Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

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Approximately 21,000 family physicians in the United States regularly perform obstetrics as part of their primary care responsibilities. In Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide, a seasoned inner-city family physician concisely surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in a busy medical practice to provide a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum, and postpartum complications. For each stage, Dr. Paul Lyons addresses the major issues and problems, spelling out in detail management protocols about why and what action is to be taken, when it is to be done, and how it is to be interpreted. The key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference, and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Expert advice based on years of experience is also presented concerning physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques. For the clinician seeking a point-of-care tool to look up information quickly when attending to patients in the office, a PDA version of the book is available from the Humana website: www.humanapress.com.

Concise and clinically oriented, Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide aims to improve the delivery of women's health care, helping both family doctors who are doing obstetrics and those who want to better understand what is happening to their pregnant patients reach a higher standard of care.

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"At only 221 pages, with a straightforward writing style, this book is a quick and easy read that encompasses a broad overview of obstetrics. … For these reasons, those who would find this text most useful would be medical students or residents … who could read this book in its entirety as an introduction to obstetrics. It may also be useful to practicing clinicians … who wish to brush up on or review obstetric topics." (Kirsten Stoesser, Family Medicine, July, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588295101
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/15/2006
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Preconception and Prenatal Care


Preconception Counseling

Prenatal Care. Medications in Pregnancy

II. Complications of Pregnancy

Dysmorphic Growth and Genetic Abnormalities

Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Preterm Labor

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Early Pregnancy Bleeding

Late Pregnancy Bleeding

Recurrent Spontaneous Abortions

Rh Isoimmunization

Infection in Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy

HIV and Pregnancy

Multigestational Pregnancy

Post-Dates Pregnancy

III. Labor and Delivery

Normal Labor

Induction and Augmentation.

Pain Management in Labor

Operative Delivery

IV. Complications of Labor and Delivery

Prolonged Labor

Shoulder Dystocia


Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Maternal Fever in Labor

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Perineal Laceration and Episiotomy

V. Postpartum Management

Newborn Evaluation

Routine Hospital Postpartum Management

Complications of the Hospital Postpartum Period


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