Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies

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by John T. Queenan
     
 

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Experience and evidence fused for best-practice management of high-risk pregnancies

High-risk pregnancies present life-threatening challenges to two of your patients: the mother and her fetus. The direct, exemplary guidance in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancy enables you to

  • better understand your patients' conditions
  • devise optimum

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Experience and evidence fused for best-practice management of high-risk pregnancies

High-risk pregnancies present life-threatening challenges to two of your patients: the mother and her fetus. The direct, exemplary guidance in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancy enables you to

  • better understand your patients' conditions
  • devise optimum management strategies
  • maximize the outcome and minimize the complications for both the mother and her fetus

To enhance clinical relevance, each protocol is written as if the patient were present. Evidence to support an intervention is given where it exists. The authors' experience provides additional wise counsel. Key references provide the springboard for a deeper understanding of a topic. All protocols have been updated. New protocols follow the successful formula of previous editions.

They cover

  • Clinical use of 3D sonography
  • Sonographic screening for anomalies
  • Sonographic screening for aneuploidy
  • Fatty liver
  • Prevention of Cerebral Palsy
  • Cooling for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Risk of Multiple Cesarean Deliveries

Designed for clinical practice by the leaders of two generations of maternal-fetal medicine, no obstetrician or obstetric health care provider can afford to miss Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies.

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An updated edition providing quick reference for the obstetrician or midwife seeking guidance in the diagnosis and therapy through the various complications that may occur in high-risk pregnancy. Topics include pregnancy hazards, special procedures, maternal diseases, obstetrical problems, and labor and delivery. Problems are addressed by a clear, precise, and practical protocol. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"This is an update of an excellent reference. The evidence-based algorithms are essential for clinical practice in medicine today." (Doody's, 30 September 2011)
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Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a reference with evidence-based algorithms for addressing complicated obstetrical problems.
Purpose: The focus today is on delivering evidence-based medical care in a timely and efficient manner. The purpose of this book is to distill complicated medical problems into easy-to-follow algorithms to meet that need.
Audience: The book is written for residents and physicians in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine.
Features: The chapter on indices of maturity is an excellent evidence-based approach to fetal lung maturity testing. The material is clearly and logically presented. Each different type of test is debated and the merits of each considered. Special considerations impart excellent pearls regarding fetal lung maturity testing. I particularly liked the discussion about multiple tests or cascade testing. Another excellent chapter is the vaginal birth after C-section chapter, which addresses the history of VBAC and highlights the current recommendations of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). It also provides a simple algorithm and stresses the importance of dynamic counseling with these patients. It would have been worthwhile to explore the decreased perinatal death rate that is suggested by the figure, but otherwise the chapter is very well done. The chapter on multiple births does a solid job of presenting information that should be discussed at the patient level. The issue of twin-twin transfusion could have been better explored, but this is still a solid chapter. The book ends with common values in pregnancy for labs as well as ultrasound tables. This material is invaluable especially in a busy clinic. It would not be hard to imagine a nurse practitioner sifting through this book in the middle of a hectic clinic. References are current and relevant and the material is very well presented.
Assessment: This is an update of an excellent reference. The evidence-based algorithms are essential for clinical practice in medicine today. More figures would be welcome, but this doesn't detract from this excellent work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444390353
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
680
File size:
9 MB

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"This is an update of an excellent reference. The evidence-based algorithms are essential for clinical practice in medicine today." (Doody's, 30 September 2011)

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