Women's Health in Clinical Practice: A Handbook for Primary Care / Edition 1

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This book clearly elucidates many of the key issues found in the disparate literature on sex-based differences in health and illness. It provides primary care clinicians with a practical, up-to-date source of information that can lead to optimal, targeted care for women. Among the topics examined in this comprehensive volume are treating and preventing osteoporosis, diabetes, cervical cancer, eating disorders, and more.

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Reviewer: Rita Duboyce, MD (Office of the Air Force Surgeon General)
Description: This book is designed to aid primary care providers in meeting the healthcare needs of their female patients. It covers reproductive, cardiovascular, endocrine, and dental problems and issues as they relate to women's health.
Purpose: This is needed with the advances in medicine and technology as well as gender equality. Research involving women's health has contributed to the growing knowledge and recognition of the physiological differences between the sexes.
Audience: The audience is primary care physicians who have received minimal training in obstetric and gynecological issues but treat women and girls. It would also be useful for physicians who need a refresher or a good clinic reference or even for residents in a primary care rotation. The authors have extensively researched and referenced the material and have employed the services of experts in their respective areas of women's health to write the chapters.
Features: The authors discuss in detail women's reproductive issues from oral contraceptive use to the treatment of menopause and its associated symptoms. Heart disease and diabetes are also covered with an emphasis on prevention and pharmacological therapy. The authors also discuss such psychological issues as premenstrual dysphoric syndrome and eating disorders. Differential diagnoses are included as well as charts on the staging of cancer. A few photos demonstrate the effects of various health issues on dentition.
Assessment: With its clear and succinct, text, this is indeed a useful reference on women's health issues to have in the office. It is also a good refresher for those physicians who have been out of residency for a while.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617376832
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Contraception
Lynda M. Bascelli, MD, Assistant Residency Director, West Jersey-Memorial Family Practice Residency at Virtua

Chapter 2: Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Harris B. Cohen, MD, Private Practice

Chapter 3: Menopause
Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, FACP, Assistant Residency Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care Health System, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College

Chapter 4: Osteoporosis
Colleen Veloski, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Temple University School of Medicine

Chapter 5: Women and Coronary Heart Disease
Susan Mather, MD, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Instructor, Division of Internal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College

Chapter 6: Female Sexual Dysfunction
Lenore Tiefer, Ph.D, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

Chapter 7: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Ann Ouyang, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University
Deborah M. Bethards, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University

Chapter 8: Urinary Incontinence
Harriette M. Scarpero, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University
Tamara G. Bavendam, MD, Medical Director, Pfizer, Inc.

Chapter 9: Diabetes in Women
Ronald Codario, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Chapter 10: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Katherine Sherif, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
Shahab Minassian, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine

Chapter 11: Cervical Cancer Detection and Prevention
Amy L. Clouse, MD, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Family Medicine

Chapter 12: Breast Disorders
Lori Jardines, MD, Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Chapter 13: Thyroid Disorders
Serge Jabbour, MD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Jefferson Medical College
M. Hamed Farooqi, MD, FACE - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center

Chapter 14: Oral Health/Dental Disorders
Barbara Steinberg, DDS, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Laura Minsk, DMD, Assistant Professor of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Joan I. Gluch, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Susanne K. Giorgio, RDH, Private Practice

Chapter 15: Eating Disorders
Amy Clouse, MD, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Family Medicine

Chapter 16: Psychiatric Disorders in Women
Brenda Butler, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine

Chapter 17: Intimate Partner Violence
Deirdre Anglin, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Connie Mitchell, MD, Consultant, Health and Forensic Care of Intimate Partner Violence

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