Williams Manual of Pregnancy Complications [NOOK Book]


The only pocket manual derived from Williams Obstetrics, 23e, the field’s most trusted text – completely updated and now in full color

Williams Manual of Pregnancy Complications, 23e is a carry-anywhere, condensed guide to the Williams protocols for diagnosis and management of complications and illnesses during pregnancy. Reflecting the ...

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The only pocket manual derived from Williams Obstetrics, 23e, the field’s most trusted text – completely updated and now in full color

Williams Manual of Pregnancy Complications, 23e is a carry-anywhere, condensed guide to the Williams protocols for diagnosis and management of complications and illnesses during pregnancy. Reflecting the rigorously referenced, evidence-based approach of the parent text, the manual delivers essential information on:

  • Prenatal screening
  • Mediation use in pregnancy
  • Hypertension disorders in pregnancy
  • Pain management dosages
  • Procedures for complicated labor and delivery, hemoglobinopathies, and more!

Thoroughly cross-referenced to Williams Obstetrics, 23e for the latest literature citations, this edition is enhanced by a new full-color presentation, more tables and algorithms, and an increased emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. There is no faster or more efficient way to access the key facts, diagnostic tools, and treatment guidelines found in Williams Obstetrics, 23e than this authoritative, streamlined sourcebook.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of a companion manual to the 23rd edition of Williams Obstetrics, Cunningham et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2010).
Purpose: Meant to be carried in a pocket, it serves as a brief and quick reference on common pregnancy complications. For further discussion, readers are referred to the accompanying chapter in the main textbook. These are decent objectives, but with the advent of smartphones, the need for books such as these is decreasing.
Audience: Residents and students in obstetrics and gynecology are the intended audience.
Features: The book covers all of the information in the more comprehensive textbook. It is a quick reference and when done well, it really sings. A solid example is chapter 40. The twin overview provides worthwhile information with beautiful illustrations and handy charts. It is great for a medical student or resident to access information quickly. Contrast that with chapter 42 on triplets, which boils the information down to a paragraph. The brevity of the book would be better served with more proscriptive information for certain conditions. For instance, the chapters regarding disorders of amniotic fluid volume would benefit from practical patient management. I envision readers wanting to apply material from this book directly to patient care.
Assessment: This is a good companion to its more superior textbook. The issue is that readers who desire specific information may bypass this for heartier resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071770941
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 23
  • Pages: 560
  • File size: 85 MB
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Meet the Author

Kenneth J. Leveno, MD
Chair and Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas

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Table of Contents

Part I: Obstetrical Complications due to Pregnancy
1. Early Pregnancy Loss
2. Ectopic Pregnancy
3. Screening for Neural-Tube Defects, Down Syndrome, and Heritable Genetic Diseases
4. Prenatal Diagnosis
5. Chromosomal Abnormalities
6. Single-Gene (Mendelian) Disorders
7. Nonmendelian Disorders
8. Teratology, Medications, and Substance Abuse
9. Ultrasound Imaging Including Doppler Velocimetry
10. Oligohydramnios
11. Hydramnios
12. Antepartum Fetal Testing
13. Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Assessment
14. Abnormal Labor and Delivery
15. Chorioamnionitis
16. Shoulder Dystocia
17. Breech Delivery
18. Prior Cesarean Delivery
19. Uterine Rupture
20. Hysterectomy Following Delivery
21. Postpartum and Postoperative Infections
22. Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis
23. Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia
24. Eclampsia
25. Placental Abruption
26. Placenta Previa
27. Fetal-to-Maternal Hemorrhage
28. Hemorrhage Immediately Following Delivery
29. Transfusion of Blood Products for Obstetrical Hemorrhage
30. Amnionic Fluid Embolism
31. Fetal Death and Delayed Delivery
32. Preterm Birth: Definitions, Consequences, and Causes
33. Prediction of Preterm Birth
34. Preterm Ruptured Membranes
35. Preterm Birth: Intact Membranes
36. Incompetent Cervix
37. Postterm Pregnancy
38. Fetal Growth Restriction
39. Macrosomia
40. Twin Pregnancy: Overview
41. Complications Unique to Twins
42. Triplets and More
43. Selective Reduction or Termination of Multifetal Pregnancy
44. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Part II: Medical and Surgical Complications during Pregnancy
45. Active Pulmonary Edema and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
46. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
47. Chronic Hypertension
48. Heart Disease in Pregnancy
49. Pneumonia
50. Asthma
51. Tuberculosis, Sarcoid and Cystic Fibrosis
52. Thromboembolic Disease
53. Thrombophilias
54. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
55. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
56. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Connective-Tissue Disorders
57. Hyperemesis Gravidarum
58. Cholestasis of Pregnancy
59. Diseases of the Gallbladder and Pancreas
60. Appendicitis
61. Viral Hepatitis
62. Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy
63. Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB)
64. Cystitis
65. Acute Pyelonephritis
66. Nephrolithiasis
67. Acute and Chronic Renal Failure
68. Anemia
69. Hemoglobinopathies
70. Thrombocytopenia
71. Gestational Diabetes
72. Pregestational Overt Diabetes
73. Hypothyroidism
74. Hyperthyroidism
75. Postpartum Thyroiditis
76. Epilepsy
77. Cerebrovascular Diseases
78. Other Neurologic Disorders
79. Psychiatric Illnesses During Pregnancy
80. Postpartum Depression
81. Cancer During Pregnancy
82. Dermatological Disorders
83. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
84. Group A and B Streptococcus Infections
85. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
86. Cytomegalovirus, Parvovirus, Varicella, Rubella, Toxoplasmosis, Listeria, and Malaria
87. Trauma in Pregnancy
88. Surgery During Pregnancy
Part III: Complications in the Fetus or Newborn Infant
89. Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant
90. Neonatal Complications of Prematurity
91. Rh Disease and Other Isoimmunization
92. Injuries to the Fetus and Newborn
93. Meconium Aspiration, Cerebral Palsy, and Other Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn
94. Stillbirth
Appendix A: Diagnostic Indices in Pregnancy
Appendix B: Ultrasound Reference Tables
Appendix C: Radiation Dosimetry
Appendix D: Umbilical Cord Blood Gas Analysis
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