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The new 21st edition of Williams Obstetrics maintains its strong evidence-based approach and includes more than 4,000 new references, updated guidelines, and a new easy access format in a 2-color design. Rigorously referenced and cohesively written, the hallmarks of Williams Obstetrics are its thoroughness, scientific basis, and practical applicability for the obstetrician at the bedside. The book maintains its strong evidence based approach whereby management guidelines and recommendations are evaluated on analysis of the scientific literature.
New features include:
* New Editors John Hauth and Katharine Wenstrom bring special expertise in the field of evidence-based clinical medicine and state-of-the art application of CLINICAL and MOLECULAR GENETICS as they pertain to obstetrics
* UPDATED GUIDELINES and STANDARDS of CARE reflect the current scope of practice
* New Streamlined format features QUICK-READ CHAPTER OUTLINES and highlighted key sentences that pinpoint critical information
* NEW CHAPTERS inform on hot topics: preconceptional counseling, induction and augmentation of labor, chronic hypertension, more
* 250 NEW FIGURES AND TABLES illuminate key information

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Dwight P. Cruikshank
This 19th edition of what has become a ""classic"" is a thorough textbook of the entire spectrum of the specialty of obstetrics. The 18th edition was published in 1989. This is clearly meant to be the definitive textbook in the field. The authors have greatly expanded upon the previous edition, adding 20 chapters and approximately 400 pages. This book should be read in its entirety by all practitioners and residents in obstetrics/gynecology and family practice. A great deal of the book is also appropriate for medical students and nurse midwives. The quantity and quality of illustrations are appropriate. There are abundant current and pertinent references. The table of contents and the index are both quite good. The authors have done a superb job of merging a traditional textbook of obstetrics with a textbook of maternal/fetal medicine. Whereas the previous editions had one chapter regarding medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, the new edition has 13, diseases of each organ system being treated in individual chapters. New chapters have been added on genetics, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound, and drugs prescribed during pregnancy. Previous editions of this textbook have been criticized for presenting only management schemes which are used at the authors' institution. This edition presents a somewhat more balanced treatment of those areas of obstetrics where management remains controversial. In general, all of the chapters in this book are superb. The sections on ovarian function, ovulation, and menstruation are longer than they need to be in a textbook of obstetrics (as opposed to gynecology), but they are well written. The only weakness is the chapter on forceps delivery, whichcontains too few pictures and details to be very useful. In summary, this is one of the ""gold standard"" textbooks of the discipline.
JAMA
...the obstetric book to read for the boards. Review of previous edition, 1997
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Reviewer: Dwight P. Cruikshank, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This 19th edition of what has become a "classic" is a thorough textbook of the entire spectrum of the specialty of obstetrics. The 18th edition was published in 1989.
Purpose: This is clearly meant to be the definitive textbook in the field. The authors have greatly expanded upon the previous edition, adding 20 chapters and approximately 400 pages.
Audience: This book should be read in its entirety by all practitioners and residents in obstetrics/gynecology and family practice. A great deal of the book is also appropriate for medical students and nurse midwives.
Features: The quantity and quality of illustrations are appropriate. There are abundant current and pertinent references. The table of contents and the index are both quite good.
Assessment: The authors have done a superb job of merging a traditional textbook of obstetrics with a textbook of maternal/fetal medicine. Whereas the previous editions had one chapter regarding medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, the new edition has 13, diseases of each organ system being treated in individual chapters. New chapters have been added on genetics, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound, and drugs prescribed during pregnancy. Previous editions of this textbook have been criticized for presenting only management schemes which are used at the authors' institution. This edition presents a somewhat more balanced treatment of those areas of obstetrics where management remains controversial. In general, all of the chapters in this book are superb. The sections on ovarian function, ovulation, and menstruation are longer than they need to be in a textbook of obstetrics (as opposed to gynecology), but they are well written. The only weakness is the chapter on forceps delivery, which contains too few pictures and details to be very useful. In summary, this is one of the "gold standard" textbooks of the discipline.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838596470
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/30/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 21
  • Pages: 1448
  • Product dimensions: 9.18 (w) x 10.68 (h) x 2.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. I Human Pregnancy 1
1 Obstetrics in Broad Perspective 3
2 Pregnancy: Overview, Organization, and Diagnosis 15
3 Anatomy of the Reproductive Tract 31
Sect. II Physiology of Pregnancy 63
4 The Endometrium and Decidua: Menstruation and Pregnancy 65
5 The Placenta and Fetal Membranes 85
6 The Placental Hormones 109
7 Fetal Growth and Development 129
8 Maternal Adaptations to Pregnancy 167
Sect. III Pregnancy Planning and Antepartum Management 201
9 Preconceptional Counseling 203
10 Prenatal Care 221
Sect. IV Normal Labor and Delivery 249
11 Parturition 251
12 Mechanisms of Normal Labor 291
13 Conduct of Normal Labor and Delivery 309
14 Intrapartum Assessment 331
15 Analgesia and Anesthesia 361
16 The Newborn Infant 385
17 The Puerperium 403
Sect. V Abnormal Labor 423
18 Dystocia: Abnormal Labor and Fetopelvic Disproportion 425
19 Dystocia: Abnormal Presentation, Position, and Development of the Fetus 451
20 Induction and Augmentation of Labor 469
Sect. VI Operative Obstetrics 483
21 Forceps Delivery and Vacuum Extraction 485
22 Breech Presentation and Delivery 509
23 Cesarean Section and Postpartum Hysterectomy 537
Sect. VII Common Complications of Pregnancy 565
24 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy 567
25 Obstetrical Hemorrhage 619
26 Puerperal Infection 671
27 Preterm Birth 689
28 Postterm Pregnancy 729
29 Fetal Growth Disorders 743
30 Multifetal Pregnancy 765
Sect. VIII Placental Disorders 811
31 Abnormalities of the Fetal Membranes and Amnionic Fluid 813
32 Diseases and Abnormalities of the Placenta 827
Sect. IX Reproductive Success and Failure 853
33 Abortion 855
34 Ectopic Pregnancy 883
35 Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract 911
Sect. X Fetal Abnormalities: Inherited and Acquired Disorders 937
36 Genetics 939
37 Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy 973
38 Teratology, Drugs, and Medications 1005
39 Diseases and Injuries of the Fetus and Newborn 1039
Sect. XI Techniques Used to Assess Fetal Health 1093
40 Antepartum Assessment 1095
41 Ultrasound and Doppler 1111
Sect. XII Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy 1141
42 General Considerations and Maternal Evaluation 1143
43 Critical Care and Trauma 1159
44 Cardiovascular Diseases 1181
45 Chronic Hypertension 1209
46 Pulmonary Disorders 1223
47 Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders 1251
48 Gastrointestinal Disorders 1273
49 Hematological Disorders 1307
50 Endocrine Disorders 1339
51 Diabetes 1359
52 Connective-Tissue Disorders 1383
53 Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders 1405
54 Dermatological Disorders 1429
55 Neoplastic Diseases 1439
56 Infections 1461
57 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1485
Sect. XIII Family Planning 1515
58 Contraception 1517
59 Sterilization 1555
Index 1563
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