procedures 319
Unit III Gynecology
Ch. 25 Contraception 327
Ch. 26 Sterilization 347
Ch. 27 Vulvitis and Vaginitis 356
Ch. 28 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 366
Ch. 29 Pelvic Relaxation, Urinary Incontinence, and Urinary Tract Infection 384
Ch. 30 Endometriosis 396
Ch. 31 Dysmenorrhea and Chronic Pelvic Pain 407
Ch. 32 Disorders of the Breast 417
Ch. 33 Gynecologic Procedures 433
Unit IV Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Ch. 34 Reproductive Cycle 444
Ch. 35 Puberty 455
Ch. 36 Amenorrhea and Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding 464
Ch. 37 Hirsutism and Virilization 472
Ch. 38 Menopause 482
Ch. 39 Infertility 494
Ch. 40 Premenstrual Syndrome 508
Unit V Neoplasia
Ch. 41 Cell Biology and Principles of Cancer Therapy 518
Ch. 42 Gestational Trophoblastic Disease 524
Ch. 43 Vulvar and Vaginal Disease and Neoplasia 533
Ch. 44 Cervical Neoplasia and Carcinoma 547
Ch. 45 Uterine Leiomyoma and Neoplasia 568
Ch. 46 Endometrial Hyperplasia and Cancer 577
Ch. 47 Ovarian and Adnexal Disease 590
Unit VI Human Sexuality
Ch. 48 Human Sexuality 608
Unit VII Violence Against Women
Ch. 49 Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 618
Study Questions 625
Index 863
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