Oxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

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Overview

THE CLASSIC CHILDBIRTH HANDBOOK—COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED IN FULL COLOR

Edition after acclaimed edition, Oxorn-Foote Human Labor & Birth has provided the most comprehensive, yet accessible overview of obstetrics available. Going beyond scientific theory and a technological orientation, this landmark guide is written for the real world of clinical practice, as it expertly examines all mechanisms of human labor and delivery.

The book begins with a valuable review of clinical anatomy, then thoroughly examines the three stages of labor, with a focus on proper management and birthing techniques. Specific guidance on the full spectrum of complications and delivery situations, including Cesarean

section, breech presentation, transverse lie, umbilical cord issues, dystocia, and more are also presented. A final section addresses such critical concerns as preterm labor, antepartum hemorrhage, and maternal and fetal complications in labor.

FEATURES

  • NEW! Full-color design with hundreds of original, skill-sharpening illustrations
  • NEW! Insightful, timely chapter on the challenges of obesity in pregnancy
  • NEW! Essential coverage of modern techniques for the management of postpartum hemorrhage
  • NEW! Expanded review of multiple pregnancy
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a Canadian handbook for obstetricians "in the trenches" caring for pregnant women.
Purpose: It is intended as a quick reference for those in a triage or clinic setting. The book is heavy on illustrations and straightforward language.
Audience: The audience includes students and midlevel practitioners who care for pregnant women. The book may be too simple for advanced students, and other textbooks provide more comprehensive material.
Features: The book is divided into anatomy, the stages of labor and complicated labor, which is actually cesarean section and its complications, and other issues, which dives slightly deeper into specific topics. The first thing that grabs your attention is the quality of the fine illustrations. Certainly medical students doing a rotation in obstetrics/gynecology would appreciate the easy to comprehend pictures. The text uses a simple, bulleted format. Much attention is paid to fetal lie and presentation. The section on fetal heart monitoring is accurate though a comment on category 1, 2, and 3 tracings would be appropriate, but this may be a geographical difference. The term "birth asphyxia" is outdated and should be corrected to be in line with ACOG recommendations. The vast majority of the book is written in a style that would greatly benefit those who work in obstetrical triage. The information is quick, easy to access, and easy to comprehend. There are even nice ultrasound images included.
Assessment: This quick reference manual would best be placed in an obstetrical triage setting. Medical students or nurse practitioners will welcome the helpful illustrations and the cursory mention of more complicated conditions. Advanced readers will find it lacking in detail, but for the intended audience of students, this is an excellent resource.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a Canadian handbook for obstetricians "in the trenches" caring for pregnant women.
Purpose: It is intended as a quick reference for those in a triage or clinic setting. The book is heavy on illustrations and straightforward language.
Audience: The audience includes students and midlevel practitioners who care for pregnant women. The book may be too simple for advanced students, and other textbooks provide more comprehensive material.
Features: The book is divided into anatomy, the stages of labor and complicated labor, which is actually cesarean section and its complications, and other issues, which dives slightly deeper into specific topics. The first thing that grabs your attention is the quality of the fine illustrations. Certainly medical students doing a rotation in obstetrics/gynecology would appreciate the easy to comprehend pictures. The text uses a simple, bulleted format. Much attention is paid to fetal lie and presentation. The section on fetal heart monitoring is accurate though a comment on category 1, 2, and 3 tracings would be appropriate, but this may be a geographical difference. The term "birth asphyxia" is outdated and should be corrected to be in line with ACOG recommendations. The vast majority of the book is written in a style that would greatly benefit those who work in obstetrical triage. The information is quick, easy to access, and easy to comprehend. There are even nice ultrasound images included.
Assessment: This quick reference manual would best be placed in an obstetrical triage setting. Medical students or nurse practitioners will welcome the helpful illustrations and the cursory mention of more complicated conditions. Advanced readers will find it lacking in detail, but for the intended audience of students, this is an excellent resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071740289
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/29/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 548,950
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn D. Posner, MD, FRCOG, FRCSC

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Consultant, The Ottawa Hospital and Hawkesbury General Hospital

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Amanda Y. Black, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Staff, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care

The Ottawa Hospital

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Griffith Jones, MD, MRCOG, FRCSC

Staff Physician

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ottawa General Hospital

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lawrence Oppenheimer, MA (Oxon), MD, FRCSC, FRCOG

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Head, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care

The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario

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Table of Contents

Pelvis: Bones, Joints, Ligaments
Floor of the Pelvis
Perineum
Uterus and Vagina
Obstetric Pelvis
The Passenger: Fetus
Fetopelvic Relationships
Engagement, Synclitism, Asynclitism
Examination of the Patient
Normal Mechanism of Labor
Clinical Course of Normal Labor
Fetal Assessment in Labor
Induction of Labor
Dystocia
Abnormal Cephalic Presentation
Management of the Second Stage
Fetal Assessment in the Second Stage
Obstetric Forceps and Vacuum
Shoulder Dystocia
Delivery of the Placenta, Retained Placenta, Placenta Accreta
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Episiotomy, Lacerations, Uterine Rupture, Inversion
Cesarean Section
Labor After Prior C-Section
Face Presentation
Breech Presentation
Transverse Lie
Compound Presentations
The Umbilical Cord
Multiple Pregnancy
Neglected Labor: Destructive Operations on the Fetus
Preterm Labor
Antepartum Hemorrhage
Maternal Complications in Labor
Fetal Complication in Labor
Infectious Disease in Labor
Prolonged Pregnancy
Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia
Use of Ultrasound in Labor
The Puerperium
The Newborn Infant
Risk Management in Labor
Quality Improvement Using Obstetrical Data

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