Williams Obstetrics 24/E (EBOOK)

Williams Obstetrics 24/E (EBOOK)

by Marlene M. Corton, Kenneth Leveno, Steven Bloom, Barbara Hoffman, Jodi Dashe
     
 

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The premier reference in obstetrics for more than a century – now even more relevant to today's practice

Williams Obstetrics is the most detailed, comprehensive, and rigorously referenced text on the subject. Written by an author team from the world-renowned Parkland Hospital, the hallmarks of this classic are its thoroughness, scientific basis, and

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The premier reference in obstetrics for more than a century – now even more relevant to today's practice

Williams Obstetrics is the most detailed, comprehensive, and rigorously referenced text on the subject. Written by an author team from the world-renowned Parkland Hospital, the hallmarks of this classic are its thoroughness, scientific basis, and practical applicability for the obstetrician at the bedside. This edition of Williams Obstetrics continues to emphasize the scientific-based underpinnings and evidence-based practices of the specialty. This is accomplished by using incorporating more than 3,000 new literature citations and guidelines from the most trusted professional and academic organizations.

One of the important features of the twenty-fourth edition is a greater focus on the fetus as a patient and an expanded discussion of fetal diagnosis and therapy. This is complemented by more than 100 new sonographic and MR images of common fetal abnormalities. A new reorganization of the text enables the book to highlight more effectively the myriad disorders that may complicate pregnancy.

Williams Obstetrics provides a convenient, clinically relevant text of value to the busy practitioner. The book summarizes important new data that has influenced evidence-based management to improve pregnancy outcomes. Much of this data is conveniently distilled into newly created tables and diagnostic and treatment algorithms. During discussion, numerous sources are cited to provide evidence-based options for patient management. Additionally, nearly 900 images complement the text, many of which are new or enhanced. These include sonograms, MR images, photographs, diagrams, and graphs. This edition of Williams Obstetrics continues to provide clinicians with everything they need to know about the practice of obstetrics with a level of authority and quality of presentation not found in any other resource.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the 24th edition of a book that lays claim to being the gold standard of obstetrics/gynecology textbooks. The presentation is in depth yet approachable with exemplary use of evidence-based medicine.
Purpose: This is intended as a comprehensive overview of obstetrics and it does a good job of achieving it.
Audience: The audience includes anyone involved in obstetrics, although residents and practicing physicians will derive the most benefit. The authors are the leaders in the field.
Features: The book is clearly divided into sections and the chapters are very comprehensive. This edition incorporates the new findings that have impacted obstetrics in the four years since the previous edition of 2010. At a glance, the text is clear and images are excellent, and the book is easy to read. I was impressed by the updates. For example, the chapter on preterm labor includes several things not often found in textbooks (the use of exclamation points for emphasis is just one example). There is a nice recap of the controversy regarding the cost of the drug Makena. This chapter highlights important physiology, but also incorporates how practitioners at Parkland managed certain scenarios. This approach is welcome and really adds to the protocolization of obstetrics.
Assessment: This edition continues in the fine tradition of its predecessors and lays a solid claim as the gold standard. The authors are leaders in the field and evidence-based decisions are seamlessly woven throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071798945
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1376
File size:
114 MB
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Meet the Author

F. Gary Cunningham, M.D. (Dallas, TX), Professor and Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital

Kenneth J. Leveno, M.D. (Dallas, TX), Professor and Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital

Steven L. Bloom, M.D. (Dallas, TX), Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital

Catherine Y. Spong, M.D. (Bethesda, MD), practicing perinatologist

Jodi S. Dashe (Dallas, TX), Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Medical Director of Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetics, Parkland Hospital

Barbara L. Hoffman, M.D. (Dallas, TX), Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital

Brian M. Casey, M.D. (Dallas, TX), Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Chief of Obstetrics, Parkland Hospital

Jeanne S. Sheffield, M.D. (Dallas, TX), Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Medical Director of Prenatal Clinics, Parkland Hospital

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