Primary Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Handbook for Clinicians / Edition 2

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This Second Edition is a timely revision of the definitive source for quick reference and up-to-date information on the primary health care of women. This editon has been revised and updated to serve the most current needs of the busy clinician.Contributed by leaders in obstetrics-gynecology, primary care an relevant subspecialties, this book presents the latest information from respected authorities.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This handbook for busy clinicians, residents, and students includes some general principles of primary care and specific clinical areas of interest in the office setting. The first edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to tie the gynecologic, medical knowledge and clinical applications together, and apply this knowledge to the patient in the office. It is also intended to provide basic medical information to residents and clinicians faced with primary care problems. These are clearly worthy objectives, and the authors have accomplished their goal.
Audience: The audience includes clinicians in practice, residents in training, and medical students. The text is detailed and provides useful information for the clinician. Medical students may find the book a bit advanced, but it is still appropriate for students. Both authors are productive academicians and educators.
Features: The book covers a variety of topics that are important to the obstetrician/gynecologist faced with primary care problems. Unique chapters, such as emergencies in the office setting, are very useful. Other primary care topics include disorders of mood, cardiovascular system, breast, pelvic pain, GI, respiratory, sexual function, and some endocrinological topics. Chapters conclude with some thought-provoking clinical cases, which are very helpful. The text is not footnoted, and some chapters (e.g. contraception update) fail to provide references. Thus, readers are at a loss if they question any of the information.
Assessment: This is a terrific handbook to have readily available in the office. It is not as comprehensive as some of the larger, hardcover references, but it is still very useful for busy clinicians. The second edition is justified given how quickly medicine and primary care recommendations are changing.
Val Y. Vogt
This first edition is an easy-to-read, comprehensive primary care handbook for the obstetrician/gynecologist. Algorithms reinforce the text throughout the chapters. It is a valuable resource for obstetricians/gynecologists. The obstetrician/gynecologist who is experienced in primary care as well as those just starting to add primary care to their practice will appreciate this easily understandable handbook. The most common primary care issues are discussed. The diagnosis, management, and treatment of each issue is thoroughly discussed. The primary care issues covered provide an excellent reference for the practicing obstetrician/gynecologist. The chapters allow the reader to refer to a specific subject matter easily. The extensive use of algorithms complement the text. This handbook is easy to read. The chapters are concise, yet thorough. The reader can easily skip to a specific answer to a question without reading the entire chapter. The flow of the chapters are logical with sufficient diagrams and algorithms. The use of color photographs specifically for dermatologic problems is an illustration of the quality of the handbook. Suggested reading lists enhance each chapter. This is a worthwhile contribution to the educational resources for medical students, obstetrician/gynecologist residents, and practicing obstetricians/gynecologists. Since primary care has been emphasized in the clinical practice for obstetricians/gynecologists recently, a handbook that provides easily accessed information is essential.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387323275
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Primary Care and the Obstetrician-Gynecologist.- Primary Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Health Maintenance and Screening.- Pediatric and Adolescent Patients.- Elderly Patients.- Lesbian Patients.- The Role of Genomic and Applied Molecular Biology.- Emergencies in the Office Setting.- Clinical Management Principles for the Office Setting.- Abnormal Pap Smear: Gynecologic Pathology and Management.- Mood Disorders.- Breast Disease.- Cardiovascular Hypertension.- Chronic Pelvic Pain.- Contraception Update.- Coronary Heart Disease in Women: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Preventive Therapy.- Dermatologic Disorders.- Diabetes Mellitus.- Gastrointestinal Disorders.- Headaches.- Nutrition, Obesity, and Eating Disorders.- Respiratory Disorders.- Sexual Dysfunction.- Sports Medicine and Injuries in the Athletic Woman.- Thyroid Disease.

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