Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Cases with Expert Commentary

Paperback | January 16, 2015

EditorNatasha Hezelgrave, Danielle Abbott, Andrew Shennan

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Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a case-based guide to difficult scenarios faced in both fields, covering many of the major sub-speciality areas of each. The 24 cases have been selected to cover a spectrum of challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. Recognising that anyattempt to cover the whole curriculum is impossible, the authors have instead chosen specific, challenging scenarios that are commonly encountered in clinical practice, but by no means have simple answers or outcomes. Complex cases are examined from a multidisciplinary approach with consideration of diagnostic procedures, practical skills, evidence base, and the application of national and international guidelines. There is also a summary of evidence from the medical literature in various subspecialty areas ofobstetrics and gynaecology, alongside current controversies in management. Cases are punctuated by easy-to-read "Learning Points", "Clinical Tips", and "Evidence Base" boxes, speeding the learning process as well as providing a handy dip-into guide for those just refreshing their memory. Each case is set off by an "Expert Commentary" written by an internationally-renowned expert in each field, leaving the reader with both a solid base of knowledge and a nuanced view of current challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. This collaboration between trainees and experts provides a uniqueinsight into the management of complex and often rare but important obstetrics and gynaecology cases, within a highly user-friendly format and a ready-made means of self-learning and self-testing. Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecologymakes a useful, relevant and interesting read,enabling the reader to readily transfer the knowledge gained to everyday clinical practice.

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Challenging Concepts in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a case-based guide to difficult scenarios faced in both fields, covering many of the major sub-speciality areas of each. The 24 cases have been selected to cover a spectrum of challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology. Recognising that anyattempt to cover the whole curriculum is impo...

Natasha Hezelgrave is a Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the London Deanery Training Programme, and an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in the Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London. Her main research interests are preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, and global health. Danielle Abbott is currently a GP traine...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:January 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. A 'classic case of heavy menstrual bleeding?2. Severe endometriosis in a young woman with unexpected end-organ failure3. Pregnancy of unknown location: a diagnostic management dilemma4. PGD in oligozoospermia5. Recurrent miscarriage: Is conservative management the best we can offer?6. Lethal congenital abnormalities: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach7. Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy complicated by twinatwin transfusion syndrome8. 'Rescue' cerclage after bulging membranes at 22 weeks: delaying the inevitable?9. Early onset fetal growth restriction10. Dilemmas of preterm birth11. Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy12. The challenges and controversies of pregnancy and diabetes13. HIV in pregnancy: The dilemmas of management14. SLE in pregnancy: Lupus nephritis or pre-eclampsia; a diagnostic challenge15. Management of a pregnant woman with morbid obesity16. Early onset pre-eclampsia: balancing maternal and neonatal morbidity17. Vaginal birth after caesarean section18. Maternal pyrexia: Challenges in optimal perinatal management19. Forewarned is forearmed in massive obstetric haemorrhage20. Premature ovarian failure: Not the same as the 'normal' menopause21. Treating urinary incontinence: an evolving challenge for us all22. Post menopausal bleeding23. Recurrent ovarian cancer24. Cervical cancer